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One in five school staff victims of false claims, survey shows

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Union study found that fear of being falsely accused is primary reason for some teachers to consider leaving the profession altogether

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Poll suggests privilege is key to landing internships

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Survey carried out for Debrett’s Foundation finds that 72% of privileged young Britons admitted to having used family connections to secure a work placement

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LSE threatens student protesters with legal action to end occupation

Sun, 29/03/2015 - 19:41

Students demanding fairer pay for university staff and pledge not to raise tuition fees are warned of consequences of refusing to abandon sit-in protest

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Killing Jesus: Bill O'Reilly's film is touted as history. But facts aren't sacred to him

Sun, 29/03/2015 - 13:25

A Catholic self-described “traditionalist,” O’Reilly can’t be trusted not to confuse religious interpretation with historical fact

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Headteachers ​threaten to contact police over children playing 18-rated games

Sun, 29/03/2015 - 11:21

Group of 16 schools in Cheshire say allowing children to play games containing unsuitable levels of violence and sexual content is neglectful

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The war against humanities at Britain's universities

Sun, 29/03/2015 - 08:30

Higher education is stuffed with overpaid administrators squeezing every ounce of efficiency out of lecturers and focusing on the ‘profitable’ areas of science, technology, engineering and maths. Are the humanities at risk of being wiped out?

A war is being waged within the cloistered world of academia, a war whose repercussions will be felt down through the generations. Long one of Britain’s global success stories, our universities are under attack by an austerity-obsessed government looking to maintain the excellence of our institutions at a fraction of the cost. The dictates of the market economy have been unleashed upon our once-sacred seats of learning, and academics wear the haunted looks of the terminally battle-scarred. With the threat of further cuts to come whichever side wins the general election, and none of the major parties promising to stand in the way of the corporate colonisation of education, the debate has reached an unseemly head, with many academics in open revolt and professional publications full of bilious fulmination.

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The idea you can put a number against a child's ability is flawed and dangerous

Sun, 29/03/2015 - 08:00

Headteacher Alison Peacock believes labeling children by ability leaves some trapped by low expectations. That’s why her school doesn’t do it

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Saturday jobs ‘can damage exam grades for teenagers’

Sat, 28/03/2015 - 21:03
Part-time work cuts study time, may be damaging to GCSE grades and might reduce motivation in lessons, new research suggests

There was widespread praise for millionaire parents David and Victoria Beckham when it was revealed that they had sent their eldest son, Brooklyn, to do a few weekend shifts in a west London coffee shop. And Jamie Oliver won approval for insisting that he’ll be keeping his eldest two daughters “real” by encouraging them to work in his new pub on Saturdays.

However, new research suggests that teenagers who take on a Saturday job could be damaging their GCSE grades – an effect especially noticeable in girls – even while they earn extra cash they might spend on risky behaviours like drinking or smoking.

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Secret Teacher: when does a relaxing glass of wine become a problem?

Sat, 28/03/2015 - 08:00

What began as a few glasses has become a bottle a night. I worry that if I don’t find another way to cope with stress, someone might call last orders on my career

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What I’m really thinking: the GCSE student

Sat, 28/03/2015 - 07:00

‘A regimented curriculum geared towards preparing students for impersonal, memory-based exams is as depressing as it is uninteresting’

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Gina Williams on why every Australian should know some Indigenous words

Fri, 27/03/2015 - 22:00

The Noongar musician had to take Tafe classes to learn the language of her people, but now she’s dedicated to spreading its popularity – one song at a time

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What every man needs now: a six-pack from ancient Greece

Fri, 27/03/2015 - 20:05
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Travel ban for five east London girls over fears they will join Isis in Syria

Fri, 27/03/2015 - 19:43

Girls, aged 15 and 16, attend Bethnal Green academy in east London and have been made wards of court

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Yelp for teachers is a terrible idea

Fri, 27/03/2015 - 16:00

A Virginia parent sued for teacher evaluation and observations to be made available to the public - but educators are more than just a set of scores

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University protests around the world: share your photos

Fri, 27/03/2015 - 13:13

Are you staging a protest or occupation to fight against the commercialisation of higher education? Share your photos via GuardianWitness

Over the past month, academics and students in Canada, the Netherlands and the UK have taken a stand against their institutions through staging protests and occupations.

Related: University protests around the world: a fight against commercialisation

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Join us to debate the election issues that matter to young people

Fri, 27/03/2015 - 12:22

The Guardian is running a series of events with young experts and Guardian writers in the run up to the general election

In the run up to the election the Guardian is running a series of events which focus on the issues that affect young voters. Rick Edwards will host a panel of experts and Guardian writers as we explore election issues. From climate change, to freedom of speech and immigration – young people talk and politicians listen.

The topics and locations of the events will be:

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Students turn to sex work to make ends meet at university, study finds

Fri, 27/03/2015 - 10:53

Research shows one in 20 students has worked in sex industry to fund lifestyles, just get by or reduce debts, with more men than women involved

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University politics seminars are a breeding ground for chauvinism

Fri, 27/03/2015 - 10:52

Female politics students often feel intimidated and belittled in class, says a student blogger

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We shouldn't keep quiet about how research grant money is really spent

Fri, 27/03/2015 - 08:30

The same organisations that make it difficult to get a grant can be ridiculously laid back about how their money is spent once they have signed it over

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Schools face significant funding cuts – weekly news review

Fri, 27/03/2015 - 08:00

Schools to brave up to 12% real-term funding cuts, Minecraft introduced in Northern Irish secondary schools, and girls doubt their sporting abilities

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