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Should education be as tech-obsessed as the corporate market?

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Chatbots have been applied to a range of situations throughout the world, from customer advice to supporting refugees in Lebanon who have PTSD, but the education sector has been slow to adopt the technology.

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“Bankrupt moral leadership” or a necessity for equality and diversity?

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Oxford and Cambridge are accused of “bankrupt moral leadership” by senior academics for choosing to keep the Default Retirement Age (DRA) despite its abolition in 2011.

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Private Schools facilitate illicit transactions?

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As part of stepping up the enforcement of anti-money laundering legislation the Agency has notified private schools that they should file more Suspicious Activity Reports (“SAR”), flagging suspicions over the payment of fees.

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Is physics sexist?

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Is Physics sexist?

Gender diversity is a systemic problem and needs solutions which address the problems at its root. Otherwise, debates will become cyclical – as we can see from claims that responses to female inequality are discriminating towards men.

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Universities surviving on short-term loans?

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Matt Robb, from EY Parthenon, was recently reported as saying that three or four UK universities are close to insolvency and currently surviving on ‘bridging loans.’ But, the number facing severe financial instability could be much higher.

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The Data Protection Act 1998 – common issues

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There is a pattern to the expert advice sought by schools in the independent sector on data protection law. There are core tricky issues which come up regularly and which, while quickly resolved by a solicitor, cause delay and expense. What are those issues and what are the solutions?

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Results day is over, but what was the examiner thinking?

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Results day is nerve-wracking for everyone involved – students, parents, guardians – even teachers! But it can be even more stressful if you did not receive the mark you were expecting and don’t understand why. To make matters worse, it is likely that your results will also be published by your school or college for the world (or, at least, readers of the local newspaper) to see.

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Whose rights are more fundamental when teaching on same-sex relationships?

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The Department of Education (DfE) wants all independent schools to teach equality of same-sex relationships. That teaching would be consistent with Ofsted’s requirement for schools to understand and respect different lifestyle choices. However, the proposed move from recommending the teaching as good practice to making it compulsory by 2020 has angered some parts of the independent sector.

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