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Young teachers are leaving profession over lack of classroom support, says schools inspector

Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed young teachers are being lost to the profession through a lack of support in the classroom, chief schools inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw has said.












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Children should not be allowed smartphones until they are 16, says school behaviour expert

Fears over the disruption to classrooms from pupils using smartphones have prompted the Government to commission a review into the way technology affects behaviour in schools.












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Universities UK president says Government must support institutions if they are to ‘transform lives and help the economy grow’

The Government must provide universities with strong support if they are to play a full role in transforming lives and helping the economy to grow, the new president of Universities UK (UUK) has said in her first major speech.












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Give parents automatic right to send summer-born children to school a year later to prevent ‘post code lottery’, says Tory MP

Parents should be given the automatic right to send summer-born children to school a year later to prevent a “post-code lottery” from harming their development, a Conservative MP will tell the Government.












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All universities should establish compulsory sexual consent workshops, says leading higher education official

All universities should establish compulsory sexual consent workshops to teach students that “no means no”, according to a leading higher education official.












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Each hour schoolchildren spend watching television sees GCSE results fall by equivalent of two grades, says new research

Each hour that schoolchildren spend in front of the television or computer every day sees their GCSE results fall by the equivalent of two grades, warns new research by the University of Cambridge.












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Over 13 million children from the Middle East and North Africa are being prevented from going to school, says Unicef education report

Millions of displaced children are being deprived of a basic education, according to a startling report from the United Nation’s (UN) children’s agency, Unicef, which adds how the hopes of an entire generation are at stake unless the international community acts.












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Each hour schoolchildren spend watching television sees their GCSE results fall by equivalent of two grades, says new research

Each hour that schoolchildren spend in front of the television or computer every day sees their GCSE results fall by the equivalent of two grades, warns new research by the University of Cambridge.












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UK could learn from German policy on foreign students, report says

The UK Government could learn from the Germans, who understand the value of international students to the economy, according to a major report.












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Ucas is harming social mobility by blocking data on poor students, says senior MP

A senior MP has joined the growing number of critics of the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (Ucas), the body that handles university applications, for refusing to disclose important data it holds on students from poor backgrounds.












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