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University strike talks resume after Twitter skirmishes

Image copyright UCU Image caption The strikes continue at 64 universities Talks in the university pension dispute resumed at noon on Tuesday after overnight skirmishes on Twitter. Talks had been suspended until Wednesday after Monday’s meeting at the offices of the conciliation service Acas ended without agreement. Staff at 64 ...

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Houston superintendent to be NYC schools chancellor

Second time’s the charm. Just four days after Miami-Dade schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho humiliated Mayor de Blasio on live national television with a last-minute rejection of de Blasio’s offer to run the city schools, Hizzoner has his replacement. Miami-Dade Superintendent of Schools Alberto Carvalho humiliated Mayor de Blasio ...

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Could you cope with eight different jobs a week?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Some academics have complained of “poverty wages” Could you cope with eight different jobs a week? Alice did it last year trying to make ends meet. It’s not the lifestyle you imagine for a highly educated associate lecturer. Insecure work isn’t something you’d normally ...

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Two more Scottish universities to offer teacher training

Two more Scottish universities are to offer teacher training courses. The move has been announced by Education Secretary John Swinney in a bid to tackle a recruitment crisis in the profession. The Scottish government said it was providing £1.3m to create hundreds more opportunities for people to qualify as teachers. ...

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