Nursery-age children ‘should get tooth-brushing lessons’

The Independent - Wed, 22/10/2014 - 00:04

Nursery-age children should be given lessons in how to brush their teeth to counter a worsening dental health crisis in the most socially disadvantaged sections of the population, experts have said.








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More girls opting for science in school, BTEC results show

The Independent - Wed, 22/10/2014 - 00:02

Science is no longer being seen as a traditional male subject in Britain’s schools, according to new vocational exam figures.








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Fears over poor marking as appeals for A-level and GCSE exams hit new high

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 21/10/2014 - 19:44
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Record numbers of GCSE and A-level papers remarked

The Independent - Tue, 21/10/2014 - 17:40

Head teachers have warned of a growing crisis of confidence in the examination system after it emerged that record numbers of GCSE and A-level grades had been overturned on appeal.








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Jan Newton obituary

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 21/10/2014 - 17:32
Educationist who helped ensure that citizenship became part of the national curriculum Continue reading...






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If I could choose one government policy? Id abolish tuition fees

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 21/10/2014 - 17:15
Free education is not a crazy dream; some countries already have it. We should too, or we face a future where the study of literature or art becomes a luxury available to the rich alone Continue reading...






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If you think film only works for teaching the arts think again

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 21/10/2014 - 17:00

Using film in the classroom isnt a perk reserved for English and drama. Teacher Elizabeth Evans explores how science, geography and maths students can benefit

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Exam appeals change 45,500 grades

BBC - Tue, 21/10/2014 - 16:08
The number of complaints about GCSE and A-level marking rose sharply this year, with a fifth of challenges leading to grade changes, says Ofqual.
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Heavy cannabis use 'linked to lower GCSE results at 16'

Telegraph - Tue, 21/10/2014 - 15:55
A study by academics from University College London finds that heavy users of cannabis have lower GCSE scores, even though occasional access has no impact






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Charity sends schools Ebola resource

BBC - Tue, 21/10/2014 - 12:58
Schools across the UK are being sent teaching resources on Ebola, by the charity Action Aid, to help develop a better understanding of the disease.
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London Language Festival - the highlights

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 21/10/2014 - 12:30

Last weekend language enthusiasts descended on Olympia conference centre in London to celebrate linguistic diversity. Here are some of the highlights

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Record number of appeals over GCSE and A-level results

Telegraph - Tue, 21/10/2014 - 11:40
Ofqual figures show a 50 per cent increase in the number of appeals against GCSE and A-level results amid warnings over a "lack of confidence" in the exams system






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Are British students getting fitter or fatter?

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 21/10/2014 - 10:01

One recent report claims todays students are super healthy, another that they are piling on the pounds. Which is correct?

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Regular cannabis 'harms intelligence'

BBC - Tue, 21/10/2014 - 09:27
Teenagers who are regular cannabis users are "impairing" their educational ability - but moderate use does not harm intelligence, say researchers.
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Deborah Meaden: lessons in entrepreneurship have to start early at school

Telegraph - Tue, 21/10/2014 - 09:20
Businesswoman and star of Dragon's Den, Deborah Meaden, says that school children need to believe that being an entrepreneur is an option






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Disabled students: Molly goes to university

BBC - Tue, 21/10/2014 - 08:38
A deafblind student's first month at university
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Alan Tuckett: the man who invented the adult learner

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 21/10/2014 - 07:29

He spent decades arguing that education doesnt end when you leave school, but is his legacy now under threat?

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Freedom of the press? Not for student newspapers

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 21/10/2014 - 07:19

Universities and, shockingly, students unions are seeking to stop unfavourable stories about their institutions

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Why the need for a gender divide in school uniforms? Or loos?

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 21/10/2014 - 07:10

Schools should examine their unconscious inequalities often in mundane things and correct them, even if it sparks complaints

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