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Media studies survives – but leisure studies doesn't – in final cull of A-levels

Last wave of Michael Gove’s examination reforms will see several perceivedly ‘soft’ courses disappear from syllabus by 2017Leisure studies – often the butt of jokes about the dumbing down of exams in schools – is to be axed as an A-level subject, while the equally maligned media studies is to survive, the exams regulator for England has announced.Environmental science, another subject expe

Raid universities to fund teachers in tough schools, urges Alan Milburn

Social mobility champion calls for radical approach to closing the attainment gap between disadvantaged and better-off childrenThe government should plunder undergraduate tuition fees to fund a 25% pay rise for teachers willing to work in challenging schools, Alan Milburn, the government’s social mobility champion, has proposed.Milburn, who chairs the social mobility and child poverty comm

Virgin voters: why we'll fight for a fairer education system

This week students have staged protests across London. We joined them to find out whyIn our “Virgin voters” series, we listen to what young people and first-time voters have to say about the election issues that matter most to them. This week students have been protesting to demand a fairer higher education system. We joined them to find out what they want from their universities.Education

Gina Williams on why every Australian should know some Indigenous words

The Noongar musician had to take Tafe classes to learn the language of her people, but now she’s spreading its popularity – one song at a time Continue reading...

What every man needs now: a six-pack from ancient Greece

Women have always faced impossible physical expectations. Now there is pressure on men to muscle up like Hercules Continue reading...

Travel ban for five east London girls over fears they will join Isis in Syria

Girls, aged 15 and 16, attend Bethnal Green academy in east London and have been made wards of court Continue reading...

Yelp for teachers is a terrible idea

A Virginia parent sued for teacher evaluation and observations to be made available to the public - but educators are more than just a set of scores Continue reading...

University protests around the world: share your photos

Are you staging a protest or occupation to fight against the commercialisation of higher education? Share your photos via GuardianWitness Continue reading...

Join us to debate the election issues that matter to young people

The Guardian is running a series of events with young experts and Guardian writers in the run up to the general election Continue reading...

Students turn to sex work to make ends meet at university, study finds

Research shows one in 20 students has worked in sex industry to fund lifestyles, just get by or reduce debts, with more men than women involved Continue reading...

University politics seminars are a breeding ground for chauvinism

Female politics students often feel intimidated and belittled in class, says a student blogger Continue reading...

We shouldn't keep quiet about how research grant money is really spent

The same organisations that make it difficult to get a grant can be ridiculously laid back about how their money is spent once they have signed it over Continue reading...

Schools face significant funding cuts – weekly news review

Schools to brave up to 12% real-term funding cuts, Minecraft introduced in Northern Irish secondary schools, and girls doubt their sporting abilities Continue reading...

Adult education is being slashed and burned – this is too important to ignore

The government’s funding cuts are economically and morally misguided. More over-50s are staying in work, and retraining can only mean greater productivity Continue reading...

Pay top teachers more to work in poorer areas, urges social mobility tsar

Alan Milburn calls for teaching ‘fast stream’ to allow good teachers to be promoted rapidly if they spend time in disadvantaged schools Continue reading...

Student union president urged to stand down after 'slapping' woman in face

A petition calling on Edward Reckless to stand down as president of Loughborough student union has received over 3,000 signatures Continue reading...

Taylor Swift’s grammar marked down incorrectly

The Princeton Review has sniffed at the (misheard) lyrics of the pop star’s song Fifteen. But its ‘correction’ is more than five centuries out of date Continue reading...

Education has never mattered more, so why won't the UK invest in it properly?

Instability of funding for teacher training combined with the looming retirement of UK’s top education researchers may result in universities pulling out of the subject altogether*Why are social sciences neglected by politicians? Continue reading...

A master's in librarianship could enhance your shelf life

Being a librarian is one of the nation’s most desirable jobs. But how do you get your foot on the ladder? Continue reading...

Why gender equality by numbers will never measure up

The third millennium development goal focused on percentages but ignored the real issues, such as classroom gender stereotypes and male domination of politics Continue reading...

Girls begin to doubt sporting ability at age seven

Research by equalities office finds girls enjoy physical activities until year 3 – but then destructive stereotypes kick in Continue reading...

University protests around the world: a fight against commercialisation

Academics and students in Canada, the Netherlands and the UK explain why they are taking a stand against their institutions*Are you staging a protest or occupation? Share your photos Continue reading...

Top Catholic school takes fight for admissions policy to court

London Oratory, which has counted sons of Tony Blair, Nick Clegg and Harriet Harman among pupils, claims education watchdog is endangering its ethos Continue reading...

Is slack science reporting letting down the public?

Although engagement between scientists and journalists has improved, many pitfalls lie in transferring research findings to the media Continue reading...

Students occupy Central St Martins in protest against cuts

The reception area of the building has been occupied by students opposing planned cuts to foundation courses at the University of the Arts London Continue reading...

Why I love living in a multilingual town

Moving to a multilingual area at first feels like playing a game where everyone knows the rules, apart from you. As a language student however I quickly realised it was the perfect place for my year abroad Continue reading...

Trojan horse school in Birmingham to be renamed

Park View, which was at centre of alleged plot by Muslim extremists to take over state schools in city, to rebrand as Ofsted praises progress Continue reading...

Behind the scenes at Britain's Mandarin Speaking Competition - video

Every year the British Council runs a competition to find Britain's best young Mandarin speakers. Those that make it through to the last stage of the competition come to London to compete at the British Museum. We went behind scenes of the competition to follow Louis Carmicheal, 17, from Hull and Natalia Barton, 13, from Liverpool as they prepared for the final Continue reading...

University guide 2015: find your course

Your route to every university course on offer in the UK• University league table 2015 - the complete list• Browse by subject• How to use the tables Continue reading...

What role should teachers play in career guidance?

From sharing their own stories to building careers into the curriculum, there are six main ways teachers can help students explore future opportunities Continue reading...


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