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Why do women get more university places? | BBC News

A baby girl born in 2016 will be 75% more likely to go to university than a boy, if current trends continue. This isn’t just a slight difference. Women in the UK are now 35% more likely than men to go to university and the gap is widening every year. A baby girl born […] […]

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Heads warn over pupils’ untreated mental health issues | BBC News

Children’s untreated mental health issues could spiral into psychiatric problems later in life unless more is done in schools, say head teachers. The National Association of Head Teachers says with a fifth of children having a mental health problem before age 11, it is a key concern. A snapshot survey of 1,455 English heads suggests […]

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Apps to Support Diverse Learners in the Classroom | Edutopia

Apps can help diverse learners by gamifying their tasks, coaching them on social cues, prioritizing their time, strengthening their math skills, and sharpening their language abilities, and are a terrific and effective way to encourage continued exploration and engagement over evenings, weekends, or summer break. There are tons of apps to explore, but here are a […]

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How do I increase my child’s intelligence? | BBC iWonder

During the first five years of a child’s life 90% of their brain development takes place. Up to 51% of a child’s development is thought to be defined by environmental factors. Explore this feature on the BBC website: How do I increase my child’s intelligence? | BBC iWonder https://learningrenaissance.wordpress.com/2016/02/10/bbc-iwonder-how-do-i-increase-my-childs-intelligence/

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NEW LOANS AVAILABLE FOR LEARNERS AGED 19 AND OVER

Recent government cuts to adult education has meant that many have found it difficult to get back into education, learn new skills and gain new qualifications to potentially change their career path. However this could now change with the introduction of loans for adult learners.In 2016/2017 the government will be introducing loans for learners aged […]

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University vs. Apprenticeship

More and more people are attending university…but uni isn’t for everyone. So many of us (myself included) reach the age of 16 and don’t know what the next step is. I decided to attend sixth form but it wasn’t until a year later than I definitively decided that university was for me. While some people […]

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Ofsted to carry out Prevent Duty thematic review | FE Week

via Ofsted to carry out Prevent Duty thematic review | FE Week. Prevent – Radicalisation – British Values – E-Safety – Extremism Are these embedded in your college’s safeguarding policies? Prevent Duty and the revised Ofsted CIF has increased emphasis on Safeguarding – you need to be prepared! We offer bespoke in-house CPD training packages, […]

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Education as a commodity rather than a public good

One of the most regressive elements in education presently is the idea that learning is just another commodity. Once this is accepted it can be reduced by a managerial outlook into a series of production elements. There is a regressive element in education which adopts such a view. It can be identified when you see […]

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Developing world-beating maths teachers ‘to take a decade’ | BBC News

It will take a decade to bring maths teaching in England up to world-beating standards, say subject experts. A report from the Advisory Council on Mathematics Education (ACME) suggests teachers responsible for maths in both primary and secondary schools need better qualifications and training. Without more good teachers efforts to improve skills were “built on sand”, […]

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Online schools ‘worse than traditional teachers’ | BBC News

A major report, based on research in 17 US states with online charter schools, has found “significantly weaker academic performance” in maths and reading in these virtual schools compared with the conventional school system. The National Study of Online Charter Schools, the first major study of this growing sector, has taken a wrecking ball to the […]

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