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'To any deaf people aspiring to be teachers, fight for your rights'

Sun, 15/06/2014 - 07:00
'Deafness may hold you back but only if you let it.' Teacher Ayesha Gavin talks about how she is generating more respect for British sign language Continue reading...

Taxpayers' cash should not be used to fund faith schools, say voters

Sat, 14/06/2014 - 20:30
Labour wants talks on teaching of religion as poll shows 58% of the public urge abolition or axing of state funds Continue reading...

Secret Parent: 10 things we'd like to say to teachers

Sat, 14/06/2014 - 07:00
Parents evenings aren't our idea of a fun night out, your complicated grading systems are impenetrable and it would be nice if you talked to us before a crisis
10 things teachers want to say to parents, but can't Continue reading...

Let's talk about sex: teachers back call for sex education to be compulsory

Fri, 13/06/2014 - 20:52
With porn and 'sexting' common at schools, campaign calls for sex education to be mandatory and for more teacher training Continue reading...

Have you found any hidden money yet?

Fri, 13/06/2014 - 16:37
Unknown benefactors are leaving envelopes of money around the UK and America  and now they've hit uni campuses too Continue reading...

Do we vote the same way as our parents? In pictures

Fri, 13/06/2014 - 12:23

Nine out of 10 students say they're not influenced by their parents when it comes to voting, according to a survey of over 1,000 students. Two-thirds say their opinions have changed since they started university. But parents' views do trickle down if our gallery of celebrities is to be believed

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No, I'm not a drug addict I'm diabetic

Fri, 13/06/2014 - 10:05
People can get the wrong impression when you inject yourself at university, writes a student blogger

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Pupil premium funds diverted, illegally large classes and fantasy curriculum

Fri, 13/06/2014 - 07:00
Weekly education round up: Funding aimed at poorest students used to plug budget holes and students taught in classes of more than 30 Continue reading...

Student work lost in Glasgow School of Art fire is reimagined in digital show

Thu, 12/06/2014 - 22:35
Moving and creative showcase of degree work salvages something from wreckage of last month's blaze Continue reading...

Anti-terrorism police take up Newcastle University bomb scares inquiry

Thu, 12/06/2014 - 19:44
After two incidents in same week at the university, north-east counter-terrorism unit takes lead on investigation Continue reading...

One in eight primary school pupils taught in classes officially too big

Thu, 12/06/2014 - 18:55
Statutory limit of 30 infants in one-teacher classrooms breached in nearly 3,000 cases, finds annual census Continue reading...

We must take a bold step to change the use of lesson observations in FE

Thu, 12/06/2014 - 17:58
From allowing further education teachers to identify key areas for development to removing capability procedures, Matt O'Leary shares his ideas for improving graded observations Continue reading...

Promoting British values opens up a can of worms for teachers

Thu, 12/06/2014 - 17:50

Without continuous professional development or an agreement about what British values are, teachers' efforts not to undermine them could accentuate differences

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Dyson in drive to fill engineering vacuum in UK schools

Thu, 12/06/2014 - 17:26
James Dyson's foundation donates CAD software and 3D printers to schools as part of campaign to avert shortfall in engineers Continue reading...

Will a degree made up of Moocs ever be worth the paper it's written on?

Thu, 12/06/2014 - 15:32
The University of the People can now hand out degrees to its online students but will employers take them seriously? Continue reading...

Summer work experience: why you should give it a go

Thu, 12/06/2014 - 10:26
University summer holidays are a student's best opportunity to try out different careers even if they're not what you expected

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Police seal off part of Newcastle University over 'suspicious items'

Thu, 12/06/2014 - 09:13
Cordon is set up days after Russian students were arrested and bomb disposal unit carried out a controlled explosion Continue reading...

Ethnic minorities face barriers to social mobility and job opportunities

Thu, 12/06/2014 - 06:59
Academic success is not reflected in employment outcomes, say Manchester University researchers Continue reading...

Ofsted inspecting further schools in wake of Trojan horse affair

Wed, 11/06/2014 - 22:39
Ofsted chief inspector says visits in response to concerns over unbalanced curriculums and governors abusing their position Continue reading...