El Sistema Scotland: Positive outcomes across the board

The Guardian Unlimited - Wed, 20/05/2015 - 10:34

The first report into the two Big Noise schemes in Scotland suggests long-term benefits across the communities, but assessing the real impact will take decades

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Cambridge students urge university to stop making their exam results public

The Guardian Unlimited - Wed, 20/05/2015 - 10:10

A petition calling on the University of Cambridge to seek students’ permission before it publicly displays their results is gaining momentum

Students at the University of Cambridge have started a petition against the university’s tradition of publicly displaying their end-of-year exam results.

More than 700 students had signed it on Wednesday morning, three days after it was launched. Under the current system, students receive their class marks privately online, before they are published on noticeboards outside Senate House and in university publications.

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BBC's Ten Pieces extends classical music programme to teenagers

The Guardian Unlimited - Wed, 20/05/2015 - 09:01

Nationwide scheme will play Wagner and Verdi in secondary school halls and classrooms to encourage pupils to embrace classical music

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Top 10 subjects for first class degrees

Telegraph - Wed, 20/05/2015 - 09:00
What would you have to study to have the greatest chance of getting a top degree? Here are the 10 subjects that awarded the most firsts last year







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How good is your memory? Take our test to find out

Telegraph - Wed, 20/05/2015 - 08:00
Do you have a photographic memory or one more akin to a goldfish's? Put your skills to the test







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Nicky Morgan: Olive branches or burning bridges?

BBC - Wed, 20/05/2015 - 01:57
Olive branches or burning bridges for the new term?
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More pupils 'reading for pleasure'

BBC - Wed, 20/05/2015 - 01:25
Increasing numbers of UK schoolchildren are choosing to read in their spare time, with six in 10 having a favourite work of fiction, research suggests.
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'Confusion' over childcare support

BBC - Wed, 20/05/2015 - 00:17
Families may be left "confused" by changes in the system of childcare vouchers taking place later in the year, a charity has warned.
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Mary's Meals provides for one million

BBC - Wed, 20/05/2015 - 00:14
The Mary's Meals charity reveals it provides one million children in some of the world's poorest countries a meal every day they attend school.
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Girls 'are reading more than boys,' boosted by 'Twilight effect'

Telegraph - Wed, 20/05/2015 - 00:01
Girls are reading more than boys as novels like Twilight make reading "cool" for girls, new research shows







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Girls 'are reading more than boys,' survey shows

Telegraph - Wed, 20/05/2015 - 00:01
Girls are reading more than boys as novels like Twilight make reading "cool" for girls, new research shows







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Bullied children more likely to suffer from adult obesity and heart attacks

The Guardian Unlimited - Wed, 20/05/2015 - 00:01

King’s College study finds victims of childhood school bullying grow up to face increased risk of obesity, cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes

Children who are bullied at school are more likely to grow up to be obese and at greater risk of suffering a heart attack in later life, according to a new study.

Having established a link in earlier research between childhood bullying and an increased risk of mental health problems, this latest report suggests bullying can have a serious and enduring effect on physical health, too.

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Girls like digital media while boys prefer print, finds study on reading habits

The Guardian Unlimited - Wed, 20/05/2015 - 00:01

National Literacy Trust report also says girls continue to outpace boys in their enthusiasm for reading for pleasure

Girls have more firmly embraced digital literacy and formats such as Facebook, email and text message, while boys are more comfortable with traditional printed media such as comics, manuals and newspapers, according to a study published by the National Literacy Trust.

The snapshot – based on responses from 32,000 pupils at more than 130 schools in the UK – found that girls continue to outpace boys in their enthusiasm for reading outside school at all age levels, with black girls in particular showing a prodigious appetite for literature.

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UK heritage sites to receive £98m lottery cash boost

The Guardian Unlimited - Wed, 20/05/2015 - 00:01

Lovell telescope and Lincoln Cathedral among recipients of bumper handout to preserve Britain’s scientific and technological history

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White children are less likely to enjoy reading than other ethnic groups, study finds

The Independent - Wed, 20/05/2015 - 00:01

White children are the least likely ethnic group to enjoy reading - but admit their attitude means they do not do so well in class, says a major new study.









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Utah school sparks anger after yearbook omits special education students

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 19/05/2015 - 22:57

High school in Tooele shares building with job skills programme whose students are usually included, notes mother as district says no malice was meant

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SNP admits failing to close schools gap in eight years

Telegraph - Tue, 19/05/2015 - 21:02
Angela Constance, the Scottish Education Minister, gives an 'honest evaluation' that literacy and numeracy standards are falling and argues that poverty cannot be used as an excuse.







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Singapore parents go back to school

BBC - Tue, 19/05/2015 - 20:36
Singapore parents get lessons to keep up with homework
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