HEA's enhancement event on student transitions

Higher Education Academy - Thu, 19/02/2015 - 14:58
Thursday, 19 February, 2015

The HEA's enhancement event, ‘Student transitions: journey into, through and beyond higher education’ attended by over 150 delegates this morning, 19 February 2015, opened with a keynote delivered by Michelle Morgan from Kingston University.

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Tackling transition in STEM disciplines report published

Higher Education Academy - Thu, 19/02/2015 - 13:35
Thursday, 19 February, 2015

A report published by the HEA, identifies transition as one of the most important issues facing STEM educators at the current time.

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UK online university reaches million

BBC - Thu, 19/02/2015 - 13:11
The UK's drive to challenge US dominance in online learning passes the milestone of signing up a million students.
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Pitfalls of delayed school entry

BBC - Thu, 19/02/2015 - 13:10
A delay in starting school for summer-born or premature children may be linked with poor academic performance later on, a study suggests.
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Parents seek school opt-out option

BBC - Thu, 19/02/2015 - 12:41
A group of parents fighting to save a Catholic primary school are launching an audacious bid to keep it open.
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Harvard prepares to fight fossil fuel divestment case in court

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 19/02/2015 - 11:46

World’s richest university will appear in court on Friday to seek dismissmal of lawsuit brought by students calling for it to pull investments out of coal, oil and gas companies

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Distance learning taps in to virtual reality technology

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 19/02/2015 - 11:22

As technology advances, so the potential for online learning flourishes

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How I celebrate Chinese new year in the UK

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 19/02/2015 - 10:40

It’s tough for Chinese students to be thousands of miles from their families at this time of year. But many universities hold new year events

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Don't be fooled by the closing gender gap in science PhDs

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 19/02/2015 - 10:38

What’s really happened is that fewer men – not more women– are studying for PhDs, new US research reveals

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Nick Clegg pledges free early years education for all

Telegraph - Thu, 19/02/2015 - 09:59
In a speech outlining his plans for early years education, the Lib Dem leader plans to offer all working parents 15 hours of free childcare






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QUIZ: could you pass the 11-plus?

Telegraph - Thu, 19/02/2015 - 08:00
As David Cameron says he supports the expansion of grammar schools, we take a look at the 11-plus. Are you smarter than a 10 year-old?






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Career tips for teachers: moving between private and state schools

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 19/02/2015 - 07:00

Is the grass really greener on the other side? Can you ever go back? We round up our experts’ advice on switching school sectors

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Call for childcare costs review

BBC - Thu, 19/02/2015 - 00:33
A children's charity is urging an independent all-party review of the UK's childcare system as costs continue to rise, with a 5% increase in a year.
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Should academies and free schools be allowed to hire unqualified teachers?

The Independent - Thu, 19/02/2015 - 00:00

To a conference of those opposed to academies and free schools and news that, in Sweden – the first country to introduce the controversial programme – they now have to hire qualified teachers and follow its national curriculum. This could fuel the debate in England over whether Michael Gove's decision to allow free schools and academies to hire unqualified staff should be abandoned.








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School autism row 'message revealed'

BBC - Wed, 18/02/2015 - 22:19
A voicemail message has emerged of a school asking a mother to keep her autistic son at home during an Ofsted inspection.
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Punctuality, respect, constant exams: How Dame Sally Coates turned Burlington Danes around

The Independent - Wed, 18/02/2015 - 22:00

It took Sally Coates a while to decide whether to take on the challenge of turning Burlington Danes Academy around. After all, she was happy in her role as head of the Sacred Heart Catholic School in south London – "a smaller but similarly gritty" school in which she had worked for 20 years. Burlington Danes, though, had been described to her as "feral". "While I've never been a pushover, I wouldn't class behaviour management as a particular strength," she says in her book, Headstrong: 11 Lessons of School Leadership, which is published next week.








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Minecraft is much more than 'Lego online' - it's a creative classroom tool

The Independent - Wed, 18/02/2015 - 21:15

When Markus Persson began to code Minecraft one weekend in 2009, he imagined a game without levels, story or points set in a vast, free virtual world, the future of which would be at the behest of its users. In doing so he created a gaming monster which, to date, has been downloaded more than 60 million times and is so popular that videos just discussing the game on YouTube attract 2.4 billion views.








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Controversial Durand Education Trust faces 'misconduct or mismanagement' inquiry by Charity Commission

The Independent - Wed, 18/02/2015 - 20:40

A controversial trust set up by a south London academy school is facing an official investigation into whether there has been “misconduct or mismanagement” of its affairs.








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Leading headteacher exposes 'underhand' tactics used by schools to get round curbs on selection

The Independent - Wed, 18/02/2015 - 20:33

One of the UK’s leading headteachers lifts the lid today on the “underhand” tactics used by many schools to get round curbs on selecting pupils.








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Sorry, Oklahoma. You don't get to ban history you don't like

The Guardian Unlimited - Wed, 18/02/2015 - 18:28

Going after history classes that don’t teach “American Exceptionalism” is anything but patriotic

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