The fast-track training programme is accused of lacking a focus on social justice, but university courses prioritise this too muchI remember my mum completing her social work training when I was in secondary school. We would pore over the books together. I always shared her commitment to working with others to support those who needed it. My mum’s work led m […]
Entrepreneurship education in universities could be deterring young graduates from starting up companiesEntrepreneurship education has been around for more than 50 years, and is vital for the future economy. Yet data shows that 4.7% of recent graduates are self-employed or freelance, with only 0.6% having actually started their own business. This compares wi […]
Children’s commissioner finds glaring inconsistencies in policy between local councilsThe “ungoverned” and potentially illegal use of restraint and seclusion is taking place across Scotland’s schools, according to the country’s children and young people’s commissioner.The commissioner’s report, seen exclusively by the Guardian, reveals thousands of largely u […]
51% of children eligible for free school meals met reading, writing and maths standardsChildren from disadvantaged families in England are slowly closing the gap with their better-off peers in primary school attainment, although children from better-off backgrounds are more likely to get top results, according to new figures.A detailed breakdown of results f […]
Victoria’s education minister says commonwealth rejects compromise and he ‘won’t be bullied’ into signing a ‘dud’ funding dealVictorian schools could lose billions of dollars next year because the state and federal governments cannot come to an agreement on a long-term funding deal.Negotiations between Daniel Andrews’ newly elected government and the commonw […]
A man was caught at New York's JFK airport last weekend trying to smuggle dozens of South American finches into the country, a bird that Guyanese immigrants covet for chirping but officials fear could spread disease, officials said on Thursday.
A beluga whale that was first spotted nearly three months ago in the River Thames is still feeding healthily east of the British capital and facing a lone Christmas hundreds of miles from its normal Arctic habitat.
In the near pitch-dark, you can hear them before you see them - millions of cockroaches scuttling and fluttering across stacks of wooden boards as they devour food scraps by the tonne in a novel form of urban waste disposal.