Exclusive: Nearly 2,000 families still without school places for their children

The Independent - Fri, 29/08/2014 - 16:05

Thousands of parents are still without a school place for their children – just days before the start of the new school year.








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MP urges UCL to stamp out forced labour on Qatar campus

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 29/08/2014 - 14:27

UCL and seven other universities are under increasing pressure to put an end to modern-day slavery on their campuses in Qatar

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Summery recipes to banish the rainy-day blues

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 29/08/2014 - 12:29

Take the sting out of the rainy season with a zingy Italian bread salad and banish the gathering storm clouds for a while longer

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How I used the Ferguson riots to teach racial equality in school

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 29/08/2014 - 11:59

Some teachers avoid controversy, but US teacher Chris Sloan believes the Missouri protests can foster debate about equality

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Many areas 'lack out-of-school care'

BBC - Fri, 29/08/2014 - 11:53
A report suggests large areas of the country are not providing enough out-of-school childcare for primary-age children.
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The importance of trusting, caring and supportive relationships in education

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 29/08/2014 - 11:32

Edge Hill University has been researching how a Merseyside free school is motivating and empowering young people using an alternative form of learning.

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Abusers 'brazenly targeted girls'

BBC - Fri, 29/08/2014 - 10:55
An ex-care worker in Rotherham, where 1,400 girls were sexually exploited, says men collected victims as young as 11 from a children's home.
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Petition for school head to quit

BBC - Fri, 29/08/2014 - 10:13
More than 240 people sign an online petition calling for the head of a Somerset school to quit after poor GCSE results.
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Can a relationship survive if one of you studies abroad for a year?

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 29/08/2014 - 10:10
A year apart will test your feelings. But a student blogger thinks a long-distance relationship is worth it Continue reading...






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Finding childcare 'down to luck'

BBC - Fri, 29/08/2014 - 08:01
Just 5% of Wales' 22 councils have sufficient out-of-school activities for 12 to 14-year-olds, a report claims.
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Teachers not ready for new curriculum, Sats improve and sleepy teens

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 29/08/2014 - 07:00

Education round up: More children are getting level 4 in their Sats and two thirds of teachers say they dont feel prepared for the new curriculum

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VIDEO: Teaching children to be engineers

BBC - Fri, 29/08/2014 - 00:02
Meet the retired professor who started a model-making summer school to teach local children to be young engineers.
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Competing for the going to university vote

BBC - Thu, 28/08/2014 - 17:46
Is the argument over universities coming back to life?
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Brian Cox: universities need to play a bigger role in society

Telegraph - Thu, 28/08/2014 - 17:42
Professor Brian Cox says that universities need to work alongside schools to raise aspirations, help close the skills gap, and make pupils aware of STEM opportunities






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The test paper: What 11-year-olds are expected to know when they leave primary school

Telegraph - Thu, 28/08/2014 - 17:28
Below are some example questions taken from the new spelling, punctuation and grammar tests sat by 11-year-olds when they finish primary school






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Fifth of 11-year-olds lack basic reading and writing skills, SAT results reveal

Telegraph - Thu, 28/08/2014 - 17:23
Hundreds of thousands of pupils left primary school this year without basic literacy and numeracy skills despite an improvement in SATs results across the board






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Pedal power: why cycling to school is good for learning and the planet

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 28/08/2014 - 17:04
Schools are starting cycle- or walk-to-school schemes to nurture green thinking and encourage children to be healthy. Matthew Jenkin meets the teachers making a difference Continue reading...






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Labour warns UK will lose global science lead without more investment

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 28/08/2014 - 16:57
Shadow universities minister says Britains science base at risk if government does not increase research spending

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11-year-olds show improvement in basic literacy but 21% still haven't mastered 'three Rs'

The Independent - Thu, 28/08/2014 - 16:40

More than 100,000 11-year-olds still cannot master the "three Rs", despite an improvement in national curriculum test results this year.








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Sacking over child protection claims

BBC - Thu, 28/08/2014 - 15:21
A senior councillor is sacked from Wrexham council's executive board after making allegations about a child protection team.
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