Useful education links for April 13th through April 22nd

These are the education links we found interesting between April 13th and April 22nd:

  • Suffolk teachers take time off over stress of Ofsted visits – Telegraph – The statistics have been released by Suffolk County Council following a Freedom of Information request. They revealed that some 86,138 days were lost to sickness during the last three years – equal to a staggering 441 academic years of teaching time. Teaching union NASUWT member Louise Allen, who tea
  • Request Initiative » Labour warns over £3.6bn school repairs backlog – Data published following a series of Freedom of Information requests suggests that local councils are facing a significant repairs backlog because of budget cuts.
  • NatCen | Study | Giving to excellence: Generating Philanthropic Support for UK Higher Education 2011-12 – This is a yearly survey of gift revenue and fundraising costs made to Higher Education institutions and Further Education institutions. For eleven years, it has been measuring philanthropic performance and providing an estimate of the overall impact of philanthropy on the Higher Education sector.
  • Feature: Survey of the UK sector’s finances | Features | Times Higher Education – See ‘related files’ on the right for PDFs of data tables Financial data for UK higher education institutions, 2011-12 (H to R) PDF , SIZE 0.39 MB Financial data for UK higher education institutions, 2011-12 (R to Y)
  • – This guide explains how an application for student finance for full-time undergraduate, part-time and Initial Teacher Training (ITT) students will be assessed and paid. It provides guidance only, and does not cover every circumstance.
  • – Our review of the financial statements of universities shows that the financial position of many universities hasimproved forthe year 2009/10.Overallsurplusesin the sectortotalled £811 million compared to £345 million in the previous year. The improved financial results arise principally from increas

About Paul Bradshaw

Founder of Help Me Investigate. I'm a visiting professor at City University London's School of Journalism, and run an MA in Online Journalism at Birmingham City University. I publish the Online Journalism Blog, and am the co-author of the Online Journalism Handbook and Magazine Editing (3rd edition). I have a particular interest in Freedom of Information and data journalism.
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