Population rise will force schools to use empty shops and warehouses
Council leaders consider 'split-shift' schooling as surge in country's population fuels shortage of places in cities. By Toby Helm and Tracy McVeigh, The Guardian. Also in The Sunday Times.Back to top
Ban on university overseas recruits after 'missing' students failure
A university has been banned from recruiting overseas after it failed to inform the Home Office when foreign students failed to turn up for their courses. By David Barrett, Home Affairs Correspondent, The Telegraph. Also in The Independent.Back to top
Regulator asks top universities to work with poorer schools
Top universities should work more closely with schools to give teenagers from poor backgrounds a fair chance of competing with middle-class children for places, says the university access regulator. By Greg Hurst Education Editor, The Times.Back to top
Business tells Cameron: ‘We need foreign students’
Some of Britain’s most prominent business leaders have urged David Cameron to remove foreign students from official immigration figures to avoid choking off a valuable source of wealth and skills. By Jack Grimston, Sunday Times.Back to top
Summer schools 'to help poor pupils catch up'
Some 2,000 new summer schools running across England will attempt to put 65,000 poorer children on an "equal footing" with their wealthier peers, Nick Clegg said today. BBC Online, no named author.Back to top
Geography GCSE changes 'rushed'
Exam boards have been accused of making major last-minute changes to geography GCSE syllabuses which could jeopardise pupils' learning. BBC Online, no named author.Back to top
Plans to make maths compulsory for longer
Plans to make maths compulsory in schools and colleges until 18 have suffered a blow after research suggested it would deter weaker students from studying. Greg Hurst, Education Editor, The Times.Back to top
Brian Cox: too few science courses to meet growing demand
Entry requirements for degree courses in science are going "through the roof" because the government is not sponsoring enough places to meet soaring application levels, Brian Cox has said. By Nick Collins, Science Correspondent, The Telegraph.Back to top
Understanding maths 'more important than learning by rote'
Teaching children maths by making them learn times tables by rote could worsen exam results because they risk failing to properly understand the subject, according to an Oxford University study. By Stephen Adams, The Telegraph.Back to top
Lloyds Banking Group backs project to help youngsters escape gangs
A social enterprise helping young people escape gangs, a producer of books for the blind and a start-up refurbishing abandoned bicycles for refugees were among the enterprises to win financial backing from Lloyds Banking Group’s School for Social Entrepreneurs this month. By Vicki Owen, Daily Mail.Back to top
University Clearing: how it works – step one
Part one of your complete step-by-step guide to preparing for all eventualities on A-level results day. By Andrew Marszal, Education Digital Editor, The Telegraph.Back to top
Oxford uni takes a £53m dividend from its textbooks
Oxford University Press (OUP) delivered another multi-million pound dividend to the university last year, ensuring it will avoid the funding squeeze faced by large swathes of British academia. By James Ashton, The Independent.Back to top
Olympic jobs - why students will suffer from the G4S debacle
Recruitment chaos means students won't be donning G4S uniforms to welcome people to the Games. By Natasha Clark, The Guardian Blogging Students series.Back to top
Why, as a parent, you should never be tempted to treat your child as a friend
A generation of children are growing up badly behaved because their parents are too afraid to discipline them, a leading clinical psychologist and broadcaster has warned. By Liz Hull and Sarah Harris, Daily Mail.Back to top
Separate adoptive siblings 'for own benefit'
Brothers and sisters facing adoption should in some cases be split up for their own benefit, the government's adoption adviser has said. By Hannah Richardson, BBC News Education Reporter.Back to top
Warnings over abduction treaty
An international treaty designed to ensure the swift return of children abducted abroad by a parent needs to be implemented faster, researchers say. By Jon Douglas, Face the Facts, BBC Radio 4.Back to top
Child support changes will impact on '100,000 families'
One in 11 families who currently get child support payments in England will lose out in a major shake-up of the system, government analysis suggests. BBC Online, no named author.Back to top
The UK's most bike-friendly universities
The Telegraph publishes a list of top ten universities for cyclists.Back to top
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