Third of world’s poorest...

Jan 21, 2020 by

A “crippling learning crisis” faces girls in some of the world’s most deprived countries, says UN. Image caption...

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Sex and religious education to...

Jan 21, 2020 by

Parents lose the right to withdraw pupils from lessons about relationships, sexuality and religion. Some parents, including Sally...

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London council’s special...

Jan 18, 2020 by

The cases of all children with suspected special educational needs in Richmond are going to be reviewed. At least 5,000 children...

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Social media data needed for &...

Jan 17, 2020 by

Understanding usage by children is key to studying potential harms and benefits, psychiatrists say. Leading UK psychiatrists say they...

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Estranged students: ‘The...

Jan 16, 2020 by

Law student Blair Anderson’s relationship with his parents broke down but he struggled to access extra support. Law student...

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Sheffield students paid to tac...

Jan 15, 2020 by

The students will be trained to tackle “subtle but offensive comments” on campus and in student housing. A university is...

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Pre-teen girls ‘tricked ...

Jan 14, 2020 by

Tens of thousands of 11- to 13-year-olds are being tricked into performing sex acts, data suggests. Girls aged between 11 and 13 are...

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Putting pupils in isolation &#...

Jan 9, 2020 by

The use of isolation rooms only makes behaviour more challenging, warns a mental health charity. Putting challenging pupils in...

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Birmingham Islamic school R...

Jan 7, 2020 by

Boys at Redstone Academy enjoy school more because “they are treated favourably”, inspectors say. An Islamic school has...

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Saturday jobs dying as teen em...

Jan 5, 2020 by

More young people were prioritising studies over part-time work, a think tank says. The number of working teenagers has almost halved...

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Warning over ‘fake’...

Jan 3, 2020 by

Apprenticeship funding worth £1.2bn has been spent on low-quality training, says report. The apprenticeship levy was intended to fund...

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Language apps: Can phones repl...

Jan 2, 2020 by

With a boom in Japanese ahead of the Rugby World Cup, can apps offer more spontaneity and freedom? Can apps ever replace classroom...

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Exclusions for racism in prima...

Jan 2, 2020 by

The biggest rise in exclusions for racism is in north-west England, BBC News analysis suggests. “The person was my friend and I...

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Top schools defend rejecting b...

Dec 31, 2019 by

Winchester and Dulwich colleges decline an offer of scholarships for disadvantaged white boys. Two top English private schools have...

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A school looking after its chi...

Dec 30, 2019 by

One primary school in Birmingham reveals how it is trying to balance its books, give pastoral care and teach. The government says...

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Vulnerable children moved mile...

Dec 26, 2019 by

Nearly 12,000 children are placed in care 20 miles or more from friends and family, a report shows. About 30,000 children in care...

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Why so many Japanese children ...

Dec 23, 2019 by

Can free schools solve the problem of “futoko”, Japan’s phenomenon of refusing to attend school? In Japan, more and...

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School pays for private tuitio...

Dec 21, 2019 by

A school in a deprived area “levels the playing field” by paying for private tutors. An east London secondary school with...

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Universities warned of unfair ...

Dec 18, 2019 by

The Office for Students says universities should not use a misleading “sales pitch” to recruit students. Universities in...

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‘Conditional uncondition...

Dec 17, 2019 by

One in four university applicants received a “conditional unconditional” offer this year – but fewer accept them. A...

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