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Calculators 'a plus' for young mathematicians after all

[ad_1] Image copyright Alamy There was a time, not so long ago, when calculators were spawned as the handmaid of the lazy maths student. But according to the latest research, far from hindering young maths pupils, these little magic boxes actually aid them with their arithmetic skills. Academics for the Education Endowment Foundation also found […]

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More pupils take term-time holidays, data shows

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images More pupils in England were taken out of school to go on holiday in the last academic year, government figures show. Around one in six youngsters (16.9%) missed at least a half day of lessons during 2016-17, compared with 14.7% in the previous 12 months. The figures also show that […]

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Essay-writing company's adverts banned

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images An essay-writing company has had its adverts banned after they were deemed to be misleading to students. The Advertising Standards Authority ruled that UK Essays had failed to make it clear that the papers were not meant to be submitted as students’ own work. The online ad also gave a […]

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Exeter university students suspended over racism claims

[ad_1] Image copyright University of Exeter Image caption The university said it was “committed to eradicating” any discrimination and harassment A group of law students have been suspended from the University of Exeter over allegations of racism. It comes after “vile” comments made by a group of law society members on WhatsApp were revealed by […]

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Few dads take time off work to look after children

[ad_1] For the last couple of years, new fathers have been entitled to take more time off work when their baby is born, sharing parental leave with their partner. An Equalities Select Committee report found only 2% to 8% of fathers take up the right, and it recommended increasing paternity pay. Daily Politics reporter Elizabeth […]

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Under-doctored areas to get new medical schools

[ad_1] Image copyright iStock Five new medical schools are to be created in England as part of the government’s expansion of training places. The schools will open in Sunderland, Lancashire, Lincoln, Canterbury and Chelmsford over the next three years. Places at existing schools are also being increased as part of the government’s commitment to increase […]

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Working dads lose out in workplace, say MPs

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images “I came back to a load of photocopying,” says tax specialist Richard Cahill of his return to work at a major international company after the birth of his second child. “Basically they wanted to make the point that they weren’t happy with me,” he says of his former employers. He […]