'Extremist risk' at Muslim schools

BBC - Fri, 21/11/2014 - 20:16
Pupils at six east London schools are "vulnerable to extremist influences and radicalisation", Ofsted's Sir Michael Wilshaw says after snap inspections.
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‘Radicalisation risk’ at six Muslim schools in London

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 21/11/2014 - 19:36
Ofsted orders east London schools to change or face closure amid concerns that pupils are not being taught British values Continue reading...
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The Ofsted report about my former school is way off the mark

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 21/11/2014 - 19:31

The Jamiatul Ummah Islamic faith school in Tower Hamlets has been condemned as inadequate – but I did OK after going there

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VIDEO: 'Extremist risk' at Muslim schools

BBC - Fri, 21/11/2014 - 19:29
Pupils at six east London schools are "vulnerable to extremist influences and radicalisation", Ofsted's Sir Michael Wilshaw says after snap inspections.
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Chinese maths teachers help English pupils make the grade

BBC - Fri, 21/11/2014 - 18:37
Chinese maths teachers brought into English primaries
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Six Muslim schools threatened with closure

The Independent - Fri, 21/11/2014 - 18:35

Pupils at six Muslim independent schools could be “vulnerable to extremist influences and radicalisation”, Chief Schools Inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw has warned.








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VIDEO: Dyson: 'Keep engineers in Britain'

BBC - Fri, 21/11/2014 - 17:06
James Dyson tells the BBC it is important to keep engineers in Britain to produce hi-tech exports, as he announces a £1bn investment in research and development.
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In search of a truly liberal education

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 21/11/2014 - 16:13
Unlikely disciplines can inspire each other, as with Newton’s analogy between the colour spectrum and the musical scale Continue reading...
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Schoolboy, 15, who made £14k from tuck-shop to pay Oxbridge fees threatened with suspension

Telegraph - Fri, 21/11/2014 - 16:00
Tommie Rose is raising money to go to study business, but school bosses say the 'black market' tuck-shop breaches healthy-eating guidelines






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'Breathless, headlong change has left education in turmoil'

Telegraph - Fri, 21/11/2014 - 13:11
Speaking to the Telegraph ahead of his departure, John Newton, head of Taunton School, says fast change and the focus on grades are raising "Generation Unhappy"






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Embrace the arts, engineers told

BBC - Fri, 21/11/2014 - 12:00
Engineering needs to emphasise its creative side to encourage more young people to take it up as a career, says a leading member of the profession.
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VIDEO: Learning maths the Chinese way

BBC - Fri, 21/11/2014 - 11:59
Around 60 Chinese maths teachers come to Britain, to try to pass on some of the techniques which have helped Chinese pupils come top of global league tables.
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AUDIO: School fails inspection on Islamic society

BBC - Fri, 21/11/2014 - 11:45
A Church of England school previously graded outstanding is expected to be put into special measures over concerns about a sixth-form Islamic society.
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Ladybird drops 'boys and girls' books

BBC - Fri, 21/11/2014 - 11:27
One of the leading children's publishers, famed for its classic Peter and Jane reading scheme, is to drop gender branding from its books.
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Ofsted chief: pupils at east London faith schools at risk of radicalisation

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 21/11/2014 - 10:54
Education secretary urged to act with urgency following Ofsted inspections of six independent Muslim schools and a state secondary Continue reading...
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What university life is like on a 'forgotten' campus

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 21/11/2014 - 10:12

Many universities have secondary campuses miles from their main sites. Are students based on them missing out?

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Ofsted chief: children 'vulnerable to extremism' at Muslim schools

Telegraph - Fri, 21/11/2014 - 09:34
Sir Michael Wilshaw says he is 'extremely concerned' about large number of failings in each of six independent schools inspected in Tower Hamlets, east London






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What do uni engineering departments need most? People in overalls

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 21/11/2014 - 07:00

Preoccupied with research and snobbish about industrialists in overalls, university departments no longer recognise their responsibility to produce the next generation of engineers

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Private school pupils get better degrees, even if they're less clever

Telegraph - Fri, 21/11/2014 - 05:30
A study of 7,700 people finds being bright is not necessarily enough to get a degree from a top university






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Grammars' 'leaky pipe' to university

BBC - Fri, 21/11/2014 - 01:34
Grammar school pupils in the 1980s were no more likely to gain degrees from "elite" universities than comprehensive pupils, research suggests.
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