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More teachers in nursery education needed

More teachers in nursery education needed - 07-01-2011

The Scottish Government’s commitment to giving all three to five year old children access to a teacher is under threat due to the lack of qualified staff, warns a new report by the Educational Institute of Scotland.
One in three students may lose out on university

One in three students may lose out on university - 07-01-2011

Nearly 250,000 applicants could be turned away by universities due to a 20% spike in applications, as school students scramble for degree courses ahead of tuition fees rising.
Child offenders should not face court

Child offenders should not face court - 07-01-2011

The Independent Commission on Youth Crime has published a new report which suggests that most allegations involving 10 to 17-year-olds should be resolved in conferences.
Schools sports to get limited but continued funding

Schools sports to get limited but continued funding - 23-12-2010

The government has had to rethink its policy on school sports funding, which was set to scrap the £162m Schools Sports Partnership in England, after teachers and sports professionals mounted a strong campaign against the original decision.
Boys reading skills still of concern

Boys reading skills still of concern - 17-12-2010

9% of 11-year-old boys start secondary school with the reading skills of an average seven-year-old, according to data obtained by the BBC's Today programme, and find it difficult to ever catch up. This is because secondary school teachers are not used to teaching children who cannot read properly, as the syllabus is based on textbooks.
Real-term budget cuts could mean redundancies

Real-term budget cuts could mean redundancies - 17-12-2010

Funding experts predict that 75% of schools will see real-terms budget cuts next year, and could be forced to make teaching redundancies.
Microsoft identifies ICT education gap

Microsoft identifies ICT education gap - 17-12-2010

New research by Microsoft has identified that 58% of UK students believe they have a better understanding of technology than their ICT teachers.

For-profit schools vital for Britain's education system - 17-12-2010

New research shows that for-profit schools must be an integral part of Michael Gove’s education reforms if they are to work.
Trouble ahead after tuition fees vote

Trouble ahead after tuition fees vote - 10-12-2010

MPs have voted to lift the cap on university tuition fees from £3,290 to £9,000 a year by a majority of just 21, despite warnings that the overhaul will greatly increase the cost of higher education for those from middle-income families, and threaten the survival of some universities.
Soaps portrayal of alcohol consumption attacked

Soaps portrayal of alcohol consumption attacked - 10-12-2010

On average, over a third (38%) of soap air time features alcohol, but the negative consequences of drinking to excess are rarely shown, according to new research by alcohol awareness charity Drinkaware.
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