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Universities warned over potentially misleading claims

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The consumer watchdog says universities need to make sure marketing information is reliable Universities have been warned against making “potentially misleading claims” in their advertising. The Which? consumer group says some universities are claiming high status without any “verifiable” evidence. The Advertising Standards Authority last year told universities they […]

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Imprisoned suffragette letter discovered

Image copyright LSE Library Image caption Annie Kenney (left), holding the placard with Christabel Pankhurst, wrote after becoming the first jailed suffragette A previously unknown letter from the first suffragette to be jailed in the campaign for the vote has been discovered by an Oxford historian. Written the day after Annie Kenney was released from […]

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Periods 'keeping girls out of school'

Some 350,000 girls say they have missed school at some point because of being on their period, research from YouGov suggests. 16-year-old Molly Chadwick, who suffers with endometriosis, told the BBC Victoria Derbyshire Programme “if it is a bad day I just don’t go into school.” Source link

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More fake diploma claims for Spanish university

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The university already faces claims of awarding fraudulent master’s degrees to two Popular Party (PP) politicians. A Spanish university is being investigated for allegedly giving away diplomas to hundreds of Italian nationals. King Juan Carlos University in Madrid reportedly granted law diplomas to around 500 Italians with limited Spanish […]

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Grenfell: Back to the school

It’s now been 15 months since the Grenfell Tower fire – but still – survivors who escaped the blaze on 14th June continue to deal with its aftermath. This time last week, Kensington Aldridge Academy – the school located directly below Grenfell tower – reopened its doors to students, having spent the last academic year […]

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Ministers face defeat over primary tests

Image caption Primary school education has become a hot topic at Holyrood The Scottish government is facing defeat over national assessments for P1 pupils, with opposition parties uniting to demand they be scrapped. The assessments were introduced across Scotland last year, but some teachers and parents have criticised them. Opposition parties say they are not […]

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Ofsted admits adding to 'teach-to-the-test' mentality

Image copyright Department for Education Image caption Ofsted chief inspector Amanda Spielman promises a new focus on the curriculum School inspectors in England have put too much weight on tests and exam results when rating schools, Ofsted boss Amanda Spielman has admitted. This has added pressure for schools to “deliver test scores above all else”. […]

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Widower’s advice on diet

Image copyright Getty Images When a 21-year-old woman asked a weight loss forum for advice on how to deal with her boyfriend making comments about her appearance, one widower’s response moved many to reflect on how we treat our loved ones. The widower replied to the young woman to share how he was full of […]