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Bridging The Gap
Apprenticeship 'U-turn' will help poorest teenagers
Updated government plans for apprenticeship funding in England have been welcomed by critics who feared they would exclude the poor. From April 2017, a new levy on company payrolls will help to double government spending on apprentices, say ministers. Under the scheme, businesses will be able to use vouchers from the levy to pay for apprenticeships. Labour says the revisions are a U-turn by min...
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Are universities secretly sexist?
Universities might have a reputation as bastions of Guardian-reading liberalism. But when it comes to the top academic jobs they stand accused of failing to give women a fair chance. In the UK, only 24% of professors are women, even though half of lecturers are women. There are even fewer female university heads, with women accounting for 18% of vice chancellors or principals. This isn't unique...
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UN says 69 million teachers needed for global school pledge
Almost 69 million teachers need to be recruited around the world by 2030 if international pledges on education are to be kept, warns Unesco. The United Nations agency's estimate is for the number of teachers required to meet the promise of primary and secondary places for all children. The biggest gaps in staffing are in sub-Saharan Africa and southern Asia. The Unesco report says there needs t...
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More young people in UK 'identifying as LGB', ONS finds
The proportion of UK young people who identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual has increased, figures show. Some 3.3% of 16 to 24-year-olds - about 242,000 people - identified as LGB in 2015, up from 2.8% in 2014. The rise was mainly due to more people identifying as bisexual, the Office for National Statistics said, up from 1.3% in 2014 to 1.8% last year. Rights charity Stonewall said that may in ...
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New immigration curbs needed 'to change tide of opinion'
New curbs on foreign workers and students may be needed to "change the tide" of public opinion on immigration, Home Secretary Amber Rudd has said. She told the Conservative conference companies were "getting away" with not training British workers and tougher recruitment tests were needed. Students on "low-quality courses" could also face tougher entry rules. She promised councils £140m to addr...
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CITES species body rejects process for ivory sales
Delegates at the Cites meeting here in Johannesburg have defeated an attempt to set up a process to resume sales of ivory. Under discussion for eight years, the so-called Decision Making Mechanism was supported by a number of southern African states. It was intended to work out a way for legitimate ivory sales to resume at some point in the future. But the Conference of the Parties (COP) heavil...
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Proteins from 'deep time' found in ostrich eggshell
Scientists have found preserved proteins in 3.8-million-year-old ostrich eggshells from Africa. The researchers say these biological building blocks - bound into the eggshell - could provide genetic information up to 50 times older than any DNA. These proteins, the team said, had been protected because they had been "entrapped" in surface minerals. Clues to the past "The key thing here," sai...
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Elon Musk to outline Mars vision
Entrepreneur Elon Musk is about to outline his vision for establishing a human colony on Mars. Mr Musk, who founded private spaceflight company SpaceX, is speaking at a conference in Guadalajara, Mexico. He is expected to talk about the long-term technical solutions needed for the "creation of a permanent base" on the Red Planet. His company is designing a space launch system that could be used...
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Grammar schools expansion 'could dumb them down'
Grammar schools could be dumbed down by expanding them in areas where parents want them, analysis of plans to increase selection in England suggests. An Education Policy Institute study says as grammars expand, they will take more lower ability pupils - diluting their high achieving potential. It also argues the negative impact on nearby schools is greater because more lower ability pupils are l...
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Saracens Rugby Club to open one of 77 new free schools
The latest wave of free schools approved to open in England include one run by Saracens Rugby Club and a school for children with autism. They are among a total of 77 new approved state-funded schools, run by academy trusts, community groups, parents and teachers, say ministers. It is the biggest wave of free schools this parliament and continues progress towards the goal of 500 more by 2020. T...
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