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Are universities breaking consumer protection laws?

Institutions making last-minute changes to courses have prompted an inquiry by the competition authorities Continue reading...

Students: would you support a marking boycott?

While lecturers consider a new pay offer and ponder whether to go ahead with their threatened marking boycott, we ask: where do students stand? Vote in our poll and share your view Continue reading...

What is the legacy of the Education Act, 70 years on?

Rab Butler's 1944 reforms gave teachers autonomy but schools' freedom today comes with strings attached Continue reading...

Early years learning - the fights we do not need

As the teaching unions join the polarised debate over the best way of educating the under-fives, there is middle ground, says Estelle Morris Continue reading...

Regional schools commissioners leaked report on academy 'advocates'

Document marked 'official-sensitive' reveals powers of new posts; more on the saga at Bath's Oldfield school; and an interesting story on Tribal's website Continue reading...

How can Ofsted win over teachers?

Ofsted is 'no longer just disliked, but disdained', according to last week's teacher conferences. What changes could it make to regain teachers' confidence? Continue reading...

Education trust accused of Islamist 'Trojan Horse plot' receives hate mail

Birmingham trust at centre of Daily Telegraph allegations say intense media scrutiny could lead to unfair Ofsted inspections Continue reading...

Tales of the unexpected

Controversial classification Continue reading...

Teachers may boycott tests for four-year-olds

National Union of Teachers conference backs moves to oppose baseline assessment saying it will put pressure on pupils Continue reading...

Teachers' union votes to strike in June

More walkouts possible as National Union of Teachers' annual conference backs open-ended motion on industrial action Continue reading...

Five secrets to revising that can improve your grades

An expert on revision gives his top five tips on how to revise for exam success Continue reading...

One in five teachers abused online by parents and pupils, survey says

Many teachers do not report abuse due to management failure in dealing with previous incidents, NASUWT study finds Continue reading...

Mary Rimington obituary

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Joint strikes by major teaching unions unlikely

NUT and NASUWT take different stances on industrial action at their respective annual conferences Continue reading...

Teachers consider boycott over testing of four-year-olds

National Union of Teachers conference debates motion criticising plan for 'baseline assessment' of literacy and numeracy Continue reading...

Teachers complain about behaviour of Ofsted inspectors investigating 'plot'

NUT's Birmingham executive says teachers were asked if they were homophobic and were told schools would be downgraded Continue reading...

CCTV in classrooms turning teachers into lab rats, union warns

Some 55% of teachers in CCTV classrooms say they're viewed by heads, while 41% say they're used to judge performance Continue reading...

Teachers vote on strike action at NUT conference as anger erupts

Education union's conference sees some members call for a more aggressive stance, against wishes of executive Continue reading...

Shadow education secretary warns against religious extremism in schools

Tristram Hunt's remarks to NASUWT conference follow claims of plot to take over schools and run them on strict Islamic principles Continue reading...

Teachers to vote on strike motion

Unions consider industrial action as poll shows almost half of parents agree with their concerns over education policy Continue reading...

Cambridge, where town and gown has become a science/classics divide

Mary Beard complained in the Cambridge News that town and gown division has grown. Maybe it has just changed? Continue reading...

How to support a student with an eating disorder

It's normal to worry that your student child isn't eating properly at university. But if they do have an eating disorder, what should you do? Continue reading...

How can government justify cuts when there's money for a £45m free school?

Principal Eddie Playfair attacks the government's decision to open a £45m free school sixth-form when successful colleges in the same area are suffering funding reductions Continue reading...

Muslim students divided on sharia-compliant loans

The government is consulting on student loans that will not involve paying interest but some young Muslims don't see the point Continue reading...

Teachers left to pick up pieces from cuts to youth mental health services

Schools are struggling to cope with pupils' problems as council spending on therapy and counselling dries upBergistra on staff under stress Continue reading...

Why aren't Chinese students at UK universities getting top degrees?

New research shows undergraduates from China studying at British universities get fewer firsts than those from other countries Continue reading...

What if your academy brand loses its shine?

By signing up to become an academy, a school becomes part of a 'brand'. Its reputation and pupils' prospects will be tainted if other academies in the same brand fail Continue reading...

Will doing a master's get you a better job? Well, maybe

Statistics suggest that people with a master's are more likely to find work, but such figures should be treated with caution Continue reading...

What lies ahead for apprenticeships? Experts share their vision

Will all apprentices need GCSE-level English and maths? Will the funding reforms fail? We ask sector specialists Continue reading...

How to write a personal statement for sociology

Whether it's by doing a job at McDonalds or volunteering to work in your community, show how your life has given you an interest in sociology Continue reading...


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