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Nicky Morgan: Ofsted to judge performance of academy chains - Education - TES News

Nicky Morgan: Ofsted to judge performance of academy chains - Education - TES News | British civilisation, Education in England, British politics | Scoop.it
Breaking education news about schools and further education. Find leading opinion, podcasts, comment and analysis on education from TES News
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Shake-up teacher training routes to tackle recruitment crisis, universities urge - Education - TES News

Shake-up teacher training routes to tackle recruitment crisis, universities urge - Education - TES News | British civilisation, Education in England, British politics | Scoop.it
Breaking education news about schools and further education. Find leading opinion, podcasts, comment and analysis on education from TES News
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School whistleblowers call for naming and shaming

School whistleblowers call for naming and shaming | British civilisation, Education in England, British politics | Scoop.it
School staff risk their careers to report cheating in exams and coursework but teachers found guilty are protected by a wall of silence
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Northern Ireland Executive 'needs to reconsider the cuts to education' - Belfast Telegraph

Northern Ireland Executive 'needs to reconsider the cuts to education' - Belfast Telegraph | British civilisation, Education in England, British politics | Scoop.it
The Executive must reconsider cuts to skills and higher education proposed in the draft budget, it has been claimed.
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Scottish independence: Alex Salmond 'tried to influence St Andrews principal' who raised funding concerns

Scottish independence: Alex Salmond 'tried to influence St Andrews principal' who raised funding concerns | British civilisation, Education in England, British politics | Scoop.it
Alex Salmond phoned the principal of St Andrews University after she claimed independence could be “catastrophic” for Scottish universities to talk her round, it has been claimed.

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Letters: Segregation? It's what free schools are for - The Independent

Letters: Segregation? It's what free schools are for - The Independent | British civilisation, Education in England, British politics | Scoop.it
Responding to your main story, “Faith and free schools ‘breed social and racial segregation’, ” (1 January) is always likely to be a tricky one, but several hard facts need to be discussed if the situation is ever to be resolved.
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Most homework is 'completely pointless', education expert argues - The Independent

Most homework is 'completely pointless', education expert argues - The Independent | British civilisation, Education in England, British politics | Scoop.it
A new Ofsted regime will encourage “completely pointless” homework for students, a teacher and education expert has claimed.
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Classement des Universités : le palmarès selon le taux de réussite en licence

Classement des Universités : le palmarès selon le taux de réussite en licence | British civilisation, Education in England, British politics | Scoop.it
Quelles sont les universités en France où le taux de réussite en licence est le plus élevé ? Le ministère a publié ses chiffres pour comprendre quelles sont les facs qui font réussir le mieux leurs étudiants.
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The Guardian view on Scottish public opinion: Labour on the edge

The Guardian view on Scottish public opinion: Labour on the edge | British civilisation, Education in England, British politics | Scoop.it
Editorial: The independence referendum has reset the dials. It’s certainly not always progressive, but the SNP is in the ascendent. Scottish Labour could face a historic catastrophe next year

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Failed free school projects could have cost country 'up to £4MILLION' - Mirror.co.uk

Failed free school projects could have cost country 'up to £4MILLION' - Mirror.co.uk | British civilisation, Education in England, British politics | Scoop.it
The Department for Education claims £1.1million has been spent so far on failed projects - but Labour claims it could be nearly four times that figure
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Schools send out SOS asking for donations of old computers

Schools send out SOS asking for donations of old computers | British civilisation, Education in England, British politics | Scoop.it
Two teachers have issued an SOS to large firms planning an end-of-year upgrade of their IT systems in a bid to help out schools in need of good quality computers.

Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc
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British Political History Condensed - YouTube

As it's the British General Election on Thursday, we thought you might enjoy this Monty Pythonesque animated video that Brainwave produced a couple of years ...
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More lower-income students going to university despite tuition fees - The Guardian

More lower-income students going to university despite tuition fees - The Guardian | British civilisation, Education in England, British politics | Scoop.it
Ucas figures show overall admissions in 2014 were at a record 512,400, with 10% rise in candidates from poorer families
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Group kids by ability and subject not age, says gifted-education professor

Group kids by ability and subject not age, says gifted-education professor | British civilisation, Education in England, British politics | Scoop.it
Schoolchildren should be classed by intellectual ability in subject groupings rather than lumped together according to age…

Via Ana Cristina Pratas, Sharrock, Mark E. Deschaine Ph.D.
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The election big idea should be: trust teachers | Fiona Millar

The election big idea should be: trust teachers | Fiona Millar | British civilisation, Education in England, British politics | Scoop.it
Fiona Millar: Academies and free schools have failed to improve things. I’d vote for a good head and excellent teachers in every school
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Student debt to cost Britain billions within decades

Student debt to cost Britain billions within decades | British civilisation, Education in England, British politics | Scoop.it
The cost to the country of paying for student debt will rocket to billions of pounds a year over the next three decades, almost equalling the entire higher education budget, new statistics show.
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UK universities won't reveal how they spend their student's cash - RT

UK universities won't reveal how they spend their student's cash - RT | British civilisation, Education in England, British politics | Scoop.it
Most of Britain’s leading universities are refusing to say how they spend their student’s £9,000 ($13,712) a year tuition fees four years after the government asked them to be more open about their finances.
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Boris Johnson: Everybody in London should be able to speak English

Boris Johnson: Everybody in London should be able to speak English | British civilisation, Education in England, British politics | Scoop.it
Londoners should be able to speak English, Boris Johnson said today.

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Just how important was Magna Carta?

Just how important was Magna Carta? | British civilisation, Education in England, British politics | Scoop.it
This year people will mark the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta - a document which established one vital principle.

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Government's obsession with faith and free schools 'breeds social and racial ... - The Independent

Government's obsession with faith and free schools 'breeds social and racial ... - The Independent | British civilisation, Education in England, British politics | Scoop.it
Segregation between different classes and ethnicities in Britain is worsening due to increasing numbers of faith schools and the opening of free schools, a leading campaigner on social equality has warned.
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How the Union was almost lost: The inside story of the Scottish independence ... - Telegraph.co.uk

How the Union was almost lost: The inside story of the Scottish independence ... - Telegraph.co.uk | British civilisation, Education in England, British politics | Scoop.it
Long-read: Three months ago it was announced Scotland rejected independence.
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Top universities 'ignoring final A-level grades' in race to sign up students - Telegraph.co.uk

Top universities 'ignoring final A-level grades' in race to sign up students - Telegraph.co.uk | British civilisation, Education in England, British politics | Scoop.it
Universities such as Lancaster and Birmingham are making record numbers of "unconditional offers" – places awarded irrespective of final A-level grades – in 2015
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Even at Christmas our national faith is under attack - Express.co.uk

Even at Christmas our national faith is under attack - Express.co.uk | British civilisation, Education in England, British politics | Scoop.it
IN 1647 Oliver Cromwell’s Puritans issued a decree through Parliament banning the celebration of Christmas on the grounds it was a “Popish festival” that promoted extravagance, disorder, Scrooge had nothing on this lot.
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The History of English in 10 Minutes - Sub ENG - YouTube

To see the subs click on the first button on the left. I made this video to help non-English speakers to understand the individual words of these helpful a...
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REF 2014 results: table of excellence - Times Higher Education

REF 2014 results: table of excellence - Times Higher Education | British civilisation, Education in England, British politics | Scoop.it
Some post-92s gain, but traditional research powers dominate 2014 research excellence framework rankings
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