Monthly Archives: April 2012

UK university joins US admissions

Keele University has become the first English university to join the Common Application system for university applications in the United States.
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Playground trade ‘drives smoking’

Breaking up illicit playground trading in cigarettes is a key to cutting smoking among the young, a study says.
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Is Mr Potato Head to blame for ‘pester power’ ads?

How toy advertising first put pressure on parents
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‘Golden age’ never happened, head teachers’ leader tells Gove

The Education Secretary, Michael Gove, is obsessed with a golden age that never happened, according to the general secretary of the head teachers’ union.




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A-levels to be overhauled to combat grade inflation

A-Levels are set to be radically overhauled in response to years of grade inflation, the head of the exam watchdog has signalled.




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One in six children think blueberry muffin counts as part of ‘five a day’

Around one in six youngsters believe a blueberry muffin counts as part of their “five a day”, a poll has found.




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School gay marriage stance probed

Claims that the Catholic Education Service has encouraged school pupils to sign an anti-gay marriage petition are to be investigated.
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Pupils ‘given false claims on abortion’

Education Secretary Michael Gove is being urged to publish guidance on how to broach the subject of abortion in schools following claims that groups campaigning against it are giving children false information.




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School pupils ‘not eating enough’

A study suggests secondary school pupils in England are not eating enough food at lunchtime.
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Police investigate riding lessons and sex games at academies’ expense

Police have been called in to investigate the financial affairs of a federation running four of the Government’s academies.




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