Monthly Archives: June 2012

‘Grey students’ set to take universities by storm

A grey revolution is about to take place in Britain’s higher education institutions from September, when part-time students become eligible for loans to cover the cost of their courses for the first time.




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Michael Gove targets councils that do not agree with his policies

Two of the country’s worst performing councils are to be singled out by the Government in its drive to force more schools to join its flagship academies programme.




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Able poor ‘lag rich by two years’

Bright 15-year-olds from the poorest homes are lagging more than two years behind their wealthier peers, a survey suggests.
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Independent school faces £2m debt

One of Wales’ top independent schools is facing severe financial problems and its reported that plans are being considered to relaunch it with new financial backers.
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Huge rise in graduates in low-paid jobs

The number of graduates forced to take up low-paid jobs has doubled in the past five years, according to figures released yesterday.




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Child abuse ‘loophole’ is closed

A legal loophole which has allowed hundreds of child abusers to escape prosecution has been closed, the government says.
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Grammar tests ‘a gun to the head’

Plans to focus on grammar and spelling in primary-school English teaching will impoverish the subject, experts say.
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Flagship free school has only signed up 37 pupils

One of the Government’s flagship free schools has only signed up 37 pupils – despite civil servants being told over 500 parents had expressed an interest in the school.




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The ‘baby box’ returns to Europe

‘Baby box’ for abandoned children returns to Europe
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Four Thought: Are we too focused on kids?

Don’t forget the oldies, warns skills expert
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