Ofsted chief: stream pupils by ability at the age of 14

Telegraph - Tue, 18/11/2014 - 17:22
Sir Michael Wilshaw, the chief inspector, says that pupils should transfer between schools at the age of 14 depending on their academic ability or aptitude for practical skills






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White males monopolise best paid jobs in UK universities, report shows

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 18/11/2014 - 15:36

Nearly 80% of professors are men, while just a fifth of vice-chancellors are women, says study that bemoans slow progress in reducing inequality

Academics: how much do you know about university pay? – quiz

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Alex Salmond unveils tuition fees tribute as he resigns

Telegraph - Tue, 18/11/2014 - 15:30
Mr Salmond steps down as First Minister by unveiling a taxpayer-funded commemorative stone inscribed with a quote from him promising no university tuition fees.






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Do teachers in private schools really work fewer hours for more money?

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 18/11/2014 - 14:08

Recent research shows that teachers in independent schools are working longer hours for little extra pay. So how does this compare with the state sector?

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What can we learn from efforts to save an ancient South American language?

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 18/11/2014 - 12:15

Quechua dates back to the Incas and is spoken from Colombia to Chile. We speak to a specialist in Quechua about the fight to preserve the 2,000 year old language

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Thousands of students expected to march in London for free education

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 18/11/2014 - 10:16

Students from around the country will march through central London on Wednesday to call on politicians to scrap tuition fees

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Mackintosh Library ashes sifted

BBC - Tue, 18/11/2014 - 09:47
Forensic archaeologists begin sifting through the ashes of the fire-damaged Mackintosh Library at the Glasgow School of Art.
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Academia for women: short maternity leave, few part-time roles and lower pay

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 18/11/2014 - 07:29
Equality Challenge Unit figures reveal a dismal picture for female academics with the continued dominance of men in the sector Continue reading...






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Tuition fees and student loans: system must change, say experts

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 18/11/2014 - 07:20
Surprising consensus among cross-party Higher Education Commission that funding is unsustainable, says co-chair Continue reading...






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This half-baked A-level reform is being rushed for the election

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 18/11/2014 - 07:10
Schools, students, exam boards and universities aren’t ready but the change to ‘one-shot’ exams is happening anyway Continue reading...






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The Research Excellence Framework – nerve-racking but necessary

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 18/11/2014 - 06:59
As we anxiously await the results we should remember what these assessments have made us strive for Continue reading...






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Tuition fee rise 'may prevent middle-classes getting a mortgage'

Telegraph - Tue, 18/11/2014 - 06:15
A study by the Higher Education Commission says that teachers and health managers may ultimately miss out on mortgages under the new system of £9,000 annual tuition fees






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Health and safety fears 'killing off foreign exchange trips'

Telegraph - Tue, 18/11/2014 - 06:00
A British Council report finds that concerns over health and safety are leading to a decline in the number of pupils staying with host families as part of twinning holidays






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Revive exchange trips, schools urged

BBC - Tue, 18/11/2014 - 04:30
Schools should bring back overseas exchange trips to boost language learning and give pupils a taste of life abroad, says the British Council.
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Student fees 'worst of both worlds'

BBC - Tue, 18/11/2014 - 04:30
The funding system of tuition fees and student loans for England's universities is not financially sustainable in the long term, says an independent commission.
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Trojan council failure 'astonishing'

BBC - Tue, 18/11/2014 - 00:42
A council's failure to respond to a damning report on the Trojan Horse scandal is labelled "astonishing" by Sir Michael Wilshaw, the head of Ofsted.
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Student loan system 'worst of all worlds'

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 18/11/2014 - 00:05

Long-term consequences of government’s changes to funding of England’s universities called into question by influential thinktank

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Foreign exchange trips are becoming passé for UK schoolchildren

The Independent - Tue, 18/11/2014 - 00:01

Whether a joyful summer away from the prying eyes of parents, or a tedious fortnight in a dreary provincial town, foreign exchanges have been a rite of passage for generations of British teenagers.








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Tuition fees: Three quarters of students won’t be able to pay off their debt

The Independent - Tue, 18/11/2014 - 00:00

The current university funding system is unsustainable because of the high number of students who will never be able to afford to pay off their loans after graduating, according to a major new report.








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Foreign exchanges: From Russian saunas to French expletives

The Independent - Mon, 17/11/2014 - 20:00

Alice Jones

They say that school exchanges are there to open you up to new experiences but, aged 14, in the small town of Pushkin in Russia, I found my limit. It had been a baffling and brilliant week, staying with Masha and family, visiting palaces, eating borscht and not understanding a thing anyone said. One day, for no reason, Masha’s father brought a baby goat into their fifth-floor flat. That was fun.








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