Magazine article Times Educational Supplement

This Week, Next Week

Magazine article Times Educational Supplement

This Week, Next Week

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5-11 July 2014

Saturday

Wheels on fire

The first stage of the Tour de France, the Grand Départ, began in Yorkshire. The hopes of British rider Mark Cavendish literally crashed when he dislocated his shoulder after colliding with another cyclist.

Sunday

Master strategy

Shadow education secretary Tristram Hunt announced Labour plans to introduce the Singaporean system of "master teachers" to England, to keep top teachers in classrooms rather than losing them to headship.

Monday

In memory

The ninth anniversary of the 7/7 terrorist attacks was commemorated in London. Fifty-two people died when bombs exploded on three tube trains and a bus. A service was held at the 7/7 memorial in Hyde Park.

Tuesday

University challenged

Degrees may no longer be an automatic choice. One in three people think a degree-level apprenticeship would be better for career prospects than a degree, according to a poll commissioned by the Sutton Trust.

Wednesday

Love match

He served, smashed and volleyed his way to a second Wimbledon victory on Sunday. Today, the celebrations for Novak Djokovic continued as he married Jelena Ristic in Montenegro. Congratulations, Novak!

Thursday

Ready for action

A strike by NUT members in England over changes to pay and pensions was expected to affect thousands of schools. Industrial action was also due to be taken by the Unison, Unite, PCS, FBU and GMB unions.

Friday

Human league

It's World Population Day, established to raise awareness of population issues including the prevention of unwanted teenage pregnancies. The global population is estimated to be more than 7.1 billion.

12-18 July 2014

Saturday

Girl meets world

Education campaigner Malala Yousafzai turns 17 today. …

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