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Schools Ditching Head Boy, Hea...

Apr 21, 2018 by

Schools in Britain have begun to ditch positions like head boy and head girl in a bid to fight gender stereotypes. A number of...

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Two-child benefit limit lawful...

Apr 21, 2018 by

Families lose legal challenge to government over limiting some benefits to first two children. Campaigners have lost a High Court...

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Should twins be taught separat...

Apr 19, 2018 by

Should twins automatically be put in different classes at school? New research suggests not. A study from Goldsmiths, University of...

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Narrow vocabulary ‘hits ...

Apr 18, 2018 by

Monosyllabic adolescents may be nothing new, but the latest research suggests a big chunk of them do not know enough words to do well...

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Student loans interest rate to...

Apr 18, 2018 by

Rates charged on student loans will go up from 6.1% to 6.3% from September. Students in England, Wales and Northern Ireland will face...

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Can you really revise while ch...

Apr 18, 2018 by

Can you really revise for exams at the same time as conducting multiple simultaneous conversations on social media? Have teenagers...

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Singapore uncovers ‘high...

Apr 16, 2018 by

A tutor in Singapore admits helping Chinese students cheat in their exams, using Bluetooth devices. A Singaporean tutor has admitted...

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‘I was a teacher for 17 years,...

Apr 15, 2018 by

John Corcoran graduated from university and became a teacher for 17 years – but he had an extraordinary secret. John Corcoran...

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Open University vice-chancello...

Apr 14, 2018 by

Peter Horrocks says the university faces an “unprecedented” challenge as he announces his departure. Open University...

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Firms relabelling low-skilled ...

Apr 12, 2018 by

Fast food giants, coffee shops and retailers are relabelling low-skilled jobs as apprenticeships, a report says. The study by think...

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‘My pupils all know some...

Apr 12, 2018 by

Teachers describe teaching in an area where knife crime is part of life. What’s it like to teach in an area where many young...

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Home education compulsory regi...

Apr 11, 2018 by

Ministers ask for views on whether parents should have to register if they home-school their children. The Department for Education...

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Loneliness more likely to affe...

Apr 10, 2018 by

Older people could be more ‘resilient’ to feelings of loneliness, says research. Young adults are more likely to feel...

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Schools ‘to drop gatheri...

Apr 9, 2018 by

Privacy campaigners say schools in England will no longer have to gather nationality data on pupils. Privacy campaigners say the...

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YouTube ‘broke child pro...

Apr 9, 2018 by

The site is accused of violating child protection laws by a coalition of 23 consumer groups. YouTube has been accused of violating...

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Scottish school exclusions ove...

Apr 6, 2018 by

The Scottish Conservatives said the increase in Scotland demonstrated a problem with classroom discipline. The number of Scottish...

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Did teachers wipe out Theresa ...

Apr 6, 2018 by

Teachers are becoming a powerful political lobby thanks to “big data” and social media campaigns. Teachers are emerging...

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Children’s centre closur...

Apr 5, 2018 by

In remaining centres, services for families are no longer within “pram-pushing distance”, says Sutton Trust. As many as...

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A pair of glasses to see a bet...

Apr 4, 2018 by

Billions of people in poorer countries are being held back by a lack of affordable glasses. The turning point might be that moment...

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Universities ‘more conce...

Apr 3, 2018 by

The National Union of Students says it receives reports of racist incidents from students every day. Universities are more concerned...

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