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  • Reports of university funding crisis are 'scaremongering', says Hinds May 25, 2019
    Education secretary criticises ‘hyperbole’ after speculation over possible tuition fee cutThe education secretary has said reports of a financial crisis among universities are “scaremongering”, as speculation mounted of a cut in tuition fees.Damian Hinds said “hyperbolic warnings” were misrepresenting the situation facing institutions, most of which have healthy balance sheets. Continue reading...
    Mattha Busby
  • Rise in special needs pupils forced to attend out-of-area schools May 25, 2019
    Some have to travel hundreds of miles as funding cuts stretch education authoritiesAlmost 20,000 children with special educational needs such as autism are attending school outside their council area because of shortfalls in local provision – with the number rising by nearly a fifth in two years, the Observer can reveal.Figures obtained under the Freedom […]
    Chaminda Jayanetti
  • LGBT lesson protests hijacked by religious extremists, MPs say May 24, 2019
    Schools described as ‘under siege’ as actions spread from Birmingham to north-westProtests against LGBT lessons in schools have been hijacked by those with a “religious, extremist agenda” who are holding schools “under siege”, MPs have said, as the number of schools being targeted has grown.Anderton Park primary school, in the Moseley area of Birmingham, has […]
    Nazia Parveen
  • Boy dies after getting trapped under locker at Essex school May 24, 2019
    Tributes paid to boy who was attending swimming club Tributes have been paid to a nine-year-old boy who died at an Essex school after he became trapped under a locker.Leo Latifi had been with family members at an after-school swimming club at Great Baddow high school in Chelmsford. Continue reading...
    Press Association
  • Labour is right: it’s crucial that children are taught about climate breakdown in school | Lola Okolosie May 24, 2019
    Today I am climate striking with my pupils. This policy puts the greatest threat to their future at the heart of their learningIt’s no longer possible to deny or ignore: we are in a climate crisis. The truth of the emergency announces itself regularly in our papers, on our phones, tablets and TVs. A headline […]
    Lola Okolosie
  • How to survive the graduation slump – by recent graduates May 24, 2019
    Today’s graduates face difficult challenges. Here, those who’ve faced the same uncertainty share their tips and experiencesGraduating has always been about more than flinging a cap and picking up a scroll. When I finished my master’s degree in January, it felt like the first time in years that I had to – was able to […]
    Chris Owen
  • It's exam season! Answer these five questions for a better world May 24, 2019
    Can you figure out the answers to this maths quiz with an Upside twist?Here in the UK, tens of thousands of teens sat the most important exam of their young lives this week – Maths GCSE.As a tribute to them, this week’s newsletter comes to you in the form of a maths exam. Continue reading...
    Mark Rice-Oxley
  • I'm proud to back a University of London boycott – the outsourcing has to end | Dion Georgiou May 24, 2019
    This weekend academics should stand in solidarity with cleaners and security staff, and fight precarious employmentI have been organising seminars and events at the University of London’s iconic Senate House venue for over a decade. It’s always been hugely welcoming, largely thanks to the warmth and friendliness of the staff like receptionist Glen Jacques. That’s […]
    Dion Georgiou
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