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Ann Cotton: educating millions within Africa by inspiring sustainable change

Sat, 28/02/2015 - 19:09

The Campaign for Female Education founder supports children’s education in five countries – without sending outsiders in to tell them what to do

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The Tories are paving the way to load more debt on students

Sat, 28/02/2015 - 09:00

If the Conservatives win in May, people shouldn’t be surprised if they wake up to see tuition fees above £15,000

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Secret Teacher: am I paranoid or is my colleague after my job?

Sat, 28/02/2015 - 07:00

Instead of focusing on fast-approaching Sats, I’m worrying that Byzantine politics in my school could leave me in a job I don’t want

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Modern tribes: the grammar pedant

Sat, 28/02/2015 - 06:00
‘The abuse of language causes needless anger, hurt and offence. It’s a question of good manners. Did you really just say refute?’ Continue reading...






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Mohammed Emwazi’s university suspends all ‘sensitive’ events

Fri, 27/02/2015 - 20:16

University of Westminster suspends all student union events deemed sensitive just days after ‘Jihadi John’ was unmasked as a former student and amid controversy over attendance of controversial preacher

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The Guardian view on higher education: beyond the bean-counters

Fri, 27/02/2015 - 19:09
The noble idea that a university is a place where one learns to think is increasingly painted as indulgent and old-fashioned Continue reading...






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Labour challenged over 'cast-iron' guarantee to cut tuition fees

Fri, 27/02/2015 - 18:39

Ed Miliband’s pledge to cut annual fees to £6,000 attracts criticism from George Osborne and Vince Cable

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Guide for parents to help girls consider male-dominated careers

Fri, 27/02/2015 - 16:10

With women far more likely to work in traditionally ‘female’ jobs, Your Daughter’s Future encourages parents to support their daughters into areas such as science

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Most sex workers have had jobs in health, education or charities – survey

Fri, 27/02/2015 - 15:53

One of largest ever surveys of industry reveals pressures that lead people to sex work, including inability to meet living costs on low NHS pay

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Ed Miliband promises to reduce tuition fees - video

Fri, 27/02/2015 - 15:00
Ed Miliband sets out a £2.7bn plan to slash tuition fees in England from £9,000 to £6,000 a year on Friday. The Labour leader also wants to increase maintenance support for students by £200m, funded by higher interest rates for wealthier students repaying their fees. The reduction would be introduced from September 2016, and would affect 1 million full-time students Continue reading...






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London schoolchildren learn about FGM – video

Fri, 27/02/2015 - 12:47
Secondary school students at Frederick Bremer school in Walthamstow, east London, hear some straight talking about female genital mutilation from a survivor who has made it her mission to teach young people how to say no to FGM and where to go for help if they have already been cut Continue reading...






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Ed Miliband promises to slash tuition fees and boost maintenance grant

Fri, 27/02/2015 - 12:00

Labour would cut fees in England to £6,000 a year and lift student support to £3,800, funded by wealthier students paying higher interest rates

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Virgin voters: students react to Labour's £6,000 tuition fee pledge

Fri, 27/02/2015 - 11:46

Some welcome the opportunity to graduate with less debt, while others don’t think the policy goes far enough

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Labour's plans to reduce university tuition fees ‘complete nonsense’, says Vince Cable - video

Fri, 27/02/2015 - 11:44
Vince Cable criticises Labour's plans to reduce university tuition fees from £9,000 to £6,000 a year, if they win the next general election. The business secretary says Labour's plans are 'financially illiterate' and they will have to back track on the proposal, adding that the party doesn't seem to understand university finance Continue reading...






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Call for schools to have a more active role in teaching character and morality

Fri, 27/02/2015 - 07:01

Birmingham University study finds more than half of children surveyed failed to identify good judgments when responding to moral dilemmas

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Exam culture hinders pupils' character development – weekly news review

Fri, 27/02/2015 - 07:00

A new report raises concerns that teachers do not have the time or tools to teach moral values, Wales’ new curriculum and how classrooms affect learning

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We’re losing the physical touch from our lives – and it’s changing us

Fri, 27/02/2015 - 05:59
From credit cards to cameras, ‘tap and swipe’ technology is taking us further from the natural world. But we needn’t be Luddite Continue reading...






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