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Education Ministry plans to establish 20,000 kindergartens over five years

Written byZarni AungPublished inEducation The Ministry of Education plans to establish about 20,000 kindergartens during the five years beginning in 2015, says the head of working group appointed by the government to consider early childhood learning. Dr Khin Myo Myint Kyu told Mizzima on August 27 that the project would prioritise 33 townships throughout the country thatRead More »

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Nottingham’s St Edmund Campion school row continues

22 May 2014 The trust insisted the departure of the head and poor Ofsted report were not linked A Nottinghamshire school which went from outstanding to inadequate is facing renewed criticism after its trust met parents. Earlier this year, the head teacher and board of governors of St Edmund Campion Primary School in West Bridgford,Read More »

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Scottish independence: Pension age plan ‘not fair on Scots’

12 May 2014 Old people eating a meal The Scottish government says pensioners would get a fairer deal in an independent Scotland A UK-wide plan to raise the retirement age is unfair to Scots, according to Holyrood’s new pensioners’ rights minister. Shona Robison said lower life expectancy in Scotland “short-changes” pensioners by thousands of pounds.Read More »

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David Cameron ‘bullish’ about UK’s EU renegotiations

11 May 2014 David Cameron: “It’s right to have this renegotiation, to have this referendum” David Cameron has told the BBC he is “upbeat, bullish and optimistic” that he will succeed in renegotiating the UK’s relations with the European Union. He said he would “absolutely” give a cast-iron guarantee that a referendum would be heldRead More »

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US ‘outrage’ as calls grow to help rescue Nigeria schoolgirls

6 May 2014 White House spokesman Jay Carney: “We view what has happened as an outrage” The US says it considers the abduction of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls by Islamist militants “an outrage” and is offering help to try to rescue them. White House spokesman Jay Carney said President Barack Obama was being briefedRead More »

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University researchers to teach pupils in government maths drive

5 May 2014  University fellows with a PhD in maths or physics are being urged to become school teachers in England to inspire youngsters to study the subjects. The experts will be paid salaries of £40,000 under the new government scheme, which will run from September. The Department for Education (DfE) said the initiative wouldRead More »

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Failed free school pupils ‘were taught nothing’

4 May 2014 The Discovery New School in Crawley is the first of the flagship free schools to close Many pupils at the first free school to be shut due to poor standards were “taught nothing”, a head teachers’ leader has said. NAHT general secretary Russell Hobby criticised the Discovery New School, West Sussex, whichRead More »

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Birmingham ‘Trojan Horse’ schools: Ofsted reports ‘need more work’

3 May 2014 A leaked letter sent to local authorities last year made claims about several schools More work is needed on Ofsted reports into schools involved in the so-called Trojan Horse plot before publication, the chief inspector has said. Ofsted originally carried out inspections at 18 schools in Birmingham involved in an alleged plotRead More »

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Twitter tries out ‘mute’ feature for irritating tweets

2 May 2014 The mute feature is being rolled out to some users Twitter is trialling a feature in its mobile apps that allows users to mute accounts that are becoming irritating. Unlike the block function, which is designed to stop communications with an undesirable user completely, muting is intended to be temporary. It willRead More »

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Planning sought to replace ‘ageing’ Isle of Man school

2 May 2014 The Henry Bloom Noble primary school in Douglas would bring together Ballacloan Infants and Fairfield Junior under one headship Planning permission is being sought for a new primary school to replace “ageing” facilities in the centre of the Manx capital, said the government. The £9.8m building is being proposed for the siteRead More »

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