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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.
AQA publishes findings of internal inquiry

AQA publishes findings of internal inquiry - 10-12-2010

The Assessment and Qualifications Alliance (AQA) has published the findings of its internal inquiry into the marking issue that affected the 2010 summer examination series.

Phonics test criticised by literacy association - 10-12-2010

A former President of the UKLA has criticised the Government’s proposed phonics test for six-year-olds, although his research is cited in the recent Education White Paper as justification for the test.
Heads trawl web for teachers' bad behaviour

Heads trawl web for teachers' bad behaviour - 23-01-2010

Headteachers are searching the internet to find evidence of teachers behaving badly outside school in order to use any evidence found to defend decisions to sack or discipline them.
Delays in speaking hampers reading ability

Delays in speaking hampers reading ability - 23-01-2010

A new Ofsted report is warning that delays in children's ability to speak and listen are hampering their learning to read and write.
BME teachers face significant racism

BME teachers face significant racism - 10-11-2009

Teachers who are black or minority ethnic (BME) face significant racism within the education system, according to new research.
New Standards for School Food

New Standards for School Food - 19-10-2009

The Government has introduced food-based and nutrient-based standards to improve the quality of food on offer at schools. Primary schools had to comply by September 2008 and Secondary schools in 2009.
The early years site is launched

The early years site is launched - 05-07-2009

Welcome to the new early years zone. Every month we will be updating you with the latest information relevant to early years settings. This month we look at some issues relating to communication and creativity. In this article we look at some of the implications of the Rose report and hear Open EYE'S views on its recommendations.
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