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Schools ‘must actively promote British values’ – DfE

New guidance from government hardens language on teaching of social development and is likely to draw criticism from faith schoolsSchools in England will be required by the government to actively promote fundamental British values to their pupils, both in lessons and in extracurricular activities, according to new documents published by the Department for Education.The guidance significantly

Who did you dedicate your PhD thesis to? Share your stories

Share a picture of your thesis dedication page and tell us about the person or thing that helped you conquer one of the biggest milestones in academia Continue reading...

David Cameron vows to slash migrants' benefits – Politics Weekly podcast

James Ball, Alan Travis and Polly Toynbee join Tom Clark to discuss David Cameron's major speech on immigration and the welfare state. Plus: Severin Carrell looks at new proposals for post-referendum powers for Scotland Continue reading...

Travel quiz: languages of the world

Do you know when it's appropriate to say 'namaste'? Or in which language 'cerveza' means beer? Or do you find things just get lost in translation? Prove your knowledge of world languages with our quiz• More travel quizzes to try Continue reading...

Community languages not supported in UK education system, survey suggests

Despite the fact almost one in five young people have a first language other than English, research reveals their skills go unsupported and unrecognised by exam system Continue reading...

How to combat mental health stigma in schools – live chat

How can schools change poor attitudes towards mental health and create a supportive environment for staff and students? Join us for advice and debate on Wednesday 3 December from 5.30pm-7.30pm Continue reading...

From eco sex to peeing in the shower: 6 ways students can go green

Students may feel like their sustainable-living options are limited, but there are plenty of ways they can cut waste and live greener lifestyles Continue reading...

Was Shakespeare gay, and does it matter?

Although not a new question, its re-emergence is germane to the interpretation of his plays, and not just a scholars’ spat Continue reading...

York Vision wins newspaper of the year at Guardian Student Media awards

University of York title beats campus rival Nouse to win prize for sixth time since 2000, with paper’s Patrick Greenfield reporter of year Continue reading...

Teachers with top degrees, private schools' tax breaks and weak academies

Education round up: More teachers than ever have a first class degree, unhelpful private schools could lose tax breaks and radical plans to help struggling academies Continue reading...

Academia and food: stale snacks and strange research

Are you a PhD student surviving on left-over crisps? Studies show that sound effects alone can help freshen up old food Continue reading...

Nicky Morgan moves to counter Michael Gove’s ‘toxic’ legacy

Education secretary seeks to reassure teachers that education should be about partnership rather than a war of ideas Continue reading...

I’m desperately sorry, says head who hired paedophile William Vahey

Vahey drugged and abused boys while working at Southbank International, where he had been hired by Terry Hedger Continue reading...

Don’t stop the music – children need a proper arts education

The arts are under pressure in Britain’s schools, but they can be a life-changing outlet that children must not lose Continue reading...

Could a portfolio career be for you?

If a conventional graduate position doesn’t appeal, you could combine several interests and build a portfolio career Continue reading...

How can the arts ensure it continues to push creative boundaries?

Alex Poots, Ruth Mackenzie and Ian Livingstone on why supporting artists and evolving the curriculum is key for the long-term sustainability of the sector Continue reading...

American students: here's how to celebrate Thanksgiving abroad

Don’t lose out on the holiday just because you’re away from home. Introduce new friends to this crucial part of American culture*Read more stories from our global student hub Continue reading...

Baby P effect takes children in care numbers to 25-year high, says NAO

Local authorities in England were looking after 68,110 children in March 2013 – a 14% increase since 2008 Continue reading...

Correspondence between William Vahey and Southbank International

Edited extracts from exchanges between William Vahey and Terry Hedger, then Southbank International’s headmasterWilliam Vahey inquiry finds serious failures at Southbank International Continue reading...

Schools minister seeks powers to intervene at struggling academies

Liberal Democrat MP David Laws wants to introduce ‘middle tier’ to deal with schools that need help to improve performance Continue reading...

Eddie Izzard named public language champion

Guardian readers recognise the stand-up comedian’s longstanding commitment to languages Continue reading...

Glasgow School of Art fire caused by gases from foam canister, says report

The blaze destroyed the category-A listed Mackintosh building in May, when a fire suppression system was not yet operational Continue reading...

Why Coventry makes the top 50 student cities in the world

Students who live in Coventry tell us why it deserves its place alongside London, Paris and Sydney• The 10 best cities in the world to be a student - in pictures • Paris tops the chart of student cities Continue reading...

10 ways to make the most of your time as a PhD student

Get involved in events, join the chatter on Twitter – and don’t be put off by annoying words like ‘networking’ Continue reading...

Private and state schools told to collaborate more or face penalties

Labour says private schools must ‘step up and play their part’ to break down Berlin Wall in Britain’s education system Continue reading...

The 10 best cities in the world to be a student - in pictures

What’s the best place to study? Higher education data experts QS have compiled a league table based on factors including affordability, desirability, academic standards and job prospects• Find out more and see the top 50 rankings• Coventry students tell us why it made the top 50• Read more stories from our global student hub Continue reading...

Paris tops the chart of student cities

Melbourne leaps into second place in this year’s ranking of student-friendly cities, while London falls to third place• The 10 best cities in the world to be a student – in pictures• Coventry students tell us why it made the list• Read more stories from our global student hub Continue reading...

Tristram Hunt warns private schools to help state pupils or lose £700m in tax breaks

Shadow education secretary accuses Tories of doing nothing to ‘breach Berlin Wall’ in education systemTristram Hunt: private schools have done too little for too long Continue reading...

‘Britain’s brightest student’ taking aim at teaching’s sacred cows

Daisy Christodoulou’s Seven Myths attacks accepted views on skills and knowledge and everyone from Ofsted to Dickens Continue reading...

‘Fatcat’ university vice-chancellors feel the heat

As they compete in a tough marketplace, high-earning vice-chancellors are being held to account as never before Continue reading...


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