Education Secretary fails to name any respected educational expert who wants more grammar schools

Justine Greening, the Education Secretary, has failed to name any respected educational expert or institution that supports extending grammar schools as she prepares to launch a consultation into the policy. Ms Greening also refused to rule out introducing quotas for the most disadvantaged children in England to attend to grammar schools, saying the Government would not elaborate on details before publication of a White Paper on the controversial policy. The Education Secretary’s comments come as she outlined at a speech on Thursday how the Government will introduce a new model for grammar…

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Stornoway in Scotland wants to be the UK’s first Spaceport

Scotland could soon become home to the UK’s first spaceport, according to wildly optimistic plans unveiled by councillors from the Western Isles. Yes, that’s the part of Scotland that’s hard to get to and is a million miles from basically everywhere. STV reports that Stornaway Airport could soon become a Spaceport, which could be capable of receiving both horizontal and vertical take-off vehicles. It could be ready by 2018. This follows a call from the UK government for bids to host Britain’s first foray into space launches, with other touted…

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Report: Google wants to get into the health data game with ‘Google Fit’

Everyone wants a piece of the fit tech action these days, and Google, it seems, is not immune to Fit Tech Fever. According to a new report from Forbes, the company plans to introduce its own fitness data aggregation service called Google Fit at this month’s Google I/O conference. According to the report, Google Fit “would mark a direct challenge” to Apple’s recently announced Health app and HealthKit developer framework, which will be included in this fall’s iOS 8 release. As is the case with HealthKit, third-party apps would be…

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