Are you the publisher? Claim or contact us about this channel


Embed this content in your HTML

Search

Report adult content:

click to rate:

Account: (login)

More Channels


Showcase


Channel Catalog


Channel Description:

Latest education news, comment and analysis on schools, colleges, universities, further and higher education and teaching from the Guardian, the world's leading liberal voice

older | 1 | .... | 1489 | 1490 | (Page 1491) | 1492 | 1493 | .... | 1497 | newer

    0 0

    Ucas figures show increase in proportion of 18-year-olds with three Cs or lower at A-level

    University acceptance rates among students who achieve C and D grades at A-level are on the increase, according to the latest official statistics, revealing that record proportions of English and Scottish 18-year-olds were accepted into university this year.

    Related: A-levels: proportion of students in England getting C or above falls

    Continue reading...

    0 0

    Jimmy Rotheram one of three teachers from England in running for international award

    A music teacher who helped turn around a once-failing primary school in Bradford with a radical programme of music and creative education is one of three teachers from England shortlisted for a $1m global prize.

    Jimmy Rotheram, of Feversham primary academy, is one of 50 teachers from around the world on the shortlist for the Varkey Foundation “best teacher” prize, selected out of more than 10,000 nominations from 179 countries. The winner will be announced next March.

    Continue reading...

    0 0

    Increasing numbers of students are commuting to university to cut costs, but many struggle with their studies and social life

    UK universities are unusual in many ways, particularly when compared to equivalent systems in Europe and our Antipodean cousins. One its most distinctive features is how our students are far more likely to move away from home to attend university – and not solely for the most prestigious institutions.

    Many of our university campuses, courses, and activities are based on the assumption that students will live on or close to campus, and co-habit with other students. But this is no longer the case for at least a quarter of UK university undergraduates.

    Continue reading...

    0 0

    Victoria’s education minister says commonwealth rejects compromise and he ‘won’t be bullied’ into signing a ‘dud’ funding deal

    Victorian schools could lose billions of dollars next year because the state and federal governments cannot come to an agreement on a long-term funding deal.

    Negotiations between Daniel Andrews’ newly elected government and the commonwealth have ground to a halt a day out from Friday’s education council meeting, as the state continues to stare down Canberra.

    Continue reading...

    0 0

    51% of children eligible for free school meals met reading, writing and maths standards

    Children from disadvantaged families in England are slowly closing the gap with their better-off peers in primary school attainment, although children from better-off backgrounds are more likely to get top results, according to new figures.

    A detailed breakdown of results from key stage two national tests – known as Sats – taken in the final year of primary school show that 51% of children eligible for free school meals met the government’s expected standards in reading, writing and maths, compared with 70% of other pupils, a slightly narrower gap than in previous years.

    Continue reading...

    0 0

    Monument installed two years ago taken away in middle of night amid controversy over Gandhi’s views about Africans

    A Mahatma Gandhi statue has been removed from the campus of the University of Ghana after protests from students and faculty who argue the Indian independence leader considered Africans “inferior”.

    The statue was unveiled at the university in the Ghanian capital Accra two years ago but has been the subject of controversy and was removed in the middle of the night on Tuesday, leaving just an empty plinth.

    Continue reading...

    0 0

    Children’s commissioner finds glaring inconsistencies in policy between local councils

    The “ungoverned” and potentially illegal use of restraint and seclusion is taking place across Scotland’s schools, according to the country’s children and young people’s commissioner.

    The commissioner’s report, seen exclusively by the Guardian, reveals thousands of largely unmonitored incidents, glaring inconsistencies in policy between local authorities and significant concerns that the techniques are being used disproportionately on children with disabilities and additional support needs.

    Continue reading...

    0 0

    Entrepreneurship education in universities could be deterring young graduates from starting up companies

    Entrepreneurship education has been around for more than 50 years, and is vital for the future economy. Yet data shows that 4.7% of recent graduates are self-employed or freelance, with only 0.6% having actually started their own business. This compares with 8.7% of the general population who have started a business in the last three years. So why are bright young graduates deciding against setting up their own companies?

    At first glance, all seems to be going well: entrepreneurship activities have never been so prevalent at universities, with modules for students both on and off business courses. Extracurricular activities include boot camps, inspirational speakers, workshops and business plan competitions, with finance, mentoring and incubator space on offer to the winners.

    Continue reading...

    0 0

    The fast-track training programme is accused of lacking a focus on social justice, but university courses prioritise this too much

    I remember my mum completing her social work training when I was in secondary school. We would pore over the books together. I always shared her commitment to working with others to support those who needed it.

    My mum’s work led me to consider social work as a career that would suit my values and aspirations. I was part of the first cohort of Frontline, the fast-track training scheme for children’s social workers. I have benefited from the programme and been privileged with where it has taken me in my career. Perhaps unsurprisingly, I have a different perspective to that offered in the recent piece by Anna Gupta and SocialWhatNow.

    Continue reading...

