105204327 0001 - Liverpool University Chinese cheating email 'racist'
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Liverpool University Chinese cheating email 'racist'

Image copyright Google Image caption Liverpool University later apologised and said the intention “was not to single out any particular group” A university has been accused of racism after it sent an e-mail suggesting Chinese students didn’t know what cheating was. The University of Liverpool sent the note about exam conduct to its international scholars. […]

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Ofsted inspections on 'quality of education' may aid schools in tough areas

Image copyright Getty Images A school in a tough area which has great teachers and a great curriculum could be rated outstanding from September, even if pupils’ results are mediocre, says Ofsted. But the watchdog denies its proposed new inspection framework for England will mean a dumbing-down of standards. It says too many schools game […]

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Birkenhead school's meal threat angers parents

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Devonshire Park Primary said it had been forced to take action as it was owed more than £1,000 Parents have reacted angrily to a letter sent by a school threatening to withhold hot meals from children if dinner money arrears are not paid. Devonshire Park Primary in Merseyside said it […]

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University switches off social media to help student well-being

Image copyright DMU/Redpix.co.uk A university is switching off all its social media channels for a few days as an example to encourage its students to try their own “digital detox”. De Montfort University, in Leicester, wants to highlight how “unrestrained social media use” can be harmful to the mental health of young people. The university […]

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School starts £20k crowdfunding bid to help ease budget cuts

Image copyright Google Image caption Bayton C of E Primary School is seeking £20,000 to supplement its finances A Worcestershire school has started a crowdfunding campaign in a bid to raise £20,000. Bayton C of E Primary School, near Kidderminster, says its main central budget has been “squeezed” and it is “supplementing finances”. It hopes […]

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Rich students save by paying fees up front

Image copyright Getty Images The wealthiest students are going to university in England for the lowest cost, by paying their tuition fees up front, say researchers. About 10% of students are not taking out loans and so avoid interest rates of 6.3% paid by other students, says the Intergenerational Foundation. The think tank says it […]

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University offers 'should be made after results day', say lecturers

Image copyright PA Image caption A record number of 18-year-olds received unconditional offers from universities last year Pupils should be able to apply for university places only after they receive their A-level results, the lecturers’ union has said. A report by the University and College Union said the change could mean the end of unconditional […]

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Overstretched 'sandwich carers' trying to help parents and children

Image copyright Getty Images An exhausted, overstretched generation of carers, are in need of emotional support themselves, say researchers. A report from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) says more than a quarter of such “sandwich carers” are suffering from depression or stress. “Sandwich carers” look after their elderly parents and their children. There are […]

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Ethnic minority academics speak out over unfair pay

Image caption Pragya Agrawal discovered by accident that she was being paid less than white male colleagues on lower grades More than a dozen ethnic minority academics from UK universities have come forward with allegations of unlawfully being paid less than white colleagues with similar or lesser jobs. They have spoken out following BBC revelations […]

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'Worsening' funding problems for schools

Image caption Schools are facing a “marked deterioration” in their finances, an analysis says Almost a third of local authority secondary schools in England are unable to cover their costs, a study suggests. The Education Policy Institute says its research shows the proportion of such schools with budgets in the red has almost quadrupled in […]

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Home education: Court rules against German Christian family

Image copyright ADF International Image caption Dirk and Petra Wunderlich, pictured with their four children and ADF International employees, wish to educate at home German parents whose four children were taken into care because they refused to send them to school did not have their human rights breached, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) […]

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The school using giant book murals to encourage reading

Image copyrightMundelein High School For many students, this week saw the end of the Christmas break and a return to school. However, one school in Illinois, US, has taken a novel and eye-catching approach to motivating its students in the new year. Students of Mundelein High returned to find six floor-to-ceiling book covers lining the […]