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General election 2017: Voters to go to the polls

Voting in the UK general election is under way at more than 40,000 polling stations across the country. Polls opened at 07:00 BST on Thursday, with counting starting once voting ends at 22:00 BST. A total of 650 Westminster MPs will be elected, with about 46.9 million people registered to …

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Scottish Elections: SNP surges ahead as Labour vote falls

The SNP, Conservatives and Liberal Democrats have enjoyed success but Labour’s vote has fallen in the Holyrood election. Labour has lost eight seats to the SNP and a further two to the Conservatives, whose leader, Ruth Davidson, won Edinburgh Central from the SNP. The SNP has lost two seats to …

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South Africa: Why Taking Art Education Seriously Could Boost Learning

There were three keynote addresses at an education conference I attended recently. Each speaker dealt in some way or another with assessment, presenting statistics that highlighted South African pupils’poor performance – most particularly in maths and science. The emphasis at such occasions on these subjects is always striking. Art education, …

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