Monthly Archives: July 2013

Back to the future: How the iPad has recreated that 1950s feeling

The tablet device has become the electronic equivalent of a nanny and is helping families to come together in the living room like they did in the Fifties, the broadcasting regulator Ofcom claims.

    




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AUDIO: CBI: More sandwich courses needed

The CBI wants to see more courses that enable students to earn while they learn.
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Ofsted admits rape row school errors

Schools watchdog Ofsted admits failings in its inspections at a Hampshire school criticised for its handling of a pupil’s rape claim.
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Michael Gove overspends on consultants at expense of pupils, says Labour

Michael Gove’s department is breaking its own agreed spending deals with the Treasury by going £114m over budget through its use of private-sector consultants and contractors, Labour claims.

    




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‘Rethink university default’: CBI

The UK risks failing to close its “chronic skills gaps” by continuing to focus teenagers on the university “default route”, say business leaders.
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Traditional three-year university is not only path to top, CBI tells teenagers

Teenagers should be told to drop the idea that a traditional three-year university degree course is the only route to a top job, Britain’s businesses warn today.

    




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Don’t eat in silence, urges campaign

Mealtime chatter helps boost children’s communication skills, suggests a study by the National Literacy Trust.
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Scaled down: State boarding school planned in countryside for inner-city pupils drops sixth form for now

Plans for a state boarding school for inner-city pupils in the heart of the Sussex countryside are being scaled down.

    




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Neolithic ‘halls of the dead’ found

Two Neolithic “halls of the dead” discovered in Herefordshire are “the discovery of a lifetime”, according to archaeologists.
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Arrowhead find intrigues experts

An iron arrowhead uncovered during a dig at a ruined castle could be a clue to the site’s violent past.
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