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Class war in English villages as lack of primary school places hits families

Thu, 17/04/2014 - 20:45
Even in a village with three primaries, some children may have to travel miles to other schools when they start in September Continue reading...






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School exam timetables should avoid clashes with Ramadan, teachers say

Thu, 17/04/2014 - 10:30
Teachers fear that Muslim students' grades will suffer if they have to sit GCSE and A-level exams while they are fasting Continue reading...






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The Antarctic tour guide: my career in languages

Thu, 17/04/2014 - 10:12
Multilinguist Nikki Rickett leads groups around Antarctica, a job she wouldn't be able to do without her background in languages Continue reading...






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Is UK humanities research reaching the widest possible audience?

Thu, 17/04/2014 - 10:03
Report points to 'serious dangers for the international standing of UK research' in humanities and social sciences Continue reading...






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Ofsted lost in 'mire of inconsistency', says ATL teaching union chief

Thu, 17/04/2014 - 09:43
Mary Bousted claims regulator incapable of reforming itself and inspection regime lottery reducing quality of education in schools Continue reading...






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Muslim students divided on sharia-compliant loans

Thu, 17/04/2014 - 09:42
The government is consulting on student loans that will not involve paying interest but some young Muslims don't see the point Continue reading...






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Relying on teaching assistant support for SEN students is a false economy

Thu, 17/04/2014 - 07:00
We must help parents understand that relying too much on teaching assistants prevents special educational needs students getting enough quality time with their teacher Continue reading...






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Primary schools: recent baby boom puts pressure on admissions system

Wed, 16/04/2014 - 21:28
In London one in five fails to get first choice; better news in some other English areas as rush to add classrooms eases crisis Continue reading...






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Teaching union calls for better advice on tackling FGM

Wed, 16/04/2014 - 13:59
Delegates at ATL conference says teachers need more guidance if they are to identify victims of female genital mutilation Continue reading...






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Primary school places: fewer parents get first choice

Wed, 16/04/2014 - 13:45
About 600,000 children chase reception places at thousands of state primaries in England as country deals with baby boom Continue reading...






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Primary school places: how to challenge a decision

Wed, 16/04/2014 - 12:55
If you are one of the thousands of parents whose children have not been allocated a place, here is what you can do about it Continue reading...






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National offer day: did you get the primary school place you wanted?

Wed, 16/04/2014 - 11:51

Families of more than 600,000 four-year-olds in England find out which primary school their children will attend on Wednesday. Did you get the school you wanted? Tell us in our open thread

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Parents expect a university degree to increase their children's income

Wed, 16/04/2014 - 11:38
Survey shows parents have high expectations of the power of a degree, but experts warn graduate pay has fallen Continue reading...






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Universities must make languages relevant

Wed, 16/04/2014 - 10:35
The numbers of students studying languages degrees is at its lowest in a decade universities must make their academic study more pertinent, argues Katrin Kohl
UK students taking languages degrees at record low Continue reading...






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Why banning the Sun on university campuses is wrong

Wed, 16/04/2014 - 08:55
Policy at many students' unions has been hijacked by a vocal minority in what can look like action at the cost of democracy Continue reading...
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Mental health issues in academia: 'stories are not cries of the privileged'

Wed, 16/04/2014 - 07:30
It is not only a vocal few who struggle. Here's why academics must not shut up and put up

Contribute to research: complete our survey on mental health in academia Continue reading...
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How to make marking more efficient: three new techniques for teachers

Wed, 16/04/2014 - 07:00
English teacher Andrew Tharby shares his advice on how to significantly reduce the time spent marking while improving the quality of feedback for students Continue reading...
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Compulsory school age in danger of becoming two, survey shows

Wed, 16/04/2014 - 00:01
Children's commissioner says almost half of parents admit to using nurseries to improve chances of getting school places Continue reading...






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