Labour calls time on 'exam factory' approach to schooling

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 20/03/2015 - 00:01

Shadow education secretary outlines plans to end Westminster ‘alpha male’ reform culture and give greater autonomy to teachers

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VIDEO: Inside the BBC on School Report day

BBC - Thu, 19/03/2015 - 19:07
The BBC News Channel takes a look at the highlights of BBC News School Report Day across the BBC.
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VIDEO: Students go social media cold turkey

BBC - Thu, 19/03/2015 - 18:13
Students from Haggerston School in Hackney gave up their social media accounts for a week for BBC News School Report.
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Don't make children born in the summer start school too early, MPs appeal

The Independent - Thu, 19/03/2015 - 18:07

Parents of children born in summer months should be given new rights to appeal if headteachers and councils try to force them to start school too early, MPs say.





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Music institute opens in Beatles' Abbey Road Studios

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 19/03/2015 - 17:53

Students around the world can learn music production and sound engineering in the footsteps of the Fab Four

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'Schools should offer flexibility to premature children,' MPs say

Telegraph - Thu, 19/03/2015 - 17:26
Ministers should give children born prematurely more flexbility to be entered in their first year at school according to their due date, a parliamentary committee has said






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Ministers pushed over 'summer-borns'

BBC - Thu, 19/03/2015 - 17:12
Parents of summer-born babies should get more powers to appeal against decisions on when their children start school.
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Live Q&A: how can access to quality education be improved in Pakistan?

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 19/03/2015 - 16:58

With ghost schools, security fears and girls getting left behind, join us from 1-3pm GMT on Thursday 26 March to discuss reforming Pakistan’s education system

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New York school apologises for reciting Pledge of Allegiance in Arabic

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 19/03/2015 - 16:17

After district residents who had lost family members in Afghanistan complained, the school says the pledge will be read only in English

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Guardian university awards 2015 – pictures from the night

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 19/03/2015 - 15:44

The Guardian’s annual award ceremony recognised the achievements of higher education professionals, here are some highlights from the evening

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VIDEO: Do teens care about the election?

BBC - Thu, 19/03/2015 - 15:28
It is just seven weeks until the people of the UK go to the polls, but how much do young people know about the upcoming general election and do they care about it?
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HEA awards its 60,000th Fellowship

Higher Education Academy - Thu, 19/03/2015 - 14:04
Thursday, 19 March, 2015

Sixty thousand learning and teaching professionals in higher education are now Fellows of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).

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Guardian university awards 2015: winners – in pictures

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 19/03/2015 - 14:03

Higher education professionals gathered at the Guardian’s university awards ceremony in London, hosted by comedienne and impressionist Ronni Ancona, to celebrate the most outstanding and innovative projects in the sector

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Experts oppose four-year-olds' tests

BBC - Thu, 19/03/2015 - 13:30
A group of early-years experts and teachers oppose the introduction of tests for four-year-olds in England.
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Eight top tips for making extracurricular work in school

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 19/03/2015 - 13:28

From coding clubs and poetry to outdoor pursuits, we round up the best ideas from our live chat on extracurricular groups in schools

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Top US academic slams UK's fixation with rankings

Telegraph - Thu, 19/03/2015 - 13:08
A leading US academic in the field of international education has slammed British universities for their obession on rankings






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Uni hopefuls welcome foreign students

BBC - Thu, 19/03/2015 - 12:38
UK applicants to university believe studying alongside foreign students will improve their prospects, a survey suggests
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Paul Blomfield voted 2015's most inspiring leader in higher education

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 19/03/2015 - 12:24

Blomfield, a backbench Labour MP, founded the all-party parliamentary group on students, which has allowed undergraduates to have their voices heard

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Student experience category: award winner and runners up

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 19/03/2015 - 12:08

The University of Hertfordshire’s Active Students programme saw previously sports-shy students try their hands at skiing, golf and other activities

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International projects category: award winner and runners up

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 19/03/2015 - 12:00

This year’s winner, King’s College London’s Sierra Leone Partnership, developed a strategy that helped save lives in the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone

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