Nursery learning boost 'short-lived'

BBC - Wed, 22/10/2014 - 12:08
Research suggests the educational benefits of free nursery places in England are not lasting.
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Graduates taught about business etiquette in new initiative

Telegraph - Wed, 22/10/2014 - 11:41
A new initiative will focus on giving graduates the skills and self confidence they need in the workplace, amid concerns that many leave university without being "work ready"






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Ofsted 'can inspect academy chains'

BBC - Wed, 22/10/2014 - 11:30
Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has publicly contradicted the head of Ofsted over whether the watchdog has the right to inspect academy chains.
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Debt campaigners tear up student loans

BBC - Wed, 22/10/2014 - 11:13
The people who buy and then cancel student debt
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Live Q&A: What is the best way to learn a language?

The Guardian Unlimited - Wed, 22/10/2014 - 10:33

There are more ways than ever to learn a language, but how do you find one that suits your learning style and routine? Join us on 24 October, 1-3pm BST, to discuss

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Ofsted 'escaped blame' over Baby P

BBC - Wed, 22/10/2014 - 10:19
A cover-up led to Ofsted escaping blame for its part in the Baby P scandal, according to a BBC documentary.
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Why must my children's school bags be so heavy?

Telegraph - Wed, 22/10/2014 - 10:04
Harry Wallop's 11-year-old son routinely carries a third of his own bodyweight to school. Why have we turned kids into packhorses, he asks






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My week without the internet

The Guardian Unlimited - Wed, 22/10/2014 - 09:47
From studying to socialising, it's almost impossible for students to unplug for long periods of time

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Nick Clegg says teachers should be free from runaway train of bureaucracy

The Guardian Unlimited - Wed, 22/10/2014 - 07:11
Deputy PM to solicit teachers groups for ways to help ease administrative workloads and focus on educating pupils Continue reading...






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Children aged three 'tutored for places at top schools'

Telegraph - Wed, 22/10/2014 - 05:00
The head of a tutoring company says that parents are seeking to give children extra lessons from the age of three, warning that it risks undermining infants' development






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Teachers told: spend less time marking books to cut excessive workload

Telegraph - Wed, 22/10/2014 - 05:00
School leaders say teachers should spend less time marking books as Nick Clegg launches a new initiative aimed at stopping the 'runaway train of bureaucracy' in schools






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Pushy parents putting children as young as three into private tutoring to win prep school places

The Independent - Wed, 22/10/2014 - 00:00

Children as young as three are being traumatised by the strain of private tutoring to get them into the best prep schools, the head of a leading tutoring agency has warned.








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Nick Clegg launches bid to win teachers back to the Lib Dem fold

The Independent - Wed, 22/10/2014 - 00:00

Nick Clegg will heap praise on public sector workers today as he tries to rebuild bridges with them before next May’s general election.








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Clegg targets teachers' workload

BBC - Tue, 21/10/2014 - 23:56
Teachers in England are being asked to examine how they spend their working day, as Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg vows to cut down on "pointless paperwork".
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Schools 'should check kids' teeth'

BBC - Tue, 21/10/2014 - 23:54
Schools and nurseries need to step in to tackle the worrying trend of tooth decay in children, says the advisory body, NICE.
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Nursery-age children ‘should get tooth-brushing lessons’

The Independent - Tue, 21/10/2014 - 23:04

Nursery-age children should be given lessons in how to brush their teeth to counter a worsening dental health crisis in the most socially disadvantaged sections of the population, experts have said.








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More girls opting for science in school, BTEC results show

The Independent - Tue, 21/10/2014 - 23:02

Science is no longer being seen as a traditional male subject in Britain’s schools, according to new vocational exam figures.








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Fears over poor marking as appeals for A-level and GCSE exams hit new high

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 21/10/2014 - 18:44
Exams regulator Ofqual reveals surge in number of re-marking requests and increase in higher marks awarded on appeal Continue reading...






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Record numbers of GCSE and A-level papers remarked

The Independent - Tue, 21/10/2014 - 16:40

Head teachers have warned of a growing crisis of confidence in the examination system after it emerged that record numbers of GCSE and A-level grades had been overturned on appeal.








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