Monthly Archives: February 2015

Row within Labour party over who benefits from student tuition fee cuts

Tax relief on pensions for higher earners would be cut to pay for Labour’s plan to reduce university tuition fees from a maximum of £9,000 to £6,000 a year, Ed Miliband announced today.









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Students ‘seriously under-challenged’ by the books they are given at school, study claims

Secondary school pupils are being  “seriously under-challenged” by the difficulty of the books they are given to read and teachers must do more to encourage students to read demanding literature, according to a study.









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Ed Miliband: Labour will put arts at ‘the heart’ of government

Ed Miliband has pledged to move the arts “to the heart” of a Labour government with the creation of a permanent committee overseen by the Prime Minister himself and a guarantee that all young people will have access to a creative education.  









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White pupils improve as much as ethnic minorities

A claim that standards in London schools only soared as a result of the capital’s ethnic mix is dismissed in research released today.









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Pressure builds on Labour to drop pledge to cut tuition fees from £9,000 to £6,000

Pressure is building within the Labour party to drop any idea of cutting student tuition fees to £6,000 a year as both current Business Secretary Vince Cable and Lord Mandelson, who held the post under Labour, warned against it.









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Pressure builds on Labour to drop pledge to cut tuition fees

Pressure is building within the Labour party to drop any idea of cutting student tuition fees to £6,000 a year as both current Business Secretary Vince Cable and Lord Mandelson, who held the post under Labour, warned against it.









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Tougher inspections prompt a quarter of headteachers to leave academies in 2014

One in four academies have seen their headteachers depart during the past year – prompting fears of a leadership recruitment crisis, according to finance experts.









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Leading headteacher exposes ‘underhand’ tactics used by schools to get round curbs on selection

One of the UK’s leading headteachers lifts the lid today on the “underhand” tactics used by many schools to get round curbs on selecting pupils.









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Controversial Durand Education Trust faces ‘misconduct or mismanagement’ inquiry by Charity Commission

A controversial trust set up by a south London academy school is facing an official investigation into whether there has been “misconduct or mismanagement” of its affairs.









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Raspberry Pi: second model helps tiny PC become Britain’s best selling computer

The Raspberry Pi is the best-selling computer ever made in Britain, with 5 million of the tiny machines being sold since it was launched less than three years ago.









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