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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Academy trust 'wants Ofsted checks'

BBC - Mon, 27/10/2014 - 13:52
An academy trust says it wants to be open to inspection by Ofsted, after the education secretary appeared to rule out allowing the watchdog to examine groups running academies.
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Can you pass primary school maths?

Telegraph - Mon, 27/10/2014 - 12:06
A new quiz designed to test parents and primary schoolchildren against the new maths curriculum has been launched today. Could you pass?






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Primary teacher is top of the class

BBC - Mon, 27/10/2014 - 11:06
A Swansea teacher who works with children with learning difficulties wins a top teaching award.
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Scrap tuition fees, say students taking part in 'week of action'

The Guardian Unlimited - Mon, 27/10/2014 - 10:21

Students on campuses around the country are holding rallies to put pressure on politicians to listen to young people

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Parents feel 'unequipped' to help children with maths

Telegraph - Mon, 27/10/2014 - 10:17
Speaking to the Telegraph, Carol Vorderman says more should be done to help parents, because if pupils are on the maths "scrapheap" by the age of 11, "they will remain there"






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