University pension dispute on hold

BBC - Thu, 20/11/2014 - 12:00
The threat of industrial action by lecturers over changes to university staff pensions is suspended.
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What every would-be teacher should know before they qualify

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 20/11/2014 - 11:55

Pearls of wisdom will only take new teachers so far – the classroom will be the real test

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The gender pay gap is closing. Here’s how to consign it to history

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 20/11/2014 - 10:50
I’m delighted that the gap is now at its narrowest, and we are looking to education and business – and men – to bring it to zero Continue reading...
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Academics: how much do you know about university pay? – quiz

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 20/11/2014 - 07:00
Test your knowledge of higher education salaries – from fat cat pay to zero-hours contracts Continue reading...
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Learning a language is never a waste of time

Telegraph - Thu, 20/11/2014 - 06:20
Whether it's computer code or Sanskrit, our brains benefit from having to work harder, says Nicholas Ostler






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Schools told: reintroduce traditional textbooks in lessons

Telegraph - Thu, 20/11/2014 - 06:00
Nick Gibb, the Schools Minister, says that an 'anti-textbook' culture in English schools is leaving pupils in this country lagging behind peers in top-performing nations






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Schools 'failing to teach children about the Bible'

Telegraph - Thu, 20/11/2014 - 06:00
A study finds that large numbers of children are not being taught about the Bible, Koran or Torah, with many teachers admitting they lack confidence around sacred texts






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Schools-based strategy launched to improve children’s mental health care

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 20/11/2014 - 06:00
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Hunt attacks 'confusing' exam change

BBC - Thu, 20/11/2014 - 01:56
The changes to A-levels and AS-levels in England are so confusing that the government should write to every school to explain them, says Labour's Tristram Hunt.
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Schools accused of failing to protect children from extremism

The Guardian Unlimited - Wed, 19/11/2014 - 23:02
Ofsted chief Sir Michael Wilshaw is to say seven schools in Tower Hamlets must take more action to protect students Continue reading...
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Ofsted fails top inner city state school for not safeguarding pupils from extremism

Telegraph - Wed, 19/11/2014 - 22:23
Sir John Cass's Foundation and Red Coat Church of England school placed in special measures for failing to monitor the activities of an Islamic society set up by sixth formers at the school
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Church school fails on Islamic group

BBC - Wed, 19/11/2014 - 22:08
A Church of England school in east London is expected to be put into special measures, following concerns about a sixth-form Islamic Society.
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Student protests in London: the street-level view - video

The Guardian Unlimited - Wed, 19/11/2014 - 21:27
Organisers said 10,000 protesters joined Wednesday's anti-tuition-fee march, the largest mobilisation of students since mass protests in 2010. The demonstration was mostly peaceful until its end-point at Parliament Square, when a breakaway group attacked symbolic targets including the Department for Business, the Conservative party campaign headquarters and the NUS Continue reading...
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Top London CofE school 'failed to safeguard pupils from Islamic extremism'

The Independent - Wed, 19/11/2014 - 21:20

One of the country’s most successful inner-city state schools is to be failed by inspectors for neglecting to safeguard its pupils from extremism in an echo of the Birmingham “Trojan Horse” affair.








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Arrests in student demo clashes

BBC - Wed, 19/11/2014 - 20:10
Police make 11 arrests during clashes with campaigners demonstrating against tuition fees, student debt and spending cuts in central London.
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Student protest over tuition fees ends in scuffles with police

The Guardian Unlimited - Wed, 19/11/2014 - 19:18

Organisers say 10,000 joined march, which saw NUS offices daubed with paint after it refused to back protest

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Richard Garner: Britain’s schools have got talent

The Independent - Wed, 19/11/2014 - 18:58

For three nights last week, London’s Royal Albert Hall gave a platform to Britain’s most talented school musicians and singers.








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Students attempt to storm Tory party HQ but are thwarted by riot police

The Independent - Wed, 19/11/2014 - 18:56

Riot police clashed with student protesters today as campaigners attempted to break into Conservative Party headquarters in central London.


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HEA launches Executive Development Programme

Higher Education Academy - Wed, 19/11/2014 - 15:29
Wednesday, 19 November, 2014

The Higher Education Academy (HEA) has today, 19 November 2014, launched a transformative, ten-month Executive Development Programme (EDP) designed to deepen and strengthen the expertise of those leading at strategic level on teaching, learning an

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