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Primary School Pupil Population Expected To Soar

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UK- Britain’s primary school pupil population is expected to dramatically increase over the next few years- by as much as 18% experts predict. A surge in population growth fuelled by a rising birth rate has meant primary schools in the UK will be at their most crowded than ever before.  Some experts suggest that schools [...]

July 29th, 2012 | Posted in School | Read More »

Shropshire School Put Under Special Measures For “Not Enough Good Or Better Teaching”

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UK- Morville Church of England Primary School of Shropshire was put under special measures this week for failing to prevent repeated under-achievement. In a damning report revealed by education watchdog Ofsted – Office for Standards in Education, the school was criticised for having a desperately low standard of teaching in its classrooms.  Findings from the [...]

July 21st, 2012 | Posted in School | Read More »

Jamaican Athletes Choose University of Birmingham for Olympic Training Camp

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Usain Bolt in celebration about 1 or 2 seconds after his 100m victory at Beijing Olympics 2008, breaking the world record. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) UK — Athletes from Jamaica arrived in Birmingham earlier this week ahead of the London 2012 Olympic Games, which will open in the capital on Friday 27 July. The Jamaican track [...]

July 21st, 2012 | Posted in University | Read More »

Lack Of Training For Heathrow Border Staff Ahead Of Olympics

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UK- John Vine,Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration, has reported that untrained staff at Heathrow airport have allowed terror suspects to enter the UK, just weeks before the start of the Olympic Games.  The Border Agency has been accused of allocating untrained staff from other departments to passport control positions in order to minimise lengthy queues. A [...]

July 15th, 2012 | Posted in Training | Read More »

New Game App Will Educate About Alzheimer’s Disease

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PET scan of a human brain with Alzheimer’s disease/image via Wikipedia UK – Through collaboration, UK scientists and a top games designer are seeking to produce a game app that may assist in educating and enlightening the younger generation about Alzheimer’s disease. University of Essex scientists, led by Dr Jody Mason, have partnered with Gareth [...]

July 14th, 2012 | Posted in Sci/Tech | Read More »