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  • Sport England launches ¬£13.5m drive to boost secondary school PE September 23, 2018
    Scheme will train 17,000 teachers as part of effort to improve sports lessonsSport England is launching a ¬£13.5m scheme to train 17,000 teachers in delivering PE and sport in school, after research found that almost 20% of secondary students hated PE lessons. With more than a quarter of the nation‚Äôs adults ‚Äúinactive‚ÄĚ, according to the […]
    Anna Kessel
  • Town v gown: is the student boom wrecking communities? September 23, 2018
    In towns across the country, many locals fear the relentless expansion of universities threatens the fabric of their neighbourhoodsFor some, they represent the very best of British, hubs of learning and commerce attracting the brightest and the best from around the world who bring huge wealth to spend. They can even breathe hope into rundown […]
    Brian Oliver
  • Farewell, Christo. You offered a lovely summer gift | Vanessa Thorpe September 23, 2018
    Many children will have enjoyed his Hyde Park work. Now take the arts into schoolsLike summer heat, it was here and now it‚Äôs gone. The colourful, inexplicable Christo installation floating on London‚Äôs Serpentine will begin to be dismantled today; all done, suddenly, with its strange business of delighting and baffling visitors to Hyde Park.Last week, […]
    Vanessa Thorpe
  • Want to know your rights but only have 60 seconds? September 21, 2018
    London barrister hopes to educate people about the law with bitesize Youtube videosChristian Weaver likes to keep it concise. His video series ‚ÄėTheLawin60Seconds‚Äô is pioneering legal advice for an age of supposedly limited attention spans.The 24-year-old lawyer has begun teaching people about their rights in online talks to camera that aim to simplify the complexity […]
    Owen Bowcott Legal affairs correspondent
  • Why is Labour so timid on education? They make the Lib Dems look radical | Holly Rigby September 21, 2018
    As a party member I want to see Angela Rayner bringing forward election-winning ideas, not more of the sameI‚Äôve been a teacher for the past five years at an inner London academy, and I‚Äôve seen the injustices that education professionals, students and their parents face first-hand. State schools are chronically underfunded, while elite private school […]
    Holly Rigby
  • Scientists reveal secrets of oldest known animal fossil ‚Äď video September 21, 2018
    Associate Professor Jochen Brocks from the Australian National University shares a discovery which found a fossilised lifeform that existed 558m years ago. The Dickinsonia fossil has been identified as the oldest known animal, according to Brock's new research Continue reading...
  • Who gets on to the civil service fast stream? September 21, 2018
    As the 2018 civil service graduate scheme opens, we ask what kind of people are likely to be successfulThe 2018 civil service fast stream programme is now open, and if previous years are anything to go by, thousands of eager graduates will be considering whether to apply for one of the 15 schemes available.The fast […]
    Jane Dudman
  • Learn another European language ‚Äď and give two fingers to Brexit Britain | Gaby Hinsliff September 21, 2018
    If the great rupture is really coming, perhaps we can take back control by refusing to be culturally isolatedFor someone who occasionally seems unsure whether their wife is Japanese or Chinese, Jeremy Hunt seems to speak pretty good Japanese.Unless bits of it were Chinese, obviously. Given the way things have gone lately for Theresa May‚Äôs […]
    Gaby Hinsliff
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