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December 22, 2000

Scots exam appeal deadline
Scotland education minister Jack McConnell has set January 10 as the deadline for submitting final appeals in the wake of the Scottish Qualifications Authority’s examinations fiasco. 

Boys are born inferior
Boys are born biologically disadvantaged and continue to be so throughout life, a child expert said today. Sebastian Kraemer, a consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist, writes in the British Medical Journal that girls are better than boys at most academic subjects.

Dickensian poverty persists in London
Poverty pervades the same parts of inner London today as it did in Dickens’s time, a new study shows today. Despite overall improvements, patterns of inequality in the centre of the capital remain much the same as they were when Charles Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol .

OU scoops teacher training prize
The Open University has been allocated 500 of 775 new training places aimed at tackling the shortage of secondary school teachers in key subjects. Students will be able to do flexible postgraduate courses leading to qualified teacher status.

Luton wins £1m Euro funding
Luton University's e-business team has won European funding of more than £1 million for three projects: an online training system of internet marketing for small and medium businesses, vocational training in information and communication technologies and a European masters in e-business.

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