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Once upon a life: Jeanette Winterson
The Observer
Date: 17th Jun 2010

In 2005, Jeanette Winterson was targeted by a coffee chain that wanted to open a store in her restored Georgian townhouse in Spitalfields, east London. But rather than selling out, the award-winning author decided to play them at their own game – and open a very different kind of shop

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What is an academy?
The Guardian
Date: 3rd Jun 2010

What is an academy?  Academies are state-maintained but independently-run schools in England set up with the help of outside sponsors. They have more freedoms than schools under local authority control. The brainchild of former Labour prime minister Tony Blair, academies were established in 2000 to drive up standards by replacing failing schools in struggling local authorities.

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Education for Happiness
Satish Kumar, Resurgence
Date: 3rd Jun 2010

At the end of last year, I had the privilege of participating in a workshop on education in Bhutan. At some point during our discussions, some university students asked me: “Our country is engaged in designing a system of education for happiness to complement our vision of Gross National Happiness. What advice can you give us?”

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