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18 HOURS AGO - The Guardian

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Social mobility has stalled, but Labour wants equal opportunities for all

There should be room at the top for everyone with talent regardless of background. We want to find out whats gone wrong and whylll never forget going for an interview at the BBC and being told I wasnt from an under-represented demographic. When I asked how many Bradford-born, free-school-meal kids they had on air, the executive looked rather embarrassed. As ...

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22 HOURS AGO - Yahoo! News

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Hungary government to unveil 2015 draft budget on Monday: PM

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungary's government will submit its 2015 draft budget to parliament on Monday, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said. The indebted central European country has pledged to keep its budget deficit below 3 percent of economic output to avert a European Union fiscal monitoring procedure and the threat of losing access to billions of euros worth of development funds. ...

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OCT 18, 2014 - The Guardian

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Tory policies on higher education are hugely progressive

Higher education is better funded than it has ever been and repaying student loans is affordable and costs less than the commercial rateLast weeks essay about universities (Have Englands universities been privatised by stealth?, New Review 12 October) was an exercise in nostalgia: the big photograph from the 1970s was the clue. The truth is that we now have more ...

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OCT 18, 2014 - The Week

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Study finds quality of words used with children is more important than quantity when it comes to developing language skills

Researchers presented a new study at a White House conference on "bridging the word gap" Thursday, and their findings challenged the decades-long belief that when it comes to teaching children language skills, the key is more words."It's not just about shoving words in," Kathryn Hirsh-Pasek, a professor of psychology at Temple University and the study's lead author, told The New ...

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OCT 18, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Militants Attack Nigerian Villages Despite Reported Boko Haram Cease-Fire

By Lanre Ola MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Suspected Boko Haram militants have killed several people in two attacks on Nigerian villages that occurred after the government announced a ceasefire to enable 200 abducted girls to be freed, security sources and witnesses said on Saturday. However, the government cast doubt on whether the attacks really were Boko Haram or ...

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