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Education

The Guardian view on school funding: cash is needed but so is a change of direction | Editorial

Yesterday at 19:44 PM, via The Guardian

Education secretary Damian Hinds is right that teachers need a pay rise, but wrong to proceed with grammar school expansion

Since 2009, school spending per pupil in England has fallen by about 8% in real terms, with a smaller fall in Wales of about 5%. While total school spending has risen in England by about 1% in real terms over this period, a 10% rise in pupil numbers means that slightly...

Even Rudyard Kipling felt iffy about If | Letters

Yesterday at 19:41 PM, via The Guardian

Thoughts from John Anzani, Richard Maidment and Mike Wright following the decision to erase Rudyard Kipling’s poem, If, from a display at the University of Manchester

I feel that some correspondents are missing a key point regarding the replacement of a poem by Kipling with one by Maya Angelou in the students’ union building at the University of Manchester (Letters, 21 July). This took place as...

Kenya:Fire At Highway Secondary School

Yesterday at 13:14 PM, via All Africa

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Twelve casualities have been rushed to the Kenyatta National Hospital following a fire incident at the Highway Secondary School in Nairobi’s South B.

The great academy schools scandal

Yesterday at 10:30 AM, via The Guardian

They were hailed as education’s great leap forward. But across England, the trusts that run them are failing

Kinsley Academy may officially be less than three years old, but its redbrick buildings stand as a reminder that there has been a primary school here, serving this rural, former mining community in West Yorkshire, for well over 100 years. Jade Garfitt didn’t hesitate to send her son,...

Posh Boys: How the English Public Schools Ruin Britain – review

Yesterday at 10:00 AM, via The Guardian

Robert Verkaik comprehensively illustrates the stranglehold the public school system still has on Britain

Robert Verkaik could hardly have picked a better time to publish this. One notorious posh boy (Eton, Oxford) exits Her Majesty’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office, another (Charterhouse, Oxford) arrives to take over. No surprise there, but the nation, or the 93% of it that did not go to...

A breakfast club is make or break for too many working parents | Barbara Ellen

Yesterday at 07:00 AM, via The Guardian

Pictures of parents queuing from 3am for a scarce place brought back worrying memories of my own struggles

Has adequate childcare become an unaffordable luxury in Britain?

More than 100 parents queued outside the Ysgol Y Berllan Deg primary school in Cardiff from 3am last week to secure a free breakfast club place for their children. Places were limited, and allocated on a first come, first...

A quick note to say… thank you to my tough old schoolmaster

Yesterday at 06:59 AM, via The Guardian

Gordon Fermer, a retired accountant, 79, says his old teacher pushed him and made him study

Gabby Lower was infamous at my secondary school: he had a bamboo cane, and he certainly used it. I remember him once asking everyone to hold out their hands and those with dirty fingernails got their hands caned. Another time he asked us to put the words ‘their’ and ‘there’ in the right context,...

Kenya:School Closed Over Unrest

Saturday at 22:30 PM, via All Africa

[Nation] St Peters Kuna Mixed Secondary School in Migori County has been closed indefinitely after students went on rampage on Saturday over alleged mismanagement.

Richard Ovenden, Bodley’s librarian: ‘I don’t want to screw it up. That’s on my mind’

Saturday at 09:00 AM, via The Guardian

The author and Oxford fellow on the joys of the city’s Covered Market, the importance of tea and debating with his daughter

I go to sleep quickly. I need a minimum of six hours and I like to be in bed by 11pm. I often wake up in the night, so I’ll go downstairs to get a book – anything from Zadie Smith to John le Carré – to read. I’m awake when the alarm goes off at 6.25am. My wife is...

Richard Ovenden, Bodley’s librarian: ‘I feel a huge responsibility. I don’t want to screw it up’

Saturday at 08:00 AM, via The Guardian

The author and Oxford fellow on the joys of the city’s Covered Market, the importance of tea and debating with his daughter

I go to sleep quickly. I need a minimum of six hours and I like to be in bed by 11pm. I often wake up in the night, so I’ll go downstairs to get a book – anything from Zadie Smith to John le Carré – to read. I’m awake when the alarm goes off at 6.25am. My wife is...

Student holiday jobs: it’s pay tax now and reclaim later, after rules change

Saturday at 08:00 AM, via The Guardian

Special tax-free status has ended – now temporary staff will be taxed like any other worker

Students taking short-term holiday jobs this summer face paying income tax and national insurance after a little-known change in the tax rules a few years ago, accountants have warned.

Those starting temporary jobs as waiters, bar staff, cleaners and fruit pickers in the coming days face being taxed as...

Hinds pledges to help teachers overwhelmed by excessive workload

Friday at 19:14 PM, via The Guardian

Education secretary pledges to do more to tackle stress that is driving qualified staff away

The education secretary, Damian Hinds, has admitted too many teachers in England are being overwhelmed by excessive workloads and has pledged to do more to relieve the causes of stress that have been pushing qualified staff out of the classroom.

The move came as Hinds argued that schools are on a par...

We can’t paint over our racist past | Letters

Friday at 18:27 PM, via The Guardian

Manchester university students defacing a Kipling poem draws mixed responses from readers

I read the article about how at the University of Manchester the students painted over the Kipling mural and replaced it with a Maya Angelou poem (Report, 20 July). How disappointing. It seems England is following the same path as the US where our 19th- and early 20th-century racist past is concerned. We...

Namibia:NSFAF Pays Final Settlements for 2017

Friday at 16:20 PM, via All Africa

[Namibian] THE Namibia Students Financial Assistance Fund (NSFAF) has paid 14 000 students an amount of N$3 000 each as the final settlement of outstanding non-tuition fees for 2017.

Tanzania:Udom Students Display High Notch Novelties

Friday at 15:54 PM, via All Africa

[Daily News] UNIVERSITY of Dodoma (UDOM) students have created a computer system to monitor progress of pre-mature babies in incubators and another for automatically counting people entering and exiting busy buildings.

South Africa:Students Shut Down Unisa’s Pietermaritzburg Campus

Friday at 13:55 PM, via All Africa

[GroundUp] Students at UNISA (University of South Africa) locked the gates of the Pietermaritzburg campus in Langalibalele Street on Thursday. They threatened to shut down all UNISA’s campuses in KZN if management does not address their issues.

Nigeria:HND Certificates’ Long Road to Obliteration

Friday at 13:05 PM, via All Africa

[The Guardian Nigeria] With the Federal Executive Council giving approval for the scrapping of the award of the higher national diploma (HND) and the approved submission of two executive bills to the National Assembly for enactment, the death-knell of the dichotomy between BSc and HND has been sounded.

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