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Many pupils in England hungry and badly clothed, say teachers

Many pupils in England hungry and badly clothed, say teachers

Teachers have warned that growing levels of poverty across England are having a devastating effect on pupils, with more children going hungry and being unable to afford warm clothes this winter. The findings from the National Education Union paint a...

Guardian, today, 00:18
 
Two-thirds of teachers think of quitting over bad behaviour, survey finds

Two-thirds of teachers think of quitting over bad behaviour, survey finds

Three-quarters of teachers frequently have to deal with disruptive behaviour in school and many have considered quitting as a result, a survey has suggested. Almost two thirds of teachers are considering or have previously thought about leaving the...

Guardian, yesterday, 23:28
 
Change in student loan accounting could add £10bn to national debt

Change in student loan accounting could add £10bn to national debt

The government faces an extra £10bn being added to its borrowing as the result of a radical shake-up in the accounting for student loans, with experts warning of increased uncertainty over the outlook for university funding. The Office for National...

Guardian, yesterday, 16:04
 
Children in special needs education face £1.6bn cash shortfall

Children in special needs education face £1.6bn cash shortfall

A crisis in support for children with special educational needs and disabilities could result in a £1.6bn funding shortfall and a surge in parents resorting to legal action for help, the Observer can reveal. The latest figures come as the government...

Guardian, yesterday, 00:58
 
UK university tells Iranian student: go home and get tuition fees in cash

UK university tells Iranian student: go home and get tuition fees in cash

Iranian university students in the UK are facing suspension from their courses because of President Trump’s newly reimposed sanctions on the country. Law student Parsa Sadat of the University of Reading is among those Iranians who risk being unable to...

Guardian, Saturday, 14:22
 

Derek Mackay’s sleekit vendetta against local councils – Brian Wilson

The Scottish Government’s latest proposed budget contains cuts to local authority budgets of £319 million, despite SNP attempts to claim funds will increase, writes Brian Wilson. Budget statements in any Parliament should be listened to with...

Scotsman, Saturday, 06:59
 

FC Barcelona and Edinburgh University join forces – Grant Jarvie

One of the most famous clubs in the world, FC Barcelona, has teamed up with Edinburgh University, writes Grant Jarvie. On Thursday, representatives from FC Barcelona visited Edinburgh University to mark the beginning of a partnership. The three-year...

Scotsman, Friday, 19:14
 

Writers in Scotland ‘concerned’ about digital surveillance

Many writers in Scotland have avoided writing or speaking about a particular topic over concerns about digital surveillance, according to a new study. A survey of 118 writers, including journalists, academics and fiction authors, found more than one...

Scotsman, Friday, 10:03
 

John Swinney hits out at Fife council for scrapping P1 tests

A controversial national testing regime for five-year-olds in Scottish schools has suffered a fresh blow after one council announced it would be axing the assessments. Education secretary John Swinney last night hit out at the move by Fife Council,...

Scotsman, Friday, 06:15
 
‘Ungoverned’ use of restraint and seclusion in Scottish schools criticised

‘Ungoverned’ use of restraint and seclusion in Scottish schools criticised

The “ungoverned” and potentially illegal use of restraint and seclusion is taking place across Scotland’s schools, according to the country’s children and young people’s commissioner. The commissioner’s report, seen exclusively by the Guardian,...

Guardian, Friday, 00:12
 
Sats test gap shows disadvantaged pupils catching up with better-off peers

Sats test gap shows disadvantaged pupils catching up with better-off peers

Children from disadvantaged families in England are slowly closing the gap with their better-off peers in primary school attainment, although children from better-off backgrounds are more likely to get top results, according to new figures. A detailed...

Guardian, Thursday, 19:01
 
Bradford music teacher shortlisted for $1m global education prize

Bradford music teacher shortlisted for $1m global education prize

A music teacher who helped turn around a once-failing primary school in Bradford with a radical programme of music and creative education is one of three teachers from England shortlisted for a $1m global prize. Jimmy Rotheram, of Feversham primary...

Guardian, Thursday, 00:23
 
University acceptance rates for students with lower grades on the rise

University acceptance rates for students with lower grades on the rise

University acceptance rates among students who achieve C and D grades at A-level are on the increase, according to the latest official statistics, revealing that record proportions of English and Scottish 18-year-olds were accepted into university...

Guardian, Thursday, 00:23
 
Stefania Giannini: 'Strong universities lessen social tensions'

Stefania Giannini: 'Strong universities lessen social tensions'

Universities are being pulled in different directions according to Stefania Giannini, the UN’s top education official. They need to become more global to reflect the international mobility of graduate employees, at the same time as the concept of...

Guardian, Wednesday, 07:10
 

Oban head teacher to fly to island for second role

The head teacher of a mainland school is to make flying visits to the Hebrides to take on a second role as head on the isle of Tiree. Argyll and Bute Council has appointed Peter Bain, head of Oban High School, to fill a gap left with the departure of...

Scotsman, Wednesday, 06:28
 
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