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Month: September 2019

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How a parent’s bid to save their school exposes the rotten core of our democracy | Aditya Chakrabortty

This battle shines a light on the Whitehall takeover of our education system – a rehearsal for the trashing of parliamentary normsSome defenders of democracy tog themselves up in suits, joust over case law and star on the teatime news. Others raise two…

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John McDonnell backs ‘Abolish Eton’ debate at Labour conference

Shadow chancellor says private schools ‘don’t need to exist’ in a society with education equalityThe shadow chancellor is to throw his weight behind an “Abolish Eton” debate at the Labour party conference this weekend, as he declares that “private scho…

One in four teachers in England work 60-hour week despite government clampdown, study finds

More radical action needed to fix workload problem among school staff, report says

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Two-thirds of English schools found to have ‘poor’ fire protections

Insurer Zurich Municipal calls for government to change law to make sprinklers mandatoryTwo-thirds of schools in England have poor fire protection systems and are not properly prepared for a potential blaze, according to an education insurer.Zurich Mun…

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US academic given two weeks to pack up after eight years

Visa system for researchers is hostile and costly and risks jamming a pipeline of talent, universities warnAfter eight years researching music history at Glasgow University, Elizabeth Ford hoped her request for a visa extension would sail through this …

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Politically literate citizens seem to be a problem for Michael Gove | Laura McInerney

He once downgraded citizenship lessons in schools and removed the EU from geography. Now with Brexit it all falls into placeFrom the vast compendium of Michael Gove’s arrogant moments as education secretary one has been on my mind these last few weeks….

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Parents, can you spot a ‘toxic’ school? A headteacher writes …

When choosing your child’s new school, consider whether it might be a nightmare workplace for the staffThe banners are up, the adverts are in local newspapers. No sooner has the autumn term begun than schools are recruiting the next cohort of students….

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The best architecture of the 21st century

A flying roof, a bamboo airport, a marooned galleon and a park in the sky … continuing our series, we pick the 25 greatest builds of the new ageInterview with the creator of the No 1More of the best Art | Film | Albums | Classical | TV Continue readin…

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‘Don’t wait for permission’: how to make a living from an art degree

If you’re starting your creative arts degree, it’s time to start thinking like an artistThis week, Lula Marsh, 18, has been on set doing 12 hour days with a 50 minute commute each way. She is working five days a week as a runner for a film company. She…

Repeat freshers' week to combat first-year loneliness 'epidemic' fuelling student mental health crisis, says report

Exclusive: One-off Freshers’ Week no longer enough amid rising mental health concerns, study says