2013 May

Useful education links from 17th-24th May

Tweet These are some of the education stories we found interesting between the 26th April and 17th-24th May 2013.  More than 300,000 children missing school every day  (The Telegraph) More than 300,000 school children miss school every day according to … Continue reading

Students and phone sex: “Why not work as a phone sex operator and pay your way through University”

Tweet Reporting from Phone Sex and Students. Rewritten and subbed by Nicole Froio. As the number of students working on sex phone lines increases one says that it is an important way to help pay her tuition fees while at university.  … Continue reading

Half of new free schools will be created in London

Tweet Michael Gove has announced 102 new free schools which are going to open in the England in 2014.  The schools, which are state-funded independent schools, will join the existing 81 free schools which have already opened and aim to create 50,000 … Continue reading

Video: the roles at one CCG explained

Staff at Stockport CCG have published a series of brief videos explaining their roles, which provide a useful introduction to the new system of paying for health services. The videos include the Chief Finance Officer Dan Jones (below), the Chief … Continue reading

Useful education links for April 23rd through May 21st

Tweet These are the education links we found interesting between April 23rd and May 21st: Academy chains decide where children go to school | Education | The Guardian – Academy critics say the underlying issue is that trusts are allowed … Continue reading

Useful Olympic links for May 10th through May 20th

Olympic news roundup for 20:51: Councils count the cost of London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay | This is Somerset – “The investment we made has proven to be worth every penny and we are in no doubt it will leave … Continue reading

Press Association repeats Olympic torch relay costs investigation – 3 months after Help Me Investigate

The Press Association has picked up on the costs of the Olympic torch relay as it reports on the anniversary of the start of the event Dozens of regional newspapers across the UK have published the newswire story on the … Continue reading

Useful education links from 10th-17th May

Tweet These are some of the education stories we found interesting between the 26th April and 10th-17th May 2013. Blow to Olympic legacy as ‘schools are forced to cut sport‘ (The Telegraph) A study by the Smith Institute has found … Continue reading

INFOGRAPHIC: Boys vs Girls absence figures for persistent offenders at special schools

TweetWe’ve analysed data from the Department for Education on the number pupils being absent from school in 2011/12 and have put together this infographic showing how boys who are persistent absentees at special schools miss more time than girls. Read … Continue reading

Absence figures paint a grim picture for boys with problems

TweetBoys in special schools are three times more likely to be excluded and are twice as likely to have unauthorised absence compared to girls say the latest figures from the Department for Education. The latest data on absence in primary, secondary and special schools, … Continue reading