Headteachers too soft on unruly pupils, says Ofsted chief Sir Michael Wilshaw

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 25/09/2014 - 05:30

Angry response from teaching unions as report says an hours teaching a day is lost to disruptive behaviour in classrooms

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First-year students get free tablet

BBC - Thu, 25/09/2014 - 00:45
The University of East London is giving a free tablet computer to all its first-year students starting courses this term.
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Streaming 'widens achievement gap'

BBC - Thu, 25/09/2014 - 00:03
Streaming children by ability in primary school widens the achievement gap between rich and poor children, research suggests.
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Steep drop in graduate unemployment

BBC - Thu, 25/09/2014 - 00:02
Graduate unemployment in the UK has seen a big fall, the latest figures suggest.
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School streaming helps brightest pupils but nobody else, say researchers

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 25/09/2014 - 00:00
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Erasmus scheme: How students who are part of the EU cultural exchange programme are falling in love, left right and centre

The Independent - Wed, 24/09/2014 - 21:03

Three weeks before the end of her year-long stay in Paris, Simin Bilimoria met a fellow student whom she became quite taken with.








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Students protest 'slut shaming' high school dress codes with mass walkouts

The Guardian Unlimited - Wed, 24/09/2014 - 20:21

Students around US organise protests after administrators have made them wear shame suits or mandate hemline limits

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The RSA Academy in Tipton: How it aims to transform lives in a severely deprived borough

The Independent - Wed, 24/09/2014 - 18:53

Next month, Alex Beddall will travel from his home in Tipton in the West Midlands to St Peter’s College, Oxford, to read English.








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New education commissioner for city

BBC - Wed, 24/09/2014 - 18:33
Sir Mike Tomlinson is appointed education commissioner for Birmingham.
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Generation of children growing up hidden from public due to 'health and safety fears'

The Independent - Wed, 24/09/2014 - 18:24

Children are being hidden away from the public because a culture of “oversensitivity and overreaction” means schools are afraid to laud their achievements publicly, a head teachers’ leader has warned.








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My sons education made him feel a failure so I founded my own school

The Guardian Unlimited - Wed, 24/09/2014 - 17:00

I decided I could do a better job. Kiran Sethi, dissatisfied with her sons education, designed her own curriculum and watched her project flower into a campaign for child-friendly cities in India

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Schools censor children's achievements due to 'irrational fears' over paedophiles

Telegraph - Wed, 24/09/2014 - 16:17
The head of the Independent Association of Prep Schools criticises a culture of classroom "self-censorship", saying fears over child protection prevented schools celebrating pupils' achievements






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Teachers 'mistrust A-level grades'

BBC - Wed, 24/09/2014 - 12:52
Research for exams watchdog Ofqual suggests nearly half of teachers lack confidence in A-level grades.
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Job-hunt stunts: how far would you go to get your dream graduate job?

The Guardian Unlimited - Wed, 24/09/2014 - 09:53

Graduate job-hunters are finding novel ways to stand out from the crowd

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Book restriction 'harms prisoners'

BBC - Wed, 24/09/2014 - 09:48
Restrictions on the number of books prisoners in England and Wales can have in their cells may inhibit inmates' ability to learn, a charity warns.
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Why Labours attack on government science policy is misplaced

The Guardian Unlimited - Wed, 24/09/2014 - 09:37
Lets stop debating the Haldane Principle and press ministers on when the freeze on science and research spending will end

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Library secures early printed books

BBC - Wed, 24/09/2014 - 06:17
Two of the first ever books to be printed in Scotland have been bought from private ownership by the National Library of Scotland.
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Antony Beevor: history should be compulsory at GCSE

Telegraph - Wed, 24/09/2014 - 06:00
Take the test: A leading historian says all pupils should study history up to the age of 16 as a survey finds significant gaps in the public's understanding of the Second World War






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Asian universities take top five spots in list of top 50 universities under 50

The Guardian Unlimited - Wed, 24/09/2014 - 00:01

Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) tops the QS rankings of universities under 50 years old

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