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Labour pledges face-to-face careers guidance for every student

Thu, 09/04/2015 - 01:43

Ed Miliband and Tristram Hunt to propose £50m boost to UK’s struggling careers advice service as part of new education manifesto

Britain’s careers advice service in schools will be given an extra £50m to guarantee face-to-face advice from trained careers advisers, Ed Miliband and Labour’s education spokesman Tristram Hunt will propose on Thursday, in what is being billed as an education manifesto ahead of the full manifesto due next week.

The money would come from a proportion of universities’ existing access and outreach spending that was imposed as a condition of being entitled to charge higher tuition fees. Universities are predicted to spend more than £700m on widening participation in 2017/18.

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Poorer children fall behind in literacy and earn less in later life, study says

Thu, 09/04/2015 - 00:01

Campaigners call for all nurseries to have an early-years trained graduate as children from disadvantaged families often fall behind at an early age

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Education for All scheme has failed to meet targets, says Unesco

Thu, 09/04/2015 - 00:01

Goals set at turn of century have been achieved by only one-third of countries, while just half have made universal primary education a reality, claims report

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Jeremiah Moss, author of Vanishing New York: 'What's more destructive than Aids, crack and crime? Gentrification'

Wed, 08/04/2015 - 17:41

The mysterious author of the blog Vanishing New York is on a mission to rally New Yorkers to preserve the historic small businesses of their beloved city

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University admissions service broke data laws over targeted advertising

Wed, 08/04/2015 - 12:58

Ucas Media made young applicants feel obliged to let it use their information for commercial purposes, Information Commissioner’s Office rules

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Guardian university awards 2015 - video

Wed, 08/04/2015 - 11:31
See the highlights from this year's university awards ceremony held at the Royal Institute of British Architects in London and hear what our guests thought of the night Continue reading...

Why every aspiring lawyer should study international law

Wed, 08/04/2015 - 09:53

The globalisation of legal practice means that a knowledge of international law is crucial even for those planning to work in the UK

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It's time to rewild the child – video

Wed, 08/04/2015 - 09:00
George Monbiot argues that the more time children spend in the classroom, the worse they do at school because our narrow education system only rewards a particular skill set. He says that when you take failing pupils to the countryside, they often thrive – yet funding for outdoor education is being cut

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Tories to announce resits for pupils who fail end of primary school exams

Tue, 07/04/2015 - 22:30

Policy would apply to 100,000 11-year-olds who begin secondary school with inadequate levels of literacy and maths skills

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Michael Gove ran office 'like something out of The Thick of It' – Nick Clegg

Tue, 07/04/2015 - 17:41

In a rare personal attack, Lib Dem leader suggests Conservative former education minister treated department as a personal fiefdom akin to parody TV show

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Alan Petford obituary

Tue, 07/04/2015 - 16:40

Vassar College receives $1m award for support of low-income students

Tue, 07/04/2015 - 16:10

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation gives inaugural prize to New York institution, saying Vassar has more than doubled financial aid budget and grown in diversity

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Top academics ask world's universities to divest from fossil fuels

Tue, 07/04/2015 - 16:03

It is unethical and untenable for universities, that seek to advance global development and health, to invest in the fossil fuels that cause climate change, say a group of 2,000 researchers at Academics Stand Against Poverty

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Low pay forcing teachers to share rooms, conference told

Tue, 07/04/2015 - 13:54

NUT delegates back motion calling for national pay scales to be restored as general secretary criticises Ofsted role and efforts to privatise education

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Three ways to use Minecraft imaginatively in the classroom

Tue, 07/04/2015 - 13:00

From getting students to think about careers to rebuilding their school, teachers share inventive ways they use the building-block game

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Why international students are choosing London

Tue, 07/04/2015 - 10:33

They make up over a quarter of the capital’s student population, so what is it about London that’s so appealing to international students?

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Alternative manifestos aim to influence politicians’ school plans

Tue, 07/04/2015 - 09:59

Proposals from headteachers, unions and thinktanks include reform of Ofsted, a college of teaching and a national funding formula

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Menstruation: how to break this taboo in the classroom

Tue, 07/04/2015 - 09:23
My #periodpositive project is about boys and girls discussing reproductive health frankly, with humour – and undoing the damage done by femcare manufacturers’ language of shame Continue reading...

Ghana: making education a priority - in pictures

Tue, 07/04/2015 - 07:30

Ghana spends 8% of GDP on schooling, higher than UK’s 6.5% and than the UN benchmark, though poverty still prevents some from going to school. This year’s British young ambassadors for global education visit the country to find out more

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