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

The Guardian Unlimited - 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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Labour’s tuition fee pledge gets warm welcome from future students

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 27/02/2015 - 00:41

A-level pupils say party’s proposal to cut fees to £6,000 eases their fears over burden of debt

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Labour would cut top level of university tuition fees to £6,000

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 27/02/2015 - 00:01

Ed Miliband pledges to lower fees from £9,000 by curtailing pension tax reliefs if Labour is elected, arguing current system of student finance is broken

Ed Miliband is pledging to fund a planned cut in the maximum level of university tuition fees from £9,000 to £6,000 by potentially raising £2bn a year through the curtailing of pension tax reliefs if Labour comes to power.

Ending months of internal debate, Miliband and the shadow chancellor Ed Balls will say the current student finance system is broken, leaving graduates with an average £44,000 of crippling debt.

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'Significant' rise in school meals

BBC - Fri, 27/02/2015 - 00:00
About three quarters of children in the early years of primary school are now taking school dinners, according to figures seen by BBC Scotland.
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Jihadhi John's former university postpones talk by extremist cleric Haitham Al-Haddad

Telegraph - Thu, 26/02/2015 - 21:52
Westminster University puts off lecture by Sheikh Haitham Al-Haddad following unmasking of Isil militant as Mohammed Emwazi, a former student

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Ed Miliband's plans for £3,000 cut in tuition fees criticised by business groups and experts

Telegraph - Thu, 26/02/2015 - 21:00
The Labour leader is expected on Friday to unveil the party's plans to cut annual tuition fees for students in England at an event in northern England.
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'No conclusions' on Savile in schools

BBC - Thu, 26/02/2015 - 19:42
A lack of evidence means there are no conclusions from investigations into possible abuse during school visits by Jimmy Savile.
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One Change competition: pick your winner

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 26/02/2015 - 17:18

Students told us about the one change they’ll be making this year – now we’re asking you to judge the entries and vote for your favourite photo

Vote for your favourite entry in our One Change Instagram competition: those who took part let us know what one change they want to make this year, using a photograph and a caption on Instagram.

Entrants were asked to upload a photo of themselves with an object illustrating the theme, and add a a caption of up to 100 words explaining their pledge. Their entry could be deeply serious or quite light-hearted, but it had to be original and thought-provoking.

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Richard Spencer: The man who could become Britain's first millionaire classroom teacher

The Independent - Thu, 26/02/2015 - 17:03

The scene is more reminiscent of a Strictly Come Dancing set than a science classroom.

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Lord Baker: vital practical skills missing from schools

Telegraph - Thu, 26/02/2015 - 15:46
Lord Baker, the former Conservative education secretary, has warned that technical subjects are being "squeezed out" of schools leaving a generation of children without vital skills

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University awards: who is higher education's most inspiring leader?

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 26/02/2015 - 14:50

There are six nominees to choose from – cast your vote for the UK’s most deserving university leader

Just one category in the annual Guardian university awards is open to a public vote: the award for inspiring leader, sponsored by the Leadership Foundation. Here’s how it works:

The judges for the university awards put forward their nominations. From the full list, they were then asked to select their top five nominees to create this shortlist. This year there was a tie, so six candidates have gone through.

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David Davis: New grammar schools should give pupils three chances to pass entrance exams

The Independent - Thu, 26/02/2015 - 14:26

A new wave of grammar schools should give children three chances at passing their entrance exams, the Tory grandee calling for the end of the ban on selective state schools has told The Independent Online.

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Clare Balding backs sports careers for women

BBC - Thu, 26/02/2015 - 12:21
Clare Balding says more girls should work in sport
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Controversy swirls around the university post of a former undercover spy with a dark past

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 26/02/2015 - 10:47

Pressure on university to sack academic who fathered child with activist and was involved in spying on Stephen Lawrence family

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Top 40 richest former apprentices

Telegraph - Thu, 26/02/2015 - 09:09
JCB Chairman, Lord Bamford, tops a new rich list of the 40 wealthiest former apprentices, including Jamie Oliver, Eric Clapton and Ozzy Osbourne

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Duane Michals’ best photograph: French Vogue does quantum physics

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 26/02/2015 - 07:30
‘I bought the mirror in Bath. It was the perfect way to illustrate Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle’ Continue reading...

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Universities told to double number of poorer students

Telegraph - Thu, 26/02/2015 - 00:14
Watchdog warns universities to double their intake of poorer students in the next five years

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Students 'seriously under-challenged' by the books they are given at school, study claims

The Independent - Thu, 26/02/2015 - 00:00

Secondary school pupils are being  “seriously under-challenged” by the difficulty of the books they are given to read and teachers must do more to encourage students to read demanding literature, according to a study.

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London Festival of Education 2015: The conference that thinks it's a rock show

The Independent - Thu, 26/02/2015 - 00:00

Chris Husbands has high ambitions for the festival that London University's Institute of Education is hosting this weekend.

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When should summer-born children enter the classroom?

The Independent - Wed, 25/02/2015 - 22:00

Belle McLoughlin is enjoying her first year of "big school". She started in the reception class in September and loves learning and making new friends. But Belle is already five-and-a-half and would normally be half way through Year 1.

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