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Going private would give Oxford and Cambridge what they want: impunity | Jim Dickinson

The new universities regulator has rattled the elites, who would probably rather operate above the lawOver the years, I’ve come to know and almost love the hardy perennial higher education news stories: students so broke they’re turning to sex work, s

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The world of work is changing. We need more adult education, not less

The Open University crisis exemplifies the UK’s failure to support adult learning. It’s time to seek inspiration elsewhereThe current crisis at the Open University illustrates how public support for adult learning has gone so badly wrong in the UK. Fo

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'My teacher saved me from suicide'

Now 26, Hati Sparey-South is herself training as a teacher, determined to help today's pupils.

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Teachers in UK report growing 'vocabulary deficiency'

Problem exists throughout primary and secondary school, leading to lower self-esteem and negative behaviourTeachers are encountering increasing numbers of children with stunted vocabularies – haunting many pupils from primary to secondary school – and

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Ministers under fire as student loan interest hits 6.3%

Use of RPI figure condemned as students in England, Wales and Northern Ireland face riseMinisters are facing renewed criticism over university funding after an increase in student loan borrowing costs using a “flawed” measure of inflation. The interes

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British girl wins gold medal in international maths competition

Emily Beatty from King Edward VII school in Sheffield came joint-first among 200 teenagersA 17-year-old Briton has won a gold medal in an international mathematics competition, becoming the first UK entrant to achieve full marks. Emily Beatty, who attends

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The teachers of Idlib on the impossible struggle to educate their students

In a city under siege, schoolchildren take public exams in cellars to escape the shelling, and classes are conducted by WhatsApp. Their teachers describe what it’s like to run a school in a war zoneAbdulkafi Alhamdo is an English teacher in Syria. He lo

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'Intensive but fun': all you need to know about studying architecture

The course involves long hours and a huge workload, but it can be hugely rewarding and can give you the skills for a range of careersDoing an architecture degree can be hugely rewarding. But it is also among the most challenging – with long hours, a hug

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Governors quit free school where no pupils did GCSEs

An Ofsted inspection last year rated Route 39 Academy inadequate in all areas.

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Student loans interest rate to rise in line with inflation

Rates charged on student loans will go up from 6.1% to 6.3% from September.

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#Metoo in China: fledgling movement in universities fights censorship

Former classmates of Gao Yan say she was raped by a professor and the assault led to her suicidePeking University, China’s top academic institution, admitted this month that 20 years ago a professor had been involved in “inappropriate student-teacher

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'I had no choice but to be split from my sister'

Thousands of siblings in care have been split up by councils in England and Wales, new figures suggest.

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Can you really revise while chatting online?

What should parents say to teenagers who seem to be playing on their computers more than revising for exams?

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Trainee barristers told they will be marked down for wearing short skirts

Other risqué sins of fashion as laid down by BPP law school include colourful socks and ‘kinky boots’Trainee barristers are being told they will be docked points in their exams if they wear short skirts, colourful socks or “kinky boots”.A handboo

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Thousands of children miss out on preferred primary school

Pressure on places shows signs of easing in areas of England including London and BirminghamThousands of parents in England have been denied a place for their child at their first choice of primary school. Evidence suggests, however, that pressure on rece

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Universities are a key resource for the NHS. Why are they so underused?

The UK’s research ecosystem is fragmented. We need more collaboration to pool expertise and improve public healthGood public health is central to the success of our cities, nations and regions. It’s an area in which higher education has a key role to

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Segregating pupils with special educational needs leaves us all poorer | John Harris

Policies that seek to push these children out of mainstream schools are turning back the clock to a nastier ageHuman progress is slow to happen and sometimes hard to see: in an era as troubled as ours, the world can easily look as though it is regressing

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The Open University gave millions of Britons a second chance. Now it needs one itself | Will Hutton

The OU is the latest of our great institutions to suffer from short-term thinkingOne by one, the great institutions that bind Britain together are being allowed to fray, weaken and decline. They may do good and even vital work, but whatever their purpose

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Secret Teacher: my students know all about exams but little of the wider world

We’re so focused on tests that we’re neglecting to expose pupils to ideas and experiences beyond the classroomRead more from the Secret TeacherDo I need a passport to get to Liverpool? What’s a postcard? Is Cornwall real? These are all questions I

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UK university strike action to end after staff vote to accept offer

Ballot finds significant majority in favour of accepting offer to reopen talks over pensionsThe strike action that hit 65 universities across the UK this year is to end after staff voted to accept an offer to reopen negotiations with employers over their

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Families crowdfund legal action against special needs budget cuts

Resistance comes as union says lack of funds is forcing vulnerable children out of schoolsFamilies of children with special needs are joining forces to fund legal action against local authorities in England that are cutting budgets, after the teaching uni

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