Key Quotes - Education

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Last update: Wednesday 21st August
 
Computer games can be a powerful learning tool which inspire young students a report has said.

EducationThe Sentinel – 4th October 2006
 
Computer games can be a powerful learning tool which inspire young students a report has said.

EducationThe Sentinel – 4th October 2006
 
Compulsory RE for older pupils is an abuse of human rights, a Parliamentary joint committee has said. A month after schools minister Lord Adonis said students aged 16 upwards will have the right to withdraw themselves from collective worship, the committee said this right should be extended to RE.

EducationThe Times Educational Supplement – 11th August 2006
 
Children should not start formal schooling until the age of seven according to an influential Labour MP.

EducationThe Sentinel – 2nd August 2006
 
The dire quality of many school leavers threatens to undermine Britain’s future success in manufacturing and science leading business figures have warned. Bosses warned that science and technology firms could abandon British graduates in future and look abroad to economic rivals like India and China for new staff.

EducationThe Sentinel – 14th August 2006
 
More than 8,000 pupils were suspended from schools throughout Staffordshire and Cheshire last year after they were caught behaving badly or breaking rules.

EducationThe Sentinel – 5th July 2006
 
Children with emotional and behavioural problems receive too little help too late according to education watchdog Ofsted.

EducationThe Sentinel – 13th July 2006
 
Fewer teenagers from poor back grounds are going to university according to new figures.

EducationThe Sentinel – 20th July 2006
 
Six out of ten headteachers want police deployed in schools to stop pupils taking drugs and carrying knives. A poll found 50% of all secondary school headteachers have witnessed a pupil carrying a knife into school on at least one occasion in the past year. Half have also experienced problems with pupils drunk or on drugs.

EducationThe Sentinel – 25th July 2006
 
Church leaders have called for the government to do more to stop schools routinely breaking the law by failing to hold daily acts of collective worship. Schools inspectors have found that many secondary schools fail to organize whole school assemblies or substitute them with smaller acts of collective worship which by law should be wholly or mainly broadly Christian by character.

EducationThe Church of England Newspaper – 16th June 2006
 
Boys are no better at maths than girls, and research claiming sexes learn differently is wrong according to an American psychologist.

EducationThe Sentinel – 28th July 2006
 
One in three university students would never have started their degrees if they had been forced to pay top up fees. From the autumn, undergraduates are set to be charged £3000 a year fees.
EducationThe Sentinel – 27th April 2006
 
A survey has revealed widespread cheating among university students, with one in three copying ideas from books or the internet. One in six students admitted to copying from friends.

EducationThe Sentinel – 16th March 2006
 
Creationism and intelligent design can be considered in the classroom, Schools Minister Jacqui Smith has said.
EducationTimes Educational Supplement - 10th March 2006
 
Schools are spending two and a half times as much on exam fees as they are on books, according to new figures.

EducationThe Sentinel – 24th February 2006
 
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