A language family tree - in pictures

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 23/01/2015 - 11:17

Minna Sundberg’s illustration maps the relationships between Indo-European and Uralic languages. The creator of the webcomic Stand Still. Stay Silent, put the illustration together to show why some of the characters in her comic were able to understand each other despite speaking different languages. She wanted to show how closely related Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic were to each other, and how Finnish came from distinct linguistic roots

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Freegan freshers: the students making savings by living off waste

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 23/01/2015 - 10:27

Some students say they are swapping supermarket shelves for backstreet bins, so that they can save money and help the environment

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Treat us with respect: how to become your PR agency’s favourite client

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 23/01/2015 - 09:30
Get the best results from your PR, stop treating the client-agency relationship as merely transactional

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Have you got what it takes to learn to code?

Telegraph - Fri, 23/01/2015 - 07:00
With the new computing curriculum under way, take our quiz and find out whether you've got what it takes to master code






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Digital textbooks, tech giants back primary schools and DfE's poor finances

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 23/01/2015 - 07:00

Education round up: A private school turns publisher, academies blamed for Department for Education’s financial disarray and free schools facing criticism

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Ministers accused of playing politics over Durham free school’s closure

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 23/01/2015 - 07:00
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VIDEO: Is this the world's oldest pupil?

BBC - Fri, 23/01/2015 - 06:44
Ninety-year-old Kenyan student Priscilla Sitienei says she wants to inspire children, especially girls, to get an education.
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New imaging centre at university

BBC - Fri, 23/01/2015 - 01:34
A new "cutting-edge" £8m microscopic imaging facility is opened at Dundee University with the goal of advancing research.
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Masked tutors 'boost nurse training'

BBC - Fri, 23/01/2015 - 01:11
Nursing tutors at the University of Surrey are planning to make themselves unrecognisable in a bid to boost students' bedside skills.
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Kenyan grandmother at school with her great-great-grandchildren

BBC - Fri, 23/01/2015 - 00:41
The 90-year-old Kenyan at school with her great great grandchildren
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Girls do better than boys at school, despite inequality

Telegraph - Thu, 22/01/2015 - 21:10
Even in countries where gender inequality is rampant, girls still outperform boys in the classroom, a new study shows






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Poor countries fund richer pupils

BBC - Thu, 22/01/2015 - 17:20
The poor are doubly disadvantaged in education in many low-income countries, with school budgets more likely to be targeted at better-off pupils, says Unicef.
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'Fight segregation' - French PM Valls

BBC - Thu, 22/01/2015 - 16:09
France has tolerated "ghettoisation" in its deprived suburban schools for too long, Prime Minister Manuel Valls says.
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Did Girls reveal the truth about writing courses?

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 22/01/2015 - 13:40

The show, which depicted MFA programs as a place where moaning, instead of critiquing, is the norm, made me relieved I’d picked journalism school instead

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Tech titans to fund computing training for primary teachers

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 22/01/2015 - 13:34

Companies including Google, O2, Microsoft and IBM pitch in as government commits £3.6m more to prepare teachers for new computing curriculum

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'Girls beat boys' despite inequality

BBC - Thu, 22/01/2015 - 13:31
A study suggests girls do better than boys at school, even in countries where women lack equality with men.
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The complexities of lowering tuition fees

BBC - Thu, 22/01/2015 - 13:19
Tuition fee cuts 'will most benefit rich graduates'
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Brown warns of Syrian refugee crisis

BBC - Thu, 22/01/2015 - 12:43
The failure to provide an education for young Syrian refugees runs the risk of creating a recruiting ground for extremists, says Gordon Brown.
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What do you need for a career in law? – live Q&A

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 22/01/2015 - 12:37

Thinking about becoming a lawyer? Join our Q&A for students on Thursday 29 January from 1-3pm

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Pupils shared "inappropriate" pictures on Snapchat and were "groomed" on school iPads

Telegraph - Thu, 22/01/2015 - 12:21
School head tells parents that internet security will be updated






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