Two private schools to axe fees and accept state funding
Two private schools are to scrap their fees to convert into state-funded institutions as part of an expansion of the Government’s “free schools” programme, it has been announced. By Graeme Paton, Education Editor, The Telegraph.Back to top
Nick Clegg criticises Westminster school's internships auction
Deputy PM reproaches alma mater as MPs urge companies to withdraw work placements from fee-paying school's auction. By Shiv Malik, The Guardian.Back to top
Cambridge admits fewer students from private schools
The number of Cambridge places claimed by students from private schools has dropped to a 30-year low following a university drive to create a more balanced undergraduate body, it was announced today.By Graeme Paton, Education EditorBack to top
More than a million primary schoolchildren unable to swim, says major survey
A report by swimming’s governing body, the Amateur Swimming Association, shows that 51 per cent of seven to 11-year-olds are unable to swim the length of a typical pool (5 metres). By Richard Garner, Education Editor, The Independent. Reported across the national press.Back to top
Full list of free schools approved for 2014 opening
Full list of the 102 free schools in England approved by the department for education for opening in September 2014By Richard Adams, Education Editor, The Guardian.Back to top
Coalition plan for network of military-style state schools
A network of schools run by former soldiers is being planned by the Government after ministers approved the opening of Britain’s first military-style academy.By Graeme Paton, Education EditorBack to top
School sport funding: how to keep jocks and geeks happy
Chris Skidmore assesses the latest debates over how to spend school sport funding, as child obesity grows and former public school pupils dominate the Olympic medal count. The Telegraph.Back to top
International education news
Asia's teachers say copying their school hours won't help Britain
Turning out successful pupils is about more than making them sit at their desks for hours, according to top-performing schools overseas. By Justin Harper, The Telegraph.Back to top
The write stuff: How Unity Academy transformed its students' literacy skills
A few years ago, Unity Academy didn't even have a library. Now other schools visit to find out how its students' literacy skills have been transformed, reports Richard Garner. The Independent.Back to top
Chalk Talk: Just what could be the source of headteachers' stress, Mr Gove?
Weekly column by Richard Garner, Education Editor, The Independent.Back to top
The 7 things successful heads of department do
Assistant headteacher Peter Smith offers some guidance on how to make your department shine. The Guardian Teacher Network blog.Back to top
Tuition fees 'could be limited to £6,000'
Tuition fees in England could be limited to £6,000 per year and remain cost-neutral to universities and the Treasury, a study commissioned by the Million+ group of universities says. By Sean Coughlan, BBC News education correspondent.Back to top
Human-rights training centre opens
An international human-rights training centre to teach digital skills to activists and protesters has opened in the Italian city of Florence. By Sean Coughlan, BBC News education correspondent.Back to top
Rise in reports of children sexually abusing children
A growing number of children are being sexually abused by other children, say charities. By Sima Kotecha, Newsbeat Impact Reporter, BBC.Back to top
Children transcribe ancient texts in citizen science project - video
Schoolchildren, pensioners and office workers are helping scholars at Oxford University to transcribe 2,000-year-old documents. The Guardian.Back to top
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