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By targeting schools the Taliban acknowledge the power of education

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 13:46

Teacher Cassie Flint, who was working near Peshawar when a terrorist attack on a school killed more than 100 students, reflects on her experience of Pakistan and its schools

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David Willetts pleased plans to send overseas students home dropped

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 12:25
Former universities minister attacks Theresa May proposal saying foreign students are a ‘great British export industry’ Continue reading...

Students: payday loans are not your only option

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 11:52

A worrying number of students are turning to payday loans – they should know there are other options available

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Plans to send overseas students home blocked by Tory leadership

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 02:12
Theresa May’s proposals to force students to reapply for UK visas rejected in move reportedly led by George Osborne Continue reading...

Ulrich Beck obituary

Tue, 06/01/2015 - 19:25
German sociologist who pointed to the risks that come from technological change Continue reading...

Pupils’ lawyers challenge lower threshold for school exclusions

Tue, 06/01/2015 - 18:32
Children whose conduct is detrimental – rather than causes serious harm – to others can now be removed by headteachers Continue reading...

Why I would choose an immersion course over a language degree

Tue, 06/01/2015 - 16:27

After a disappointing four year degree in Arabic, it was only in an immersion course that Fred McConnell discovered the magic of language learning

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Boris Johnson: it’s a disaster that some UK citizens don’t speak English

Tue, 06/01/2015 - 13:03
London mayor amazed by reports some people in the NHS lack language skills and blames ‘multi-culty Balkanisation’ of Britain Continue reading...

University under pressure to sack controversial former undercover spy Bob Lambert

Tue, 06/01/2015 - 11:49

Campaigners want a university to sack former undercover spy Bob Lambert but their demand is so far being resisted

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How to survive a medical emergency on your year abroad

Tue, 06/01/2015 - 11:15

A hospital visit probably isn’t on the agenda for your year abroad, but it pays to be prepared for the worst-case scenario

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Ebola shuts schools in Sierra Leone but teachers use skills to stop disease

Tue, 06/01/2015 - 11:09

In his second dispatch, Street Child social worker John Momodu Kargbo explains how teachers prevent Ebola spreading in remote areas

• Part one: Sierra Leone’s orphans are forgotten victims of the crisis

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From the maker of Lara Croft: the teenager’s dream of a free school

Tue, 06/01/2015 - 08:40
Gaming magnate Ian Livingstone is receiving flak from the likes of Toby Young for his ambitious plan to hone students’ coding skills Continue reading...

Why, and how, to teach computer hacking

Tue, 06/01/2015 - 08:30
The Cyber Games, backed by GCHQ, aim to channel youngsters’ computer skills positively, but can schools keep up? Continue reading...

Universities are losing their sense of public responsibility and social purpose

Tue, 06/01/2015 - 08:20
Some are hung up on the growth in private universities, but the real threat to higher education is from corporate values aross the board Continue reading...

Dear Ms Morgan: Michael Rosen’s letter from a curious parent

Tue, 06/01/2015 - 08:10
From what your Ofsted chief says, it turns out that ‘academy good, local authority bad’ was just one of Michael Gove’s porkies Continue reading...

After Trojan Horse, we are still at risk from segregation and intolerance

Tue, 06/01/2015 - 08:00
Months after the Clarke report, we are still waiting to see what will be done to reinforce multicultural education in Birmingham and beyond Continue reading...

Theresa May defends student immigration policy

Mon, 05/01/2015 - 18:25
Home secretary says overseas student numbers could hit 600,000 by 2020 if unchecked after criticism from James Dyson Continue reading...

How to teach ... about birds

Mon, 05/01/2015 - 17:30

From making edible art using bird seed to turning your classroom into a twitcher’s den, there are plenty of ways to get involved with this year’s Big Schools’ Birdwatch

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