IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: A WEEKLY ROUND UP OF UK EDUCATION NEWS – 3rd MARCH 2012
So you needn’t worry if you don’t have time to scour the internet for all the latest news as this service will provide you with links to the most topical articles in one place.
BBC NEWS – Boys now reading as well as girls, study suggests
Boys appear to have caught up with girls on reading ability, research into what children are reading for pleasure suggests………..
THE GUARDIAN – Gove tells schools to think local in history lessons
Education secretary gives English Heritage £2.7m in programme to revamp the history curriculum…………..
BBC NEWS – Universities warn on overseas students income loss
University heads are warning that the tightening of student visa rules risks undermining the drive to raise income from overseas students……..
BBC NEWS – Rise in EU students applying to Scottish universities
BBC NEWS – Attempts to get poor students to university ‘failing’
Attempts to encourage children from poorer homes to go to university have failed, according to a study………..
DEPARTMENT FOR EDUCATION – Academy freedoms for Pupil Referral Units
The Government’s Behaviour Advisor Charlie Taylor has called on the best Pupil Referral Units (PRUs) to take advantage of academy freedoms, to drive up quality of education and develop closer relationships with schools in their area……….
BBC NEWS – Pay school governors – Ofsted chief Sir Michael Wilshaw
Governors of struggling schools in England should be paid, the new chief inspector of schools, Sir Michael Wilshaw, has said………
DEPARTMENT FOR EDUCATION – Vision for cultural education will inspire all children and enrich lives ~ A response to the Henley Review of Cultural Education
New national youth dance company to be formed. The first national youth dance company is to be set up as part of a review designed to ensure all children have their lives enriched by cultural education………..
DEPARTMENT FOR EDUCATION – £50 million summer school fund launched to help disadvantaged children into secondary school
A £50 million summer schools fund to help the most disadvantaged pupils opens today. The money will help up to 100,000 pupils making the transition from primary to secondary school, a time when Ofsted research shows performance can take a significant dip……..
THE GUARDIAN – The schools crusade that links Michael Gove to Rupert Murdoch
Michael Gove meets Rupert Murdoch frequently and is an enthusiastic backer of the ideas put forward by the head of his education division…………..
BBC NEWS – Secondary school places in England to be announced
Hundreds of thousands of children in England are finding out whether they have a place at the secondary schools they want to go to…….
THE GUARDIAN – Should Dominique Strauss-Kahn come to Cambridge?
There’s a petition campaigning for the Cambridge Union to withdraw his invitation. But doesn’t free speech extend to the former IMF chief too?…….
THE GUARDIAN – Atlantic Records founder bequeaths £26m to Oxford University students
Ahmet Ertegun and widow Mica to fund graduate scholarships in biggest donation for humanities students in university’s history………….
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