These are the education links we found interesting between November 4th and January 2nd:
- £3.2 MILLION library fines bill for forgetful Midland students – Birmingham Mail –
- Times Higher Education – Public-backed funding to private college students shoots up to £100m – The figures were published in a Department for Business, Innovation and Skills consultation, which began on 28 November, on applying student number caps to private providers with designated courses from 2013-14.
- Times Higher Education – The lecturers who don’t teach (but still count) – That was because the majority of staff included in the ratio were "teaching-and-research academics" who are classed as spending all their time on teaching but actually devote as little as one day a week to it. It means that the average student-to-staff ratio – estimated at 17 students per lecturer for UK universities, based on data from the Higher Education Statistics Agency – is likely to be inaccurate, said Mr Court.
- Regulating the teaching profession – Schools –
- BBC News – State school teachers employed by tax-avoiding firm – ISS Ltd, based in the Channel Islands, employs more than 24,000 temporary agency workers across the UK, most of them working as supply teachers.