Tuition fees: Should they go higher or lower?

BBC - Wed, 19/11/2014 - 13:15
Should they go higher or lower?
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Higher education funding is bust. Here’s my alternative

The Guardian Unlimited - Wed, 19/11/2014 - 12:53
The high fee, high debt approach has run its course. This mess can be fixed without increasing public spending or lowering standards
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Pensioners told: give your free bus passes to students

Telegraph - Wed, 19/11/2014 - 11:51
The Association of Colleges is calling for new rules that give elderly people the right to hand their free bus passes to hard-up teenagers to enable them to get to college






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Children failed over sex abuse risk

BBC - Wed, 19/11/2014 - 11:25
Vulnerable children in England are at risk of sexual exploitation because of failings by councils, the children's services watchdog Ofsted warns.
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We should not let universities decide how to spend money on poor students

The Guardian Unlimited - Wed, 19/11/2014 - 11:24

Decentralising forms of financial support may harm access and increase inequality, says Gill Wyness

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We students want free, liberated education – that’s why we’re marching

The Guardian Unlimited - Wed, 19/11/2014 - 11:21
Our demonstration is about more than just tuition fees, it’s about the very principles that guide our education system

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Student tuition fees march: share your photos and stories

The Guardian Unlimited - Wed, 19/11/2014 - 09:57

Are you taking part in the demonstration for free education? Share your experiences via GuardianWitness

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Glasgow School of Art opens doors to forensic archaeologists - in pictures

The Guardian Unlimited - Wed, 19/11/2014 - 09:54

Forensic archaeologists have begun sifting through the ashes of the fire-damaged Mackintosh Library at the Glasgow School of Art, Scotland. The library, one of the world’s finest examples of art nouveau, was destroyed by fire in May

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Students call for free education in national demonstration

Telegraph - Wed, 19/11/2014 - 09:00
Thousands of students from more than 40 universities are expected to take part in a national demonstration in London today






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Teacher 'had sex all over school'

BBC - Tue, 18/11/2014 - 23:28
A teacher who "gave in to temptation" and pursued a secret affair with a teenager had sex with her in empty classrooms, a court hears.
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Finally! A use for algebra in real life

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 18/11/2014 - 20:30
It turns out that those maths classes only come in handy when you’re cornered by a camera 35 years later Continue reading...
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‘Being kind camouflages low expectations,’ superhead claims

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 18/11/2014 - 20:13
Controversial headteacher Rory Fox is back in news for tough approach to tackling behaviour issues with his pupils – and staff Continue reading...






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Deaf school served improvement order

BBC - Tue, 18/11/2014 - 19:29
The national school for deaf children, Donaldson's in Linlithgow, is ordered to make improvements following an unannounced inspection.
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Prince Charles’s old drawing school wins royal mark of approval

The Independent - Tue, 18/11/2014 - 19:15

A drawing school has become the first artistic establishment to be given royal status for more than half a century, placing it on the same level as some of Britain’s most revered institutions. Prince Charles has announced that the Prince’s Drawing School has been given permission to change its name to the Royal Drawing School.








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Archaeologists dig into Glasgow School of Art’s Mackintosh library

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 18/11/2014 - 18:08

Forensic specialists look for treasure amid the debris after the catastrophic fire that destroyed an art nouveau gem

Glasgow School of Art opens doors to forensic archaeologists - in pictures

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Ofsted chief: stream pupils by ability at the age of 14

Telegraph - Tue, 18/11/2014 - 17:22
Sir Michael Wilshaw, the chief inspector, says that pupils should transfer between schools at the age of 14 depending on their academic ability or aptitude for practical skills






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White males monopolise best paid jobs in UK universities, report shows

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 18/11/2014 - 15:36

Nearly 80% of professors are men, while just a fifth of vice-chancellors are women, says study that bemoans slow progress in reducing inequality

Academics: how much do you know about university pay? – quiz

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Alex Salmond unveils tuition fees tribute as he resigns

Telegraph - Tue, 18/11/2014 - 15:30
Mr Salmond steps down as First Minister by unveiling a taxpayer-funded commemorative stone inscribed with a quote from him promising no university tuition fees.






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