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Year: 2019

Education Exams Higher education Universities

League tables drive degree class inflation | Letter

The UK has a system where universities are under pressure to award a high number of top grades, writes Prof Sue BloxhamWith reference to grade inflation (Universities launch code to address concern over degree grade inflation, 10 October), the data on …

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Education Exams Higher education Universities

League tables drive degree class inflation | Letter

The UK has a system where universities are under pressure to award a high number of top grades, writes Prof Sue BloxhamWith reference to grade inflation (Universities launch code to address concern over degree grade inflation, 10 October), the data on …

School behaviour tsar endorses detention regime that punishes pupils for rolling their eyes

Critics describe the discipline guide as draconian and discriminatory

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Mentally ill students risk academic penalties for missing classes

Leading British universities have no support policies in place, Guardian findsStudents missing classes because of mental health problems risk being penalised with academic sanctions at some leading British universities, while others have no standardise…

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Australian U2 fans find what they’re looking for at conference to mark Joshua Tree tour

Film director Richard Lowenstein, academics and fans to attend Sydney edition of the U2 Conference – with or without the bandFan culture works in mysterious ways, but for a band as popular and influential as U2 have been over four decades, it seems onl…

Teachers living in sheds, cars and using food banks as demand for grants rises, charity warns

Number of applications for housing support increases by 67 per cent in two years

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There is a crisis on campuses – but it’s about racism, not free speech | Nesrine Malik

Far from cracking down on every microaggression, institutions are failing in their basic duty to protect their studentsHave you heard about the crisis on Britain’s university campuses? Free speech is under assault it seems, with students no-platforming…

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New London play shines light on perils of school exclusion

Intermission’s theatre production features youths who have experienced the consequences of isolation first-handIn a Victorian Gothic church behind Harrods in west London, a group of young people from troubled backgrounds have gathered to rehearse a pla…

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Families in England hit by 70% cut in school uniform grant

Cash-strapped councils stop financial support for clothing, pushing more parents into debtSupport offered to families to help with the cost of school uniforms has plummeted, with the vast majority unable to access any help at all, according to new anal…

Colleges struggling to cope with growing number of students out of school during GCSEs, report finds

Funding needed to prevent youngsters from taking ‘wrong path to crime or drugs’