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  • 'Muslim School Plot': Governor …
    'Muslim School Plot': Governor … Sky News - Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    A governor of a Birmingham school under investigation over allegations of an Islamist takeover plot is questioning the fairness of recent Ofsted inspections. The … More »

  • 64% not bothered by winning: Survey
    64% not bothered by winning: Survey Press Association - Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    Winning may be the aim of the game, but a new survey suggests that many children would not be bothered if there were no winners and losers in school sport. … More »

  • British Footballer Found Dead At US …
    British Footballer Found Dead At US … Sky News - Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    Officials at Herkimer College say 22-year-old Peter McAvoy from Dundee, Scotland, was found unresponsive at around 6pm on Saturday. Attempts to revive Mr McAvoy … More »

  • CBI loses members as opposes Scottish …
    CBI loses members as opposes Scottish … Reuters - Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    By Belinda Goldsmith LONDON (Reuters) - Three of Scotland's oldest universities have joined an exit from Britain's leading business lobby group after it registered … More »

  • Gordon Brown steps up bid to keep Scotland …
    Gordon Brown steps up bid to keep Scotland … Reuters - Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    By Belinda Goldsmith LONDON (Reuters) - Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown is stepping up his efforts to stop Scotland leaving the United Kingdom as opinion polls … More »

  • Briton dies in his US college room
    Briton dies in his US college room Press Association - Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    A young British footballer has died after collapsing in his college apartment in the US. … More »

  • Teachers Set For National Strike Over …
    Teachers Set For National Strike Over … Sky News - Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    The National Union of Teachers (NUT) is set for a national walkout in June in a row over pay, pensions and conditions. The NUT's 900 delegates voted overwhelmingly … More »

  • Teachers Subjected To Online Abuse By …
    Teachers Subjected To Online Abuse By … Sky News - Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    Children as young as seven are posting insulting online comments and threats against their teachers - but many school staff are too afraid to report the abuse, … More »

  • Boycott threat over reception tests
    Boycott threat over reception tests Press Association - Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    Teachers are threatening to boycott the Government's new compulsory tests for four-year-olds, warning the move is "dangerous" to pupils' education. … More »

  • Teachers Warn Of 'Constant' …
    Teachers Warn Of 'Constant' … Sky News - Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    Teachers say they are being subjected to constant surveillance by CCTV cameras in schools which are supposed to be used to keep pupils safe. They felt the footage … More »

  • Fog Screens Could Herald Gadget Rev …
    Fog Screens Could Herald Gadget Rev … Sky News - Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    Developers at Bristol University have invented what could be the future of interactive computing, involving fog screens. It is believed to be the first time touch … More »

  • School Strike Action Threatened By  …
    School Strike Action Threatened By  … Sky News - Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    Education Secretary Michael Gove has been branded a "man with a mad idea for every occasion" as fresh strike action was threatened by teachers. The Cabinet … More »

  • Teachers warn over pupil poverty
    Teachers warn over pupil poverty Press Association - Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    Children are turning up for school cold, hungry and wearing unwashed or unsuitable clothes because their families are facing money problems, teachers are warning. … More »

  • Half Of Foreign Doctors 'Not Trained …
    Half Of Foreign Doctors 'Not Trained … Sky News - Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Researchers from University College London, Cambridge and Durham universities found the majority of the 80,000 foreign doctors registered in the UK, out of a total … More »

  • Forty years on, bullying takes its toll …
    Forty years on, bullying takes its toll … Reuters - Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    The negative social, physical and mental health effects of childhood bullying are still evident nearly 40 years later, according to research by British … More »

  • Four arrested in school plot probe
    Four arrested in school plot probe Press Association - Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    Four women have been arrested over an alleged plot involving bogus resignation letters at a primary school. … More »

  • M26: Two Dead After Five-Car Motorway …
    M26: Two Dead After Five-Car Motorway … Sky News - Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Two people have died after a pile up involving five cars on the M26 motorway in Kent. A further seven had to receive hospital treatment. Six of the injured were … More »

  • School Places: Parents Warned About …
    School Places: Parents Warned About … Sky News - Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Families are facing a "growing crisis" when it comes to getting their children into primary schools, the head of a teaching union has said. Dr Mary Bousted, of the … More »

  • On This Day: Irish nationalist Bernadette …
    On This Day: Irish nationalist Bernadette … Yahoo News - Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    The rebellious former student, who was expelled from university for leading civil rights protests, won a shock by-election victory in the Mid-Ulster constituency. … More »

  • Call to weigh Ramadan exam impact
    Call to weigh Ramadan exam impact Press Association - Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Teachers are calling for the summer GCSE and A-level exams timetable to take into account the impact of Ramadan on Muslim students. … More »

  • Thousands miss out on school place
    Thousands miss out on school place Press Association - Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Almost one in seven children have missed out on their first choice of primary school amid a continuing squeeze on places, it has been revealed. … More »

  • Thousands Miss Out On First Choice  …
    Thousands Miss Out On First Choice  … Sky News - Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Thousands of children have missed out on their parents' preferred primary school place in the first National Offer Day. Emails and letters have been sent to … More »

  • Fury at school 'anti-terror' …
    Fury at school 'anti-terror' … Press Association - Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    Michael Gove is under fire for his decision to appoint a former anti-terror chief to investigate allegations of a hardline Islamist takeover plot at a number of … More »

  • Anti-Terror Chief To Probe 'Muslim …
    Anti-Terror Chief To Probe 'Muslim … Sky News - Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    A former anti-terror chief has been appointed to investigate allegations of a hardline Islamist takeover plot of Birmingham schools, sparking criticism it would … More »

  • Ex-Murdoch editor says he played no …
    Ex-Murdoch editor says he played no … Reuters - Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    By Michael Holden and Kate Holton LONDON (Reuters) - Former Rupert Murdoch editor Andy Coulson told a London court on Tuesday he had not been involved in illegally … More »