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Some university chiefs paid 13 times more than staff

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Some university vice-chancellors are being paid as much as 13 times the median pay of their staff, the university regulator has revealed.The Office for Students data also shows 62% of universities in England raised the number of staff paid over £100,000, between 2016-17 and 2017-18.The government says the OfS can require universities to justify high pay.But the University and College Union said its "lightweight" report
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Overhaul England’s ‘narrow’ A-levels, says top scientist

[ad_1] Image copyright Royal Society Image caption A-levels are too narrow and are not teaching pupils the skills they need for the future, says Prof Sir Venki Ramakrishnan England's A-levels are among the narrowest upper secondary systems in the world and need radical change, the president of the Royal Society will say in a speech on Tuesday. Nobel prize winner Prof Sir Venki Ramakrishnan wants an independent review of post-16
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Orthodontist trips for north teenagers ‘affecting exams’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption NHS Highland says there is a shortage of orthodontists across Scotland Teenagers in parts of Caithness and Sutherland are having to make 200 mile-long (322 km) round trips for orthodontic treatment in Inverness.The dental care is not available on the NHS in the areas.Campaigners claim 950 orthodontic appointments each year involved local young people, and the trips had an impact on their exam
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We’re not lazy, we just need more sleep, say pupils

[ad_1] Image caption People weren't awake enough for their GCSEs, remembers sixth former Leah As MPs prepare to debate a petition for schools to start at 10:00, teenagers tell the BBC about their own experiences with early school starts. It takes 100,000 signatures to trigger a Parliamentary debate and this one, saying early school starts make pupils "so tired", has gained 180,000. "I remember how miserable I was from waking
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Easton and Otley College needs ‘swift action’, commissioner says

[ad_1] Image copyright Google Image caption Inspectors found there was "insufficient progress" at the college A rural higher education college, given two consecutive inadequate ratings by inspectors, still has "too much poor teaching", a report said.Easton & Otley College, which has campuses in Norfolk and Suffolk, offers courses in agriculture and engineering.An intervention assessment by the Further Education Commissioner (FEC) said "very swift action" was needed.The college said a full
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Row over plans to build school near RAF Lakenheath

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption RAF Lakenheath is home to the US Air Force's 48th Fighter Wing A dispute over plans to build a school under the flight path of RAF jets in Suffolk is to go the High Court.Suffolk County Council approved plans for a 420-place primary school to meet demand from new housing close to the RAF airbase at Lakenheath.However, parish councillors are challenging the move,
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Student exchanges in no-deal Brexit threat

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Universities are warning that the Erasmus student exchange scheme will have no more funding for UK students in the event of a no-deal Brexit.It would mean that 17,000 UK students would not study abroad as planned next year.The UK government had previously indicated it wanted to continue taking part in the European exchange scheme.But Universities UK says new advice last week suggested no further support
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‘Nightmare’ battle for parents over autistic girl’s education

[ad_1] Image caption Kaitlin plays football with other autistic children, an environment where her parents say she can enjoy herself with no pressure Challenging a council decision on special needs education was described as "a nightmare" by parents of a girl with autism and dyslexia.Chris and Tina Law took Swansea council to tribunal because they wanted Kaitlin to be given more help.While they won, it cost them £20,000 and they
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Warwick university students to protest over rape chat decision

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Students at University of Warwick are to protest against a ban being lifted on two students involved in an online group chat that threatened rape. The men were barred from the campus for 10 years, but this was reduced to 12 months after they appealed. They have since said they will not return. A demonstration over the university's handling of the investigation is due to
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How tuition fees change real-life decisions

[ad_1] Image caption Isabella says that if fees are cut, she will go to university, otherwise she will opt for an apprenticeship Isabella is at a crossroads. The sixth former from Suffolk has to decide between university or an apprenticeship.But her choice is not about what she most wants to do - it is being narrowed by her financial fears and in particular her worry about debt from tuition fees."I'd