Monthly Archives: July 2012

Honorary degrees: Are they fair?

Why are honorary awards given to the famous?
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Plan to speed-up family courts

Plans to overhaul family courts in England and Wales to help minimise delays, have been published in a judicial report.
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A-level points system faces axe

The points-based system used by pupils applying for degree courses is likely to be abolished after the move gained support from universities and schools.
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Ucas tariff system ‘set to be axed’

The points-based system used by students applying to higher education is now likely to be scrapped after the move gained widespread support from universities and schools.




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What’s it like to bring children?

Spending a family day at the London Olympics
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Education service is criticised

School inspectors recommend education services on Anglesey are put into special measures after judging them to be “unsatisfactory”.
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Disabled people ‘feel hostility’

A survey by the charity Scope suggests many disabled people feel media coverage about benefit cheats has a negative impact on them.
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‘Tackle causes’ of poor behaviour

Schools must do more to tackle the root causes of poor behaviour among pupils, says the children’s charity Barnardo’s.
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‘Free schools? A lousy Tory sham to serve the ruthlessly ambitious middle classes’

A senior Cambridge University admissions tutor today delivers a withering attack on the Government’s flagship free schools policy – saying it serves only “the ruthlessly ambitious middle classes and religious zealots”.




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VIDEO: Artists lead learning experiment

Andrew Graham-Dixon visits the Wide Open School at London’s South Bank Centre where more than 100 artists are running classes and workshops in an experiment in public learning.
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