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IPCC investigates alleged student assaults during tuition-fee protest

10 Warwick University students lodged complaints against West Midlands police and alleged ‘dangerous’ use of CS sprayThe police watchdog has launched an investigation into allegations that officers assaulted students during a demonstration at a university that called for the scrapping of tuition fees.The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is also examining claims that police use

Green party’s education policies are outdated and ‘total madness’ – Labour

Shadow education secretary Tristram Hunt criticises party’s approach such as delay of school starting age, as a ‘throwback to the 70s’The Green party’s education policies are “total madness” and a “flashback to the 1970s” that would most hurt the disadvantaged, says shadow education secretary Tristram Hunt, in a full-throated attack that suggests Labour is concerned at the Greens’ recent opinio

Sums don’t add up in inquiry into school’s finances

The public accounts committee examines the affairs of a school held up as an academy programme flagship by Michael Gove Continue reading...

A healthy diet

Gobble up your grammar Continue reading...

How to teach … volcanoes

From lava flowing papier-mache models to class trips to the Science Museum, there’s plenty of ways to get your pupils fired up about volcanoes Continue reading...

How to find your first teaching job

Teaching isn’t the most competitive of graduate job markets, but it can still be challenging to find the right school for you Continue reading...

Risk Wise: Nine Everyday Adventures review – required reading for the education secretary

Polly Morland offers acute insights into our dangerous habit of trying to eliminate all risk from our lives Continue reading...

Policies for improving schools had ‘no effect’, finds parliamentary inquiry

Committee says impact of coalition’s multibillion pound converter academy programme for raising performance in England is ‘inconclusive’ Continue reading...

Duke of Wellington and Napoleon to finally meet at Waterloo exhibition

Shared Destinies event is one among many exhibits planned across Europe to mark Battle of Waterloo’s bicentenary Continue reading...

Majority of UK’s most influential had independent school education – survey

Debrett’s 500 list reveals more than 40% went to fee-paying schools, confirming lack of diversity and showing trend of Britain becoming ‘less meritocratic’ Continue reading...

Nicole Pisani quits top London restaurant to make school dinners

Chef who made her name in Yotam Ottolenghi’s Soho restaurant to serve up lunch for 500 students on a budget of 92p a child • Yotam Ottolenghi’s recipes Continue reading...

Even with classes of 70 to 100, behaviour is better in Uganda than the UK

Teacher Emmanuel Okiria talks about what it’s like to teach in Uganda and the lessons he’s learned from taking part in an international exchange programme Continue reading...

Swedish school sheds light on dark days of winter

Dragonskolan school in Sweden’s far north attempts to raise children’s performance through use of intense electric lights Continue reading...

Secret Teacher: Dear Ofsted, please can you send me a copy of the real rules?

I used to think I knew the rules for inspections – I built my career on it. But they seem to have changed, and I can’t play the game without knowing what you actually want*More from the Secret Teacher Continue reading...

Drama colleges hit back at ‘petty jab’ over elitism in the arts

Heads accept elitism is an issue but blame poor arts provision and access in schools and lack of money to pay living wage Continue reading...

Julie Walters: lack of working-class actors is sad

Actor adds voice to row over number of privileged artists in the arts, saying drama career wouldn’t be an option for her now*Walters: ‘People like me wouldn’t get a chance today’ Continue reading...

These new child protection guidelines are ill thought out and destructive

By barring anyone who lives with a violent offender from working in schools, we do little or nothing to safeguard children, and much to undermine our trust in one another Continue reading...

Parents face court over term-time break after schools split on permission

Primary school allowed daughter to go on family holiday but high school turned down son and notified council of his absence Continue reading...

Muslim call to prayer highlights divisions and solidarity at Duke University

When Muslim students were invited to use the traditionally Methodist university chapel’s tower for the ‘Adhan’ they were happy. Then came the backlash Continue reading...

A language family tree - in pictures

Minna Sundberg’s illustration maps the relationships between Indo-European and Uralic languages. The creator of the webcomic Stand Still. Stay Silent, put the illustration together to show why some of the characters in her comic were able to understand each other despite speaking different languages. She wanted to show how closely related Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic were to each other,

Yale police investigating second sexual assault on campus in four-day span

*Incident reportedly happened Wednesday, but students were informed Friday *School criticised in 2013 for failing to expel those guilty of sexual misconduct Continue reading...

Freegan freshers: the students making savings by living off waste

Some students say they are swapping supermarket shelves for backstreet bins, so that they can save money and help the environment Continue reading...

Ministers accused of playing politics over Durham free school’s closure

Parents condemn move to shut after just 16 months as Ofsted rate it bottom for teaching and behaviour Continue reading...

What do you need for a career in law? – live Q&A

Thinking about becoming a lawyer? Join our Q&A for students on Thursday 29 January from 1-3pm Continue reading...

Forget fad diets: sustainable food is healthier and more eco-friendly

If you want to eat in a healthier and more cost-effective way, then follow a sustainable diet of home-grown vegetables and cut down on the meat Continue reading...

Veterans bring ‘military ethos’ to schools

Growing number of organisations employ ex-servicemen and women to work in schools helping children develop ‘character’ Continue reading...

Gender gap in university admissions rises to record level

Latest data from Ucas also reveals record acceptance levels for black and Asian candidates, and for those declaring a disability Continue reading...

University of Sussex to offer apology and compensation to student protesters

Ombudsman recommends the university apologise to students and pay them compensation after they were suspended for their role in a protest Continue reading...

Cracking the code to economic success: social scientists are as vital as engineers

History shows us that social scientists are essential if we are to get the most out of our engineering and technological innovations Continue reading...

Losing my Welsh: what it feels like to forget a language

After being fluent in the language as a child, today Ellie finds herself painfully searching for words on Google translate Continue reading...


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