Monthly Archives: February 2012

Kids reach for a piece of the Pi

Will a new bare-bones computer improve ICT lessons?
BBC News – Education & Family

School governors ‘should be paid’

Governors of struggling schools in England should be paid, the new chief inspectors of schools, Sir Michael Wilshaw, says.
BBC News – Education & Family

VIDEO: A new computer to help pupils

A team from Cambridge has come up with an inexpensive way of teaching pupils more about the workings of computers.
BBC News – Education & Family

Oxford’s soul music £26m donation

Oxford University has been given its biggest humanities donation by the widow of the founder of Atlantic Records.
BBC News – Education & Family

Degrees ‘not for working classes’

Attempts to encourage children from poorer homes to go to university have failed, according to a study.
BBC News – Education & Family

Child mental health service boost

The government in England has said it will invest £22m in child mental health services to help deliver more counselling and talking therapies to young people.
BBC News – Education & Family

Overseas student income loss fear

University heads are warning that the tightening of student visa rules risks undermining the drive to raise income from overseas students.
BBC News – Education & Family

How toddlers teach troubled teens

How toddlers help teens stay in education and avoid pregnancy
BBC News – Education & Family

Rise in EU students for Scotland

There has been a 6% rise in the number of EU students applying to Scottish universities – where they will pay no fees.
BBC News – Education & Family

VIDEO: Students design shoes for duchess

Six fashion students at Leicester’s De Montfort University have been invited to design a shoe for the Duchess of Cambridge.
BBC News – Education & Family