UK universities spending more on outreach and less on bursaries, report shows

The Independent - Thu, 24/07/2014 - 00:00

Britain’s leading universities have performed a U-turn over the methods they use to attract more disadvantaged students, says a report out today.








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Will The Minerva Project - the first 'elite' American university to be launched in a century - change the face of higher learning?

The Independent - Thu, 24/07/2014 - 00:00

Silicon Valley has a famously rocky relationship with higher education. While many of the brightest minds in the tech industry were educated at prestigious universities such as Stanford and Harvard, many more take pride in having dropped out of their degrees to pursue start-up glory, including Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates. Peter Thiel, the co-founder of PayPal, is so disdainful of university education that he established a fellowship offering several young people $100,000 (£60,000) per year to drop out and start a company instead.








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Goldsmiths College is applauded for greater transparency over vice-chancellor's pay

The Independent - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 23:30

There may be a frisson of horror in vice-chancellor circles at the latest initiative from Goldsmiths College. The south London university has become the first in the country to permit a student representative to sit in on the body that determines the university vice-chancellor's pay.








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Muslim Council of Britain rejects findings of Trojan horse report

The Guardian Unlimited - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 21:05
Religious body insists that claims that Islamists were plotting to take over Birmingham schools are 'patently absurd' Continue reading...






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How to introduce mindfulness into your classroom: nine handy tips

The Guardian Unlimited - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 17:49
From raw onions to making sculptures on a Brighton beach, we round up the best ideas from our live chat on mindfulness Continue reading...






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A-level results: share your school success stories

The Guardian Unlimited - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 16:51

We know that exam results don't always show the whole picture, so we'd like teachers to share success stories that tell us more about your school or college

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Council 'gagged teachers' from raising Trojan Horse concerns

Telegraph - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 16:11
One former staff member at a school caught up in the Trojan Horse scandal says compromise agreements were being routinely used to silence teachers who were forced out of jobs






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School children on 'pupil premium' could get priority admission to schools under new plans

The Independent - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 16:08

Schools could be allowed to give top priority to disadvantaged pupils in the battle for places, under new proposals being drawn up by the Government.








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Parents protest over head teacher who 'banned mentioning Christmas and David Beckham'

Telegraph - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 16:04
A primary school is 'in crisis' after 25 of its 42 teachers and teaching assistants resigned in protest at a strict new super head who once banned children from mentioning Christmas before December






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Britain faces 'growing shortage' of digital skills

Telegraph - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 15:40
An independent task force has called on the Government to invest £20 million to help embed the new computing curriculum in schools, warning that the UK could struggle to fill digital roles in the future






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Teaching abroad after uni: a guide for grads

The Guardian Unlimited - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 14:17
Think teaching abroad could be for you, but haven't a clue where to start? Here's what you need to know before booking that flight

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AUDIO: Police warn teens over explicit texts

BBC - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 12:37
Teenagers who send explicit pictures of each other could be threatened with prosecution, a police officer warns.
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Nostalgia 'makes people spend money'

BBC - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 12:24
A feeling of nostalgia makes people part with money more easily, according to academics studying patterns of consumer behaviour.
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Games of Thrones: USA offers university course

Telegraph - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 11:49
University of Virginia English students study Game of Thrones as part of their university degree






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Trench talk: a guide to first world war slang

The Guardian Unlimited - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 11:33
During the first world war, troops fighting in the trenches used slang to communicate. Here's a guide to its meaning
A global guide to the first world war interactive documentary Continue reading...






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Priority school places plan for poor

BBC - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 11:24
Schools in England could be allowed to offer priority places to the poorest children in their area under proposals put forward by the government.
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10 inspiring teachers: as nominated by our readers

The Guardian Unlimited - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 11:17

It's coming up to the end of term, so here are some great stories of inspiring teachers sent in by our readers

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'Trojan Horse' probe 'needs review'

BBC - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 11:08
The council-commissioned review into the so-called Trojan Horse allegations "ought to be reviewed itself", teachers say.
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White British more likely to get university offers than other ethnicities

The Guardian Unlimited - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 09:57

Twelve of the 14 minority groups included in analysis were less likely to receive offers than white British applicants

Read: ethnic minority students get fewer university offers, research shows

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Trojan Horse report criticised as 'politically motivated offensive'

Telegraph - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 09:57
Tahir Alam, who quit his post as head of the Park View Educational Trust, dismisses the findings of the Peter Clarke inquiry, labelling it a report for former Education Secretary Michael Gove






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