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The Yorkshire Post says: A good read... The joy that books can bring

THE pleasures of sitting down and losing oneself in a good book are timeless, as potent today for readers on the commute to work or children in the school holidays as they were for those who devoured Dickens by candlelight in the 19th century.

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New schools could provide nearly 1,000 Leeds pupil places

New plans reveal that a primary and secondary school expansion could to cater for nearly 1,000 youngsters in a “direct response to the demand” for more pupil places in Leeds.
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Justine Greening was born in Rotherham.  The Conservative MP has held three Cabinet posts and is now a leading social mobility campaigner.

Justine Greening: It’s in the interests of Yorkshire business to fight for social mobility

I’M proud to say that I grew up in Rotherham. It’s the town that built me, and it’s a town that has always had industry at its heart. That very industry, steel making, was crucial to my family’s livelihood too – both my father and grandfather worked in the steel industry, and I grew up with it all around me.

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Civic Hall.

Leeds charter to create careers education 'entitlement'

A new charter aiming to promote “a sense of entitlement and expectation” among young people about services educating them on career opportunities is to be adopted by Leeds City Council.

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Hull College in Queens Gardens - with the statue of William Wilberforce - where job cuts are likely.

Union accuses Hull College Group of "bizarre" underhand tactics after it permits ice cream van to sell discounted treats during protest

An education union has accused a Yorkshire college group of "bizarre" underhand tactics when it permitted an ice cream van to sell discounted treats on campus during a protest over staff cuts.
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More than 1,100 Leeds children miss out on first choice of primary school

A TOTAL Of 1,134 children did not get into their first choice of primary school in Leeds, with 279 missing out on any of their chosen schools.

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Coun Lisa Mulherin, Leeds City Council's executive member for children and families

Majority of children offered places at preferred primary schools across Yorkshire

EARLY indications in Yorkshire show the majority of children have been offered one of their top five preferred schools – as parents today discover if their applications for primary school places have been successful.

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Hipperholme Grammar School headteacher Jackie Griffiths.

YP Letters: Beware the creeping rise in class sizes

From: Jackie Griffiths, Headteacher, Hipperholme Grammar School, Halifax.

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BIRTH RIGHT: There are countless stereotypes about birth order, but 'few are backed up by evidence.

Why it is time to debunk the stereotype of an only child

Only children are spoilt and not good at sharing, while middle children invariably have a chip on their shoulder. Nonsense, says psychologist Lucy Maddox.

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Tony Blair's flagship programme of Sure Start children's centres has been 'hollowed out' by cuts, a report by The Sutton Trust has found. PIC: PA

Jayne Dowle: No hushing up the loss of vital Sure Start centres

JUST when things couldn’t get any worse for children, along comes another damning report, this time highlighting the scale of Sure Start centre closures.

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Funding to boost social mobility through education in Bradford

Bradford’s school’s chief is urging schools and colleges to apply for a share of a multi-million pound funding pot which will “help pupils to develop skills and qualities which will help them in later life”.

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What more can - and should - be done to improve lessons in computer programming?

David Richards: Inspiring a new generation of computer coders

IF you want to teach a young girl to play Clair de Lune, must she first learn how to build a piano?

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Village schools in North Yorkshire are under threat

David Behrens: Our children may be digital natives but they still need schools

Less than 20 years have passed since I turned on the nine o’clock news and saw footage of a toddler in the US whose motor skills had developed to the point where he could use the mouse of his parents’ computer.

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Wakefield City Academy

No crimes committed in academy chain say detectives

A police investigation into a chain of academy schools has found that no crimes were committed.

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Do pupils have access to sufficient books?

YP Letters: Brought to book quite literally

From: Brian H Sheridan, Lodge Moor, Sheffield.

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To what extent should children revise for exams?

Jayne Dowle: Hard work pays off – the life lesson of seven hours a day revising for exams

THIS will not make me popular with parents. And it certainly won’t gain much favour with my son who is about to take his GCSEs. In principle, I agree with former Harrow School headteacher Barnaby Lenon. He’s the one who says that youngsters should revise for seven hours a day over the Easter holidays, or aim for 100 hours in total.

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TV presenter Adam Henson.

The Yorkshire Post says: Down on the farm. Rural skills in the TV spotlight

NOT ONLY will next week’s Springtime on the Farm series on Channel 5 be compulsive viewing for countryside devotees, and all those who liked acclaimed programmes from All Creatures Great and Small to The Yorkshire Vet, but it should be mandatory for Environment Secretary Michael Gove and every Minister who holds a 
skills brief.

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YP Letters: Lessons to be learned over costly academies

From: Roger Backhouse, Orchard Road, Upper Poppleton, York.

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Burnt Yates School is fighting for its future.

The Yorkshire Post says: Rural lessons. Priceless value of village schools

DESPITE rural schools being the heartbeat of the communities that they serve, they’re facing an unequal struggle when it comes to funding.

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Jeremy Corbyn is under fire for his response to Labour's anti-Semitism scandal.

Andrew Vine: Jeremy Corbyn owes it to Labour to stamp out anti-Semitism in his party. More importantly, he owes it to his country too.

YOU don’t need to look far to be confronted by the obscenity that is anti-Semitism.

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