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Rich students save by paying f...

Jan 14, 2019 by

The wealthiest students are going to university in England for the lowest cost, by paying their tuition fees up front, say...

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Universal credit: Single mums ...

Jan 13, 2019 by

Four working single mothers have won a High Court challenge over the government’s universal credit scheme. They argued a...

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Home education: Court rules ag...

Jan 10, 2019 by

German parents whose four children were taken into care because they refused to send them to school did not have their human rights...

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When Stalin rounded up Moscow&...

Jan 9, 2019 by

In 1953 the Soviet dictator, Joseph Stalin, arrested the best doctors in Moscow and accused them of plotting to kill senior Communist...

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Making better use of ‘su...

Jan 9, 2019 by

Migration remains one of the most potent international political dividing lines – with arguments about controlling borders and...

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University a ‘false prom...

Jan 7, 2019 by

Up to a quarter of students in England are doing degrees that will not give them sufficient earnings to justify the cost of their...

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Families waiting too long for ...

Jan 7, 2019 by

Thousands of children in England with special educational needs are waiting too long for an education, health and care plan (EHC),...

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The firm whose staff are all a...

Jan 5, 2019 by

Peter, Evan and Brian work at a small technology firm based by the beach in Santa Monica, testing software and fixing bugs. On first...

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Brexit: Universities warn no d...

Jan 3, 2019 by

University heads are warning a no-deal Brexit is “one of the biggest threats” the institutions have ever faced. Higher...

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One in 10 Wales secondary scho...

Jan 3, 2019 by

Individual school policies on bullying should be replaced by a national strategy, a leading expert has said. Bangor...

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Children ‘exceed recomme...

Jan 2, 2019 by

Children in the UK exceed the maximum recommended sugar intake for an 18-year-old by the time they are 10, according to experts. This...

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NI education: New online admis...

Jan 2, 2019 by

The Education Authority (EA) says it received more about 6,000 applications on its new online school admissions process in its...

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Elderly ‘under siegeR...

Dec 31, 2018 by

Elderly people are “under siege” from sophisticated and persistent scammers, a charity claims. These include mail order,...

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University of Northampton: Rep...

Dec 30, 2018 by

Reported crime levels at a university reached a six-year high before it began paying for police to patrol its new campus, the BBC has...

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New Year Honours 2019: Ex gang...

Dec 29, 2018 by

A former London gang member who runs boxing classes to draw young people away from crime, has been recognised in the New Year Honours...

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Tuition fees heading down in 2...

Dec 28, 2018 by

If the education secretary and universities minister are looking across the snowy pages of next year’s diary, there will be one...

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Gwynedd head teachers ‘g...

Dec 25, 2018 by

Some head teachers in north Wales have just half a day a week to run their schools after spending most of their time in class,...

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Get in debt or turn down job? ...

Dec 23, 2018 by

The Universal Credit system leaves too many UK claimants with children facing a stark choice between turning down jobs or getting...

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US boy meets scientist Martyn ...

Dec 21, 2018 by

An eight-year-old boy from California took a 12-hour detour to meet his science hero. Ajay Sawant met YouTube star Sir Martyn...

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Warning against ‘volcano...

Dec 20, 2018 by

Thrill-seeking tourists are putting themselves in danger and hampering emergency services by heading towards volcanoes when they...

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