Top 20 countries for international students

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 17/07/2014 - 15:08
UNESCO statistics reveal which places around the world attract the most overseas students to their universities

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Andrew Causey obituary

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 17/07/2014 - 15:07
Art historian and critic who taught at St Martin's and became a trustee of the Henry Moore Foundation Continue reading...






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'Digital slimming' graduation photos

BBC - Thu, 17/07/2014 - 14:33
Graduation ceremony photographers are offering to digitally alter pictures to make students look slimmer and have whiter teeth.
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England pupils to top eight million

BBC - Thu, 17/07/2014 - 14:26
Official figures show the number of pupils in England's schools is expected to reach its highest level in almost half a century.
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Governor rejects extremism claims

BBC - Thu, 17/07/2014 - 14:26
The chairman of governors at Carlton Bolling College in Bradford hits back after an Ofsted report said pupils were not being protected from the risks of extremism.
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Summer holiday childcare nightmare: Why are Nicky Morgan and Jo Swinson staying mum?

Telegraph - Thu, 17/07/2014 - 13:59
A new report out today shows how desperate Britain's childcare situation is for working parents during the long summer holidays and yet there's no word from Women's Minister and new Education Secretary, Nicky Morgan. Cathy Newman reports on a dire situation






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Supermarket price war: Aldi unveils £4 school uniform

Telegraph - Thu, 17/07/2014 - 13:30
The German discount chain challenges Asda in the 'Back to School' market, with a £4 school uniform that is £3.50 cheaper than its rival






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Teacher who jokingly threatened pupil with a knife banned for two years

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 17/07/2014 - 12:45
John Holmes, 53, put his arm around Pupil B's neck and made pretend threat to kill him for giving wrong answer during geography lesson
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Planning to study law at university? Read this first

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 17/07/2014 - 11:59
Sixth-formers should have a clear vision of why they are studying the subject and not be put off by its scary reputation Continue reading...






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Ban B&Bs for care leavers, say MPs

BBC - Thu, 17/07/2014 - 11:06
Young adults leaving the care system in England should be provided with regulated accommodation and not placed in bed and breakfasts, say MPs.
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10 habits I've picked up while studying in America

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 17/07/2014 - 10:19
Studying abroad has rubbed off on me, writes a student blogger who has picked up new habits Continue reading...






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Students will be the losers if vocational courses are forced to include exams

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 17/07/2014 - 09:00
Academic testing goes against the whole ethos of vocational learning, says the director of skills at the exam board OCR
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What makes a language attractive its sound, national identity or familiarity?

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 17/07/2014 - 08:00
The allure of a language may have more to do with perceptions of that country's status and social values than its actual sound Continue reading...






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Teachers' luxury gifts raise concern

BBC - Thu, 17/07/2014 - 07:07
Concerns raised over spiralling cost of gifts to teachers
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Top universities told: make 'faster change' to student body

Telegraph - Thu, 17/07/2014 - 06:00
The Office for Fair Access says leading universities must recruit more students from deprived backgrounds to fully reflect society, despite claims that underperformance at school remains the biggest barrier to higher education






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Rise in uni spend to attract poorer

BBC - Thu, 17/07/2014 - 04:53
Universities in the UK spent nearly £140m more on attracting poor students in the first year of fees, a report says.
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Early risers 'less moral at night'

BBC - Thu, 17/07/2014 - 04:09
"Morning people", who are more alert early in the day, are more likely to cheat and behave unethically in the night hours, researchers claim.
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Harrowden Middle School's pupils are thriving, and Ofsted has praised it - so why is it closing?

The Independent - Wed, 16/07/2014 - 22:00

Question: what do you do when a school's teachers are praised by Ofsted as "good" and "enthusiastic" and its head for "outstanding commitment" to her school. Answer: in the case of Harrowden Middle school in Bedford, you close it down a week later.








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Chalk Talk: The closure of Harrowden Middle School in Bedford is an own goal

The Independent - Wed, 16/07/2014 - 22:00

I have often written about headteachers facing the sack after a poor report on their school by Ofsted. Headteachers' leaders such as Russell Hobby, of the National Association of Head Teachers, and Brian Lightman, of the Association of School and College Leaders, call it "football manager syndrome".








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