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BBC News: Education

Labour conference: No new free schools or academies, Angela Rayner pledges

Schools will not lose their current status but would have to follow "national rules", the party says.

Dentists call for pudding and sweet soft drinks ban in schools

Dentists are asking the Scottish government for a "bolder approach" on healthy food choices in schools.

Imprisoned suffragette letter discovered

A previously unknown letter gives a first-hand account from the first suffragette to be jailed.

Universities warned over potentially misleading claims

A consumer group has challenged universities over the claims they make to attract students.

'£1bn in unpalatable county council cuts' ahead in England

Councils bosses warn some authorities may have to be stripped back to the minimum to save money.

Three in four London students 'from ethnic minorities by 2030'

Students from London will become a 'hyper-diverse' population in the next decade.

More fake diploma claims for Spanish university

A Madrid university allegedly granted fake law diplomas to hundreds of Italian nationals.

'Sexist, unsafe' world experienced by young girls

A Girlguiding UK survey of girls and young women reveals many do not feel safe outside their homes.

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Department for Education

Detailed guide: School census: guide to submitting data

How local authorities, schools and academies should submit school census data to us.

Guidance: School census 2018 to 2019: notepad entries for COLLECT queries

A list of COLLECT queries and explanatory notes to help schools, academies and local authorities complete the school census.

Detailed guide: School nurseries capital fund

Information for schools about the school nurseries capital fund (SNCF).

Form: School nurseries capital fund: application form

Form and guidance for applicants for the school nurseries capital fund (SNCF).

Detailed guide: Special educational needs survey: guide to submitting data

How local authorities should report data for the annual special educational needs survey, commonly known as SEN2.

Guidance: Special educational needs survey 2020

Guidance for local authorities completing returns for the 2020 special educational needs survey, commonly known as SEN2.

Transparency data: Teachers' pension scheme payments: 2018 to 2019

Teachers' pension scheme payments made on behalf of the Department for Education (DfE) in the 2018 to 2019 financial year.

Transparency data: DfE and executive agency ePCS spend over £500: 2018 to 2019

Spending by electronic purchasing card solution (ePCS) over £500 in the 2018 to 2019 financial year.

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Education Guardian

Did you solve it? The language of the lake puzzle

The solution to the fishermen’s tale

In my puzzle column this morning I set you the following puzzle from the North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad:

The Uros people live on artificial islands made from reeds on Lake Titicaca in South America. They speak Aymara. (This is all true)

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A 124-year-old statue reviled by Native Americans – and how it came down

San Francisco’s ‘Early Days’ statue was seen by many as a symbol of colonial oppression. What does its removal say about history and public art?

In the middle of the night and with dozens of Native Americans watching, San Francisco city workers tied safety ropes around a 124-year-old bronze statue and pulled. Carefully, they dislodged the piece f...

Can you solve it? The language of the lake puzzle

A challenge for cunning linguists

UPDATE: Solution is now posted here

Hi guzzlers,

Today’s puzzle concerns the South American language Aymara. It’s testing you on the sort of linguistics skills that might help you get you a job at Google, according today’s article in which a Google exec says that an understanding of language is the key to the next ...

When worlds collide: does 'reverse mentoring' work?

Can young workers teach their elders anything about careers, politics and getting the most out of life – and vice versa? Two Guardian journalists give it a try

Coco Khan, 30, has worked for the Guardian since 2016, as a writer and columnist

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Graduates of Imperial College beat Oxbridge on earnings

Average Imperial graduate earns £37,931 in first year, £5,000 more than Oxbridge

Graduates from Imperial College London pick up the highest salaries in the first year after graduation, earning around a fifth more than students leaving Oxford and Cambridge, according to research by the job website Adzuna.

The average Imperial graduate earns £37,931...

Labour vows to rein in academies and scrap free schools

Shadow education secretary Angela Rayner to reveal plan to axe free schools in proposed education reforms

Labour would scrap free schools and bring academies under greater local democratic control as part of a plan to unwind Conservative education reforms that it says have created a legacy of “fragmentation and privatisation”.

The new policy will ...

Sport England launches £13.5m drive to boost secondary school PE

Scheme will train 17,000 teachers as part of effort to improve sports lessons

Sport England is launching a £13.5m scheme to train 17,000 teachers in delivering PE and sport in school, after research found that almost 20% of secondary students hated PE lessons.

With more than a quarter of the nation’s adults “inactive”, according to the Active Liv...

Town v gown: is the student boom wrecking communities?

In towns across the country, many locals fear the relentless expansion of universities threatens the fabric of their neighbourhoods

For some, they represent the very best of British, hubs of learning and commerce attracting the brightest and the best from around the world who bring huge wealth to spend. They can even breathe hope into rundown tow...

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