Programme launched to recruit talented school leaders

Telegraph - Wed, 10/09/2014 - 08:56
The Department for Education, along with the Future Leaders Trust, are aiming to recruit 100 talented leaders to transform challenging schools in deprived areas






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Parents 'willing to pay £50k extra' to secure school places

Telegraph - Wed, 10/09/2014 - 07:00
A new report suggests that some parents are willing to pay £50,000 extra to live in a top school catchment area, and a third have moved house specifically






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Support for parents is the key to tackling pupil aggression in schools

The Guardian Unlimited - Wed, 10/09/2014 - 07:00

More than half of teachers face hostility in schools from verbal insults to threats. Its time to look at the cause of these problems rather than playing the blame game

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Tough schools 'to get best new heads'

BBC - Wed, 10/09/2014 - 02:09
A network of 100 "talented leaders" will be sent into England's most challenging schools over the next two years, the government announces.
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Britain has one of highest rates of university participation - yet literacy remains low

The Independent - Wed, 10/09/2014 - 00:00

The drive to send more British people to university has failed to produce a rise in literacy and numeracy skills, a major international study has revealed.








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Starting the school of life

The Independent - Wed, 10/09/2014 - 00:00

Like any parents, we want what's best for our children. So instead of sending our five-year-old boy to start school this month, we're heading off with him in our motorhome to some beaches. There'll be cities and countryside, too – and most of all, there will be family and friends.








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Professor fired for Israel criticism urges University of Illinois to reinstate him

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 20:07

Steven Salaita says he is being denied his academic freedom after emails suggest donors threatened to withdraw funding

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10 things every new primary school teacher needs to know

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 17:28

Do smile before Christmas but dont foray into the staff room if you actually need a break. Here are some top tips for surviving your first year

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Young workers should be aware of their rights

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 17:22
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QS world university rankings 2014: mathematics

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 16:28

The top 100 universities in the world for mathematics, as ranked by higher education data specialists QS


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Children raised by married parents 'are better behaved'

Telegraph - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 16:08
A study published by the Department for Education shows that early education, family income and parents' marital status has a significant bearing on children's behaviour and exam results at 16






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Children raised by married parents 'are better behaved'

Telegraph - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 16:08
A study published by the Department for Education shows that early education, family income and parents' marital status has a significant bearing on children's behaviour and exam results at 16






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QS world university rankings 2014: statistics

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 15:55

The top 100 universities in the world for statistics and operational research, as ranked by higher education data specialists QS


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UK has more graduates but without skills and social mobility to match

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 14:18
Report by OECD notes UK's 'quantum leap' in higher education access but highlights poor literacy and numeracy figures Continue reading...






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Are teachers working lives worse in the UK than anywhere else?

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 13:56

The OECDs new Education at a Glance report challenges common perceptions of education in the UK

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VIDEO: Why is there a Tube train at a school?

BBC - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 12:09
England has a relatively new breed of schools called University Technical Colleges with their unique form of funding.
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Freshers: go wild when it comes to joining student societies

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 12:02
From zombie apocalypse to medieval re-enactment, here are some of the quirkier societies on offer at university

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Graduates in Italy and Spain have low basic skills, says OECD report

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 10:31
Report says university graduates in the southern Europea are less skilled than high school leavers in Japan and Holland Continue reading...






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From J-Lo to Strictly: why more students are learning Spanish

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 10:28
Spanish is helping to reverse the decade-long decline in the number of students taking language GCSEs Continue reading...






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