Monthly Archives: June 2013

Graduate jobs ‘at five-year high’

Graduate vacancies for those leaving university this summer have increased sharply on last year, research suggests.
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Michael Gove censured over plan for inner-city boarders in Sussex countryside

The Education Secretary Michael Gove’s department has been censured by public spending watchdogs over a plan to set up a state boarding school for inner-city children in the heart of the Sussex countryside.

    




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Labour ‘to review planned schools’

Shadow education secretary Stephen Twigg says a Labour government would review the plans for 180 more free schools to open in the year after the next election.
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Grandparents ‘affect class system’

Children’s position in Britain’s class system is closely linked to that of their grandparents, not just their parents, academics say.
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Revealed: The real shortage of school places

Thousands of parents have not yet found a state primary school for their children for the start of the new school year in September. A survey completed by 59 of the 150 local councils in England revealed that more than 3,600 parents were still on their books as having not yet accepted a state school place. A handful, just over 100, had not even been offered one.

    




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Lava ‘cooked’ to monitor its flow

A tiny furnace at Lancaster University allows scientists to “cook lava” to learn how it flows from a volcano.
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Scotland inspires new Asterix author

The author of the new Asterix comic book says the Scottish landscape inspired the latest epic adventure Asterix and the Picts.
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Concern over head teacher shortage

Concerns are raised about a shortage of headteachers as figures show a number of councils have struggled to fill posts.
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Teachers begin new wave of strikes

Thousands of teachers are today staging a one-day walkout in the first of a new wave of strikes over pay, pensions and conditions.

    




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Gregory’s Girl school closure backed

Scottish ministers back a controversial decision to close a North Lanarkshire secondary school which was immortalised in Gregory’s Girl.
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