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Universities deplore ‘McCarthyism’ as MP demands list of tutors lecturing on Brexit

Tory whip writes to every vice-chancellor to ask for syllabus and any online materialAcademics are accusing a Tory MP and government whip of “McCarthyite” behaviour, after he wrote to all universities asking them to declare what they are teach

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Ten scandals since 2010 that show Britain is ruled by the loony right | Polly Toynbee

From failed schools to the east coast main line to the NHS, the Tory party in power has been a tale of ideological disasters – costing the taxpayer billionsThis is what bad government looks like. Do civil servants ever dare stop it, and who is ever

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Meet the woman behind the breastfeeding emoji

The new picture of a mother with her baby was proposed by a nurse at University College London Hospital.

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Stephen Hawking's expanding universes thesis breaks the internet

Demand for 1966 PhD work, made freely available for the first time, crashes Cambridge’s repository websiteStephen Hawking’s 1966 doctoral thesis has broken the internet after becoming available to the general public for the first time.Demand

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Did you solve it? Are you smarter than a Brazilian 15-year-old?

The answers to today’s puzzlesOn my puzzle blog earlier today I set this question from Brazil’s State School Mathematics OlympiadHomero is clutching three identical pieces of string in his fist, as illustrated below left. He asks Sofia to ti

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The children in care left without a school place

How some youngsters who are taken into care can be left out of the classroom.

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Charged with “stealing school”: Here’s one way the U.S. enforces educational segregation

School districts can put a dollar amount on the "stolen education" out-of-district kids get, and it is eye-opening

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Black students on Oxbridge: 'we need to change the narrative'

Students who have made it to Oxford and Cambridge say more can be done to help others follow in their footstepsOxford and Cambridge must engage with students at a much younger age, and state schools should better prepare their students for elite colleges,

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