Free school facing closure considers legal action to fight decision

The Independent - Fri, 27/02/2015 - 13:19

A free school facing closure this Easter after inspectors rated it “inadequate” is considering legal action to fight the move.








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London schoolchildren learn about FGM – video

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 27/02/2015 - 12:47
Secondary school students at Frederick Bremer school in Walthamstow, east London, hear some straight talking about female genital mutilation from a survivor who has made it her mission to teach young people how to say no to FGM and where to go for help if they have already been cut Continue reading...






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Ed Miliband promises to slash tuition fees and boost maintenance grant

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 27/02/2015 - 12:00

Labour would cut fees in England to £6,000 a year and lift student support to £3,800, funded by wealthier students paying higher interest rates

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Virgin voters: students react to Labour's £6,000 tuition fee pledge

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 27/02/2015 - 11:46

Some welcome the opportunity to graduate with less debt, while others don’t think the policy goes far enough

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Labour's plans to reduce university tuition fees ‘complete nonsense’, says Vince Cable - video

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 27/02/2015 - 11:44
Vince Cable criticises Labour's plans to reduce university tuition fees from £9,000 to £6,000 a year, if they win the next general election. The business secretary says Labour's plans are 'financially illiterate' and they will have to back track on the proposal, adding that the party doesn't seem to understand university finance Continue reading...






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Bookings open for the second annual conference on equality and diversity in learning and teaching in Scottish higher education

Higher Education Academy - Fri, 27/02/2015 - 09:57
Friday, 27 February, 2015

Booking is now open for the second HEA and Equality Challenge Unit joint conference supporting equality and diversity in learning and teaching in Scottish higher education.

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Vince Cable: Labour's tuition fees plan is financially illiterate

Telegraph - Fri, 27/02/2015 - 09:48
Ed Miliband is due to set out his party's plan to cut student fees to £6,000






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Call for schools to have a more active role in teaching character and morality

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 27/02/2015 - 07:01

Birmingham University study finds more than half of children surveyed failed to identify good judgments when responding to moral dilemmas

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Perfect harmony: how singing in a choir can make us more 'moral'

Telegraph - Fri, 27/02/2015 - 07:00
Forget the Olympic spirit, playing sport doesn't make you good - but music and drama does






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Exam culture hinders pupils' character development – weekly news review

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 27/02/2015 - 07:00

A new report raises concerns that teachers do not have the time or tools to teach moral values, Wales’ new curriculum and how classrooms affect learning

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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.

Related: What is the price of tuition fees? A generation’s potential and creativity | Zoe Williams

Related: The Guardian view on tuition fees: Labour may pay the price | Editorial

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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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