Monthly Archives: May 2013

VIDEO: Student’s Gothic book ‘nightmare’

A student said life had been a nightmare since she found out she had studied the wrong Gothic text, two weeks before her exam.
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VIDEO: Can your teenager spell cyanophycean?

The US National Spelling Bee 2013 put entrants under pressure in a final contest that was broadcast live.
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Sweden’s top free schools provider to close, in blow to Education Secretary Michael Gove

One of the largest free school operators in Sweden is to shut down, raising further doubts about government hopes of letting private equity companies run UK schools for profit.

    




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Disputed school closures to go ahead

Controversial plans to shut schools on the Western Isles are to go ahead after a legal challenge by the Scottish government failed.
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Teachers reward pupils Gangnam Style

A head teacher and 50 of his staff rewarded their pupils’ hard work in their exams with a shot-by-shot re-creation of the YouTube hit video Gangnam Style
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Horror as Dracula hammers exam hopes

“Horrified” pupils discover they have been taught the wrong Gothic horror novel – two weeks before they are due to sit an A-level exam.
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What can we learn from children’s writing?

The strange similes children use in their writing
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11 applications per apprenticeship

The latest official data suggests a record 11 applications are being made for each apprenticeship vacancy in the UK
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Siblings’ perfect school attendance

Three siblings have all finished their schooling without ever having a single day off.

    




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Students get ‘extreme tweet’ skills

A university says getting students to capture ideas in a handful of words has improved their literacy skills.
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