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  • Gender pay gap expert among top professors quitting Brexit Britain March 25, 2019
    Leading academics in climate policy and economics have also had enough of hostility – and funding goes with themWhen the EU referendum result was announced Vera Troeger, professor of quantitative political economy at Warwick University, was at an academic conference in Brussels. She spent the whole day crying. Today she has had enough, and is […]
    Anna Fazackerley
  • Universities’ anti-cheating efforts need an overhaul | Letters March 25, 2019
    The problem posed by essay-writing services, and academic misconduct generally, needs to be addressed at multiple levels, writes David MayallDamian Hinds’ call for PayPal to block transactions with essay-writing firms is to be welcomed (University cheats should be reported by their peers, minister says, 20 March). However, this can be only one element in the […]
  • Schools funding shortfall of £5.4bn 'worse than estimated' March 25, 2019
    Deficit for past three years in England reflects ‘intolerable’ situation, say unionsThere has been a £5.4bn shortfall in school funding in England over the past three years, according to an analysis of official figures by unions which says the deficit is worse than previously estimated.The School Cuts coalition of unions representing teachers and school support […]
    Sally Weale Education correspondent
  • Did you solve it? Turn it up to 11 March 25, 2019
    The solutions to today’s puzzlesEarlier today I set you the following two puzzles:1) Why is every even digit palindrome divisible by 11? (An even digit palindrome is a palindromic number that contains an even number of digits, like 1221, or 678876.) Continue reading...
    Alex Bellos
  • Dr Dre says daughter got into USC 'all on her own' – then fans point out $70m donation March 25, 2019
    Dre deletes Instagram picture after fans remind him of giftMogul donated cash in 2013 to create academy of arts and techDr Dre has never been afraid to rap his own praises. He claimed on 2015’s Medicine Man, for example, that his return to making solo material after a short hiatus was “a sign of the […]
    Sam Wolfson
  • Birmingham school should resume LGBT lessons, says ex-Ofsted chief March 25, 2019
    Parents must understand UK is a society ‘with liberal views’, says Sir Michael WilshawA Birmingham primary school that suspended lessons about LGBT rights following protests by parents should resume them, the former head of the schools watchdog has said.Parents of pupils at Parkfield community school in Saltley have staged weekly protests over the lessons, which […]
    Frances Perraudin and Nazia Parveen
  • What happens after rich kids bribe their way into college? I teach them | Anonymous March 25, 2019
    A professor at an elite US school says an influx of unskilled and entitled students is monopolizing faculty time: ‘They will eat you alive’If you have an experience or story tip on this topic to share with the Guardian, contact you think corruption in elite US college admissions is bad, what happens once those […]
  • 'I'm an Orkney librarian driving to a school when a wave engulfs my van' March 25, 2019
    My job as a librarian in Orkney involves hair-raising commutes as well as running coding clubs and a community serviceGuardian Jobs: see the latest vacancies in local government I’m a librarian in Orkney, which comprises 70 islands off the north coast of Scotland. The library service serves a population of more than 21,000 people, throughout […]
    Sally Walker, as told to Sarah Johnson
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