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Trainee teachers 'being deterred'
A heads' leader says would-be teachers are being put off by a complexity of routes into the profession.

US schools seek Apple iPad refunds
Schools in Los Angeles seek refunds from Apple and others over a $1.3bn (870m) iPad-based education project that has gone awry.

Warning of 'funeral time bomb' in UK
The UK death rate has reached a tipping point with the numbers of deaths expected to rise after 2015, suggests a report.

Children 'put off sport by parents'
Children as young as eight are being put off sport by the behaviour of their parents, a new study has found.

Strike ballot on university job cuts
Staff at the University of Surrey are being balloted on industrial action in a row over job losses.

Seldon to become university head
Sir Anthony Seldon is going to switch from running an independent school to running an independent university.

Students target MPs over fees pledge
The National Union of Students has launched a "payback time" campaign against MPs who broke their 2010 election promise over tuition fees, including leading Liberal Democrats.

Primary places revealed amid squeeze
More than half a million families are discovering which primary schools their children will attend, amid a growing places squeeze in parts of England.

'Teach children about sex abuse'
Primary school-aged children in the UK need more education on how to avoid sexual abuse, according to a leading researcher.

Clegg: It's Salmond, Farage or me
Nick Clegg says no party will win an outright election victory and claims only the Lib Dems can stop a "lurch to the extremes".

Jail for cheating Atlanta teachers
School officials in Atlanta have received prison sentences following convictions for participating in a conspiracy to change test answers.

University of Arts sit-in ends
Students occupying part of University of the Arts, London, have been instructed to end their four week sit-in by the High Court.

'Marking bias boosts girls' maths'
Girls in French secondary schools are benefiting from a marking bias by maths teachers, finds research.

Stanford to open entrepreneur course in London
Silicon Valley's Stanford University to start teaching in London

Emergency plan to help teach Syria's refugees
Emergency plan to help teach Syria's refugees


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