From Bandhavgarh to Costa Rica: These destinations were a hit with photographers in 2017

Are you a travel and photography fan? If yes, then you must visit the picturesque and exotic locations suggested by India’s largest travel-and-photography company Toehold. As per the company’s latest survey, photographers have identified some of the best destinations for photography-related travel in 2017. Here are the top destinations for photographers in 2017: Bandhavgarh Rich in floral diversity and boasting one of the highest concentrations of the Royal Bengal Tiger, the destination is a must for those looking to capture pictures of the majestic beast in a lush backdrop. Costa…

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Wish you were here — Qantas revamps the Out of Office reply

The most boring email ever sent or received is getting a makeover in a genius marketing move by Qantas. The Flying Kangaroo has teamed up with Instagram to provide email account holders with a simple formula to link their “out of office reply” to photos from their Insta-account. It means when an out of office reply is sent it will come with a message and an array of travel pictures letting the receiver know they are on leave — and probably enjoying a great holiday. Clever … Qantas’s latest innovation…

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New academies laws were passed by Parliament last night: here is what they mean for you and your school

The government has passed legislation that will turn ‘inadequate’ schools into academies The Education and Adoption Bill, which will force all schools deemed to be “failing” to be turned into academies, completed its passage through Parliament last night. It will become law “as soon as possible” once it receives royal assent, the Department for Education has said. But what is a “failing” school, and what could the new law mean for you? If a maintained school is rated “inadequate” by Ofsted, it will become an academy This is the bill’s…

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We’re about to assess teaching in universities – let’s learn from other sectors

There are well-established regimes for rating schools and healthcare providers. Those that work best are stable, detailed and easy to compare How well will metrics do the job of an inspector? Photograph: Alamy We all know now that the government wants to assess the quality of teaching in higher education through a new Teaching Excellence Framework (Tef). What’s less clear is exactly how this will happen. There are genuine concerns, but finding imperfections in the model of the Tef put out for consultation is the easy bit. The hard bit…

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