Young carers' plight shown in game

BBC - Tue, 28/10/2014 - 07:43
Young carers in Wales have turned their lives into a board game to raise awareness of their plight.
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The verdict on Ofsted: requires improvement?

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 28/10/2014 - 07:30
The schools watchdog is holding a consultation on its future. At Education Guardian, we held our own public inquiry Continue reading...






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Camerons schools speech was an admission of failure over education

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 28/10/2014 - 07:19
His announcement over regional commissioners was really an acknowledgement that the coalition has got it wrong since 2010 Continue reading...






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How much does an Oxbridge undergraduate really cost?

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 28/10/2014 - 07:10
Our most prestigious universities are lobbying to increase fees above £9,000, but are not transparent about their finances Continue reading...






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Slowdown in number of schools converting to academies

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 28/10/2014 - 07:00
Is academies scheme running out of steam?; Nicky Morgan relaxed on academy conversions; Cambridge reacts to PGCE cuts; new assessments for primaries; DfE misses out Haringey Continue reading...






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Children 'lacking trust' in police

BBC - Tue, 28/10/2014 - 01:38
Children and young people have a "profound lack of trust" in the police, bordering on fear in some cases, a report by MPs and peers suggests.
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VIDEO: Meet Kenya's young female boxers

BBC - Mon, 27/10/2014 - 23:00
Kenya's schoolgirls are fighting back against sexual violence - by learning how to box in self-defence classes.
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90-year-old Santa letter up chimney

BBC - Mon, 27/10/2014 - 19:57
A 90-year-old letter to Santa written by a boarding pupil at Haberdashers Monmouth Girls' School is found up the chimney.
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Premium paid for houses near top state schools soars (with dearest and 'best value' top 10s)

The Independent - Mon, 27/10/2014 - 18:03

More than a million parents will be forced to negotiate a “minefield” as they seek school places for their children, a parents' leader has warned - with some prepared to pay a £500,000 "premium" on houses that are closest to the most desirable school.








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Premium paid for houses near top state schools soars

The Independent - Mon, 27/10/2014 - 18:03

More than a million parents will be forced to negotiate a “minefield” as they seek school places for their children, a parents' leader has warned - with some prepared to pay a £500,000 "premium" on houses that are closest to the most desirable school.








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Scary costumes

The Guardian Unlimited - Mon, 27/10/2014 - 18:00
Colleagues enjoy some truly frightful fancy dress Continue reading...






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University lecturers plan marking strike over pension changes that 'could cost thousands'

The Independent - Mon, 27/10/2014 - 17:06

University lecturers will start a boycott of marking students’ essays from next week in protest at a squeeze in their pensions.








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How to teach press freedom

The Guardian Unlimited - Mon, 27/10/2014 - 17:00

Over the last decade 700 media workers have been killed bringing news to the public. Here are some ways to explore press freedom and journalist safety in school

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What's the biggest challenge facing open access?

The Guardian Unlimited - Mon, 27/10/2014 - 16:51

From getting early career researchers on board to ensuring the global south is represented, experts describe the major hurdles facing open access

Open access: six myths to put to rest

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Term-time holidays 'must be rare'

BBC - Mon, 27/10/2014 - 16:35
Holidays for pupils in term-time should only be granted if the circumstances are "rare, unavoidable, significant and short", say head teachers
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Teacher admits Syria terror offences

BBC - Mon, 27/10/2014 - 14:25
A 30-year-old teacher from Greater Manchester, who planned to join Islamic State militants in Syria, pleads guilty to two terrorism offences.
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Marking ban will hit 69 universities

BBC - Mon, 27/10/2014 - 14:13
Hundreds of thousands of students are likely to be affected by a university marking boycott by academics angry at changes to their pensions.
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AUDIO: Abuse victim gets no insurance for arson

BBC - Mon, 27/10/2014 - 14:04
A mother-of-six from Merseyside has been left homeless after her abusive husband burned her house down.
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Marking boycott set to affect 'thousands of students'

Telegraph - Mon, 27/10/2014 - 13:58
Academics will refuse to set or mark university coursework during a boycott that will affect thousands of students at 69 higher education institutions






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