    0 0

    Austerity is partly to blame, but racism and Islamophobia are still holding us back

    For the last decade, more Muslim women than men are going into higher education. Armed with the professional gold dust of a degree, these women should be on the way towards a blossoming career.

    However, a new report by the Institute for Public Policy and Research (IPPR) highlights that for Pakistani and Bangladeshi Muslim women like me, this glowing success vanishes as these women struggle to enter the labour market.

    Continue reading...

    0 0

    Undergraduate at Reading hit by Trump’s sanctions fears ‘economic blockade’ against students

    Iranian university students in the UK are facing suspension from their courses because of President Trump’s newly reimposed sanctions on the country.

    Law student Parsa Sadat of the University of Reading is among those Iranians who risk being unable to graduate, and possibly having their student visa removed, because they are unable to pay tuition fees.

    Continue reading...

    0 0

    Crisis looms despite £350m boost as court appeals by parents for vital funding surge

    A crisis in support for children with special educational needs and disabilities could result in a £1.6bn funding shortfall and a surge in parents resorting to legal action for help, the Observer can reveal.

    The latest figures come as the government announces that it is providing an extra £350m to ease the crisis over the next two years, amid growing demand for specialist support and facilities for children with complex needs.

    Continue reading...

    0 0

    Possible decision by ONS would reopen question of funding of students in England

    The government faces an extra £10bn being added to its borrowing as the result of a radical shake-up in the accounting for student loans, with experts warning of increased uncertainty over the outlook for university funding.

    The Office for National Statistics is due to announce its plans to change provisions for student loans in the UK’s national accounts, with any change likely to affect the government’s public sector deficit policies and throw open questions about how students in England are funded.

    Continue reading...

    0 0

    Many also fears disruptive pupils discourage newcomers to profession, claims thinktank

    Three-quarters of teachers frequently have to deal with disruptive behaviour in school and many have considered quitting as a result, a survey has suggested.

    Almost two thirds of teachers are considering or have previously thought about leaving the profession, while 71% said would-be teachers are being put off by concerns around poor pupil behaviour, the Policy Exchange thinktank said.

    Continue reading...

    0 0

    Union says schools overwhelmed by funding cuts and increasing child poverty

    Teachers have warned that growing levels of poverty across England are having a devastating effect on pupils, with more children going hungry and being unable to afford warm clothes this winter.

    The findings from the National Education Union paint a harrowing picture of day-to-day poverty in schools. Teachers say that a lack of food, poor housing and unsuitable clothes are overwhelming pupils and cash-strapped schools.

    Continue reading...

    0 0

    Test your knowledge of Tweet-speak, plus a social media maths puzzle

    UPDATE: to read the answers and solution click here.

    This week, two puzzles about social media. The first is something new for this column, a language quiz, and below it is the usual fare, a mathematical conundrum.

    In the 1990s, I used to write a weekly column in the Guardian about language. Were I to write the column today, one of my first subjects would be Twitter slang. Tweet-speak is a form of constrained writing: necessarily brief, and with a distinctive holler.

    Continue reading...

    0 0

    Middle-class parents feeling excluded by a rule change have started a petition – how very entitled

    “Middle-class families protest at their exclusion from grammar schools.” Not your usual headline, but news nonetheless of a petition signed by thousands of parents objecting to a plan by Birmingham’s six grammar schools to boost the number of poorer children gaining entry. The parents say they are concerned at the possible dilution of high academic standards, but not far beneath is a clear worry that changes to admissions will mean fewer places for middle-class kids.

    The situation reveals just how fraught the politics of entry to selective schools has become. Theresa May’s ill-judged decision to expand grammar schools is possibly her sole flagship domestic reform. Yet only a tiny number of poorer children gain entry to these schools: nationally, grammars accept only 3% of children on free school meals, and families in the Birmingham area pay up to £5,000 to coach their primary-age children for the 11-plus test.

    Continue reading...

    0 0

    Here are students’ favourite apps for managing uni life – from note-taking and revision to sharing a flat

    Use your phone wisely and there are loads of apps out there to help you stay on track with revision and timetabling studies, health, mindfulness, and money-saving. Here are some of the best apps to to help manage life at uni.

    Continue reading...

    0 0

    National deficit increases after ONS says student loans count as government spending

    Philip Hammond is facing a £12bn hole in the public finances this year after changes to the way student loans are treated on the government’s books, reflecting that many will never be repaid.

    In a stroke of the pen from the Office for National Statistics, student loans will now be treated as part financial asset in the national accounts, because some will be repaid, while part will be classified as government expenditure, as some loans will never be paid back in full.

    Continue reading...

    0 0

    The solutions to today’s quiz and puzzle

    Earlier today I set you a quiz about Twitter slang, and a maths puzzle. Here are the answers, with discussion and workings!

    The following ten words and phrases emerged in Twitter communities, and are beginning to cross over to general users. Under each word or phrase are two possible definitions. Which is the correct one?

    Continue reading...

older | 1 | .... | 1489 | 1490 | (Page 1491) | 1492 | 1493 | .... | 1497 | newer