Why do academics dress so badly? (Answer: they are too happy)

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 21/10/2014 - 07:00

Paisley body warmers? Cornish pasty shoes? Amusing cufflinks? Fortunately, Marx can explain our crimes of fashion

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The anarchic experimental schools of the 1970s

BBC - Tue, 21/10/2014 - 01:37
What happened to the kids from 1970s experimental schools?
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VIDEO: Child poverty 'will divide UK'

BBC - Mon, 20/10/2014 - 21:05
A new report claims that the government will fail to meet its child poverty reduction targets by 2020.
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Trojan blunder

The Guardian Unlimited - Mon, 20/10/2014 - 18:00
The Trojan horse affair is still rumbling on Continue reading...






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How to teach Halloween crafts

The Guardian Unlimited - Mon, 20/10/2014 - 17:00
Ever used pumpkin carving designs to teach reflective symmetry? Use art to trick your students into an educational treat Continue reading...






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Child poverty targets 'won't be hit'

BBC - Mon, 20/10/2014 - 16:34
The UK risks being "permanently divided" between rich and poor unless more is done to boost social mobility, says Alan Milburn, the government's anti-poverty tsar.
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VIDEO: Gandalf offers pupils exam advice

BBC - Mon, 20/10/2014 - 16:34
On a visit to a school in Somerset, Sir Ian McKellen reprises his role of Gandalf the wizard to offer pupils an exam tip.
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What has QAA ever done for UK universities? A lot, actually

The Guardian Unlimited - Mon, 20/10/2014 - 14:13
The Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) has empowered students and academics. Tampering with it could jeopardise our autonomy
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Social mobility tsar: four-in-10 mothers and fathers 'should receive parenting classes'

Telegraph - Mon, 20/10/2014 - 13:38
The Government's Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission calls for the introduction of national parenting classes and higher pay for teachers in poor areas






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Tackling education's rich-poor gap

BBC - Mon, 20/10/2014 - 12:13
How can the rich-poor gap be closed?
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David Cameron vows to create 3m apprenticeships

The Guardian Unlimited - Mon, 20/10/2014 - 00:24
Cut to welfare cap and removal of housing benefit from 18- to 21-year-olds on jobseekers allowance will pay for new scheme Continue reading...






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Edinburgh University offers online football course

Telegraph - Sun, 19/10/2014 - 23:00
More than 5,000 people have signed up to free course, in which Alan Hansen is one of the contributors






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Christian school 'downgraded for failing to invite an imam to lead assembly'

Telegraph - Sun, 19/10/2014 - 22:00
Christian group warns 'British values' rules imposed after Trojan Horse scandal leading to schools with a religious ethos being marked down by inspectors for failing to promote 'tolerance'






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Exclusive: Taxpayers footed £1m bill for free schools that never even opened

The Independent - Sun, 19/10/2014 - 19:26

More than £1m of taxpayers’ money has been spent on proposals for free schools that never opened.








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Sir Ian McKellen's epic exam advice to Chew Valley students

Telegraph - Sun, 19/10/2014 - 10:59
The Lord of the Rings actor delighted Bristol schoolchildren with this in-character revision message






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Standardised testing suppresses intellectual leadership and lets some students coast

The Guardian Unlimited - Sun, 19/10/2014 - 08:00

Teacher Carl Rosin discusses his alternative assessment model and why he wishes his school wasnt top of state rankings in Pennsylvania

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Schools 'given more powers to enrol two-year-olds'

Telegraph - Sun, 19/10/2014 - 07:00
New legislation gives schools extra powers to bring in children aged two without registering them separately with Ofsted, despite fears it will harm their development






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Universities told: summer A-level results 'may be wrong'

Telegraph - Sun, 19/10/2014 - 06:00
An exam board says universities should not treat A-level results as 'finalised' until the end of October - a month after courses start - because of possible marking errors






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Tory policies on higher education are hugely progressive

The Guardian Unlimited - Sun, 19/10/2014 - 00:01
Higher education is better funded than it has ever been and repaying student loans is affordable and costs less than the commercial rate Continue reading...






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