Monthly Archives: June 2015

Facebook helps students learn complex subjects – and should be used as a serious learning tool, study suggests

Facebook helps students learn complex subjects – like science – and should possibly be used as a serious learning tool, a first-of-its-kind study has suggested.












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Malala in America: Advocate talks to sold-out crowds in California about young women’s rights, Islam and extremism

Cracking jokes about her family and recalling her home in Pakistan, Malala Yousafzai had a weekend unlike many other teenagers’ as she continued to captivate audiences across America with a series of lectures in her latest tour of the country.












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Home Office bans 60 universities and colleges from enrolling international students in ‘emergency’ clampdown

The Home Office has banned 60 universities and colleges across the country from taking-on any more international students in an unprecedented clampdown.










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Headteacher sacked from top Church of England school after ‘answer-change’ row

A school headteacher has been sacked amid claims that pupils’ answers were changed after a maths exam had finished.










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Malala in America: Education advocate takes the US by storm ahead of speech in San Jose, California

She has filled-out arenas, prompted legions of fans wherever she has been, stormed the capital to speak with lawmakers, left a top talk-show host speechless – twice – has a 2013 best-selling autobiography, which is still lingering in the world book charts, and will appear in a docu-film about her life later this year.










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Malala in America: Young Nobel laureate gives ‘inspirational’ lecture on importance of education in Denver, Colorado

Pakistani activist and Nobel laureate, Malala Yousafzai, continued with her visit across the US last night by giving a speech on the importance of children’s education in Denver, Colorado.










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Higher education think-tank director criticises Home Office for ‘trying to reduce the number of international students’

The director of a major higher education think-thank has said the battle over student migration “has been going on for too long” – after a new survey has shown how a majority of UK students think the presence of international students improves the quality of education.










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Malala in America: young activist visits Congress in Capitol Hill to urge more education funding for young people

Nobel Peace Prize winner, Malala Yousafzai, has visited Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. to urge members of Congress to invest more in education for young people.










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Sir Chris Woodhead: The polarising figure who made Ofsted a force to be reckoned with

I always got on well with Sir Chris Woodhead. I respected him. Even as I write these words I can picture the hackles of some close friends in the teaching profession rising.










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Four in 10 students don’t think their degree was worth the money, survey finds

Four out of 10 students do not believe their course has been good value for money, while over half would not take their course again if given the option, a study has found.










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