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Two-child benefit limit lawful, court rules

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 15:19:19 GMT

Families lose legal challenge to government over limiting some benefits to first two children.

Poorest families 'going without food or power'

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 07:38:49 GMT

Citizens Advice says hundreds of thousands of UK families cannot afford to put money in their meters.

School denies charging pupils for water in heatwave

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 09:53:51 GMT

Onslow St Audrey's School in Hatfield said no child would ever be refused access to water.

Narrow vocabulary 'hits pupils' grades'

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 23:14:20 GMT

Research suggests four out of 10 pupils in their first year of secondary have limited vocabulary.

'My teacher saved me from suicide'

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 02:10:17 GMT

Now 26, Hati Sparey-South is herself training as a teacher, determined to help today's pupils.

Should twins be taught separately?

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:49:22 GMT

A study suggests not - and says there should be no strict rules about separating twins at school.

Student loans interest rate to rise in line with inflation

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:51:04 GMT

Rates charged on student loans will go up from 6.1% to 6.3% from September.

Governors quit free school where no pupils did GCSEs

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 13:53:21 GMT

An Ofsted inspection last year rated Route 39 Academy inadequate in all areas.

Primary school places - not got what you wanted?

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 12:28:54 GMT

If the school on offer is unsuitable for some reason, there are a number of things you can do.

Manchester 'snack' teenager explains his viral head boy campaign video

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 22:42:12 GMT

Chilombo's comical take on running for head boy has been viewed more than a million times on Twitter.

School children quiz Nasa astronaut

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 09:46:10 GMT

Karen Nyberg, who's been to space twice, answers questions from primary school children.

Jacob says his school locked him away in a cupboard

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 00:17:31 GMT

Jacob recalls how he was repeatedly locked in a storage cupboard at school when he was five years old.

Child amputees get new sport prosthetics fund

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 23:43:10 GMT

A mother's campaign has led to government funding that gives hope to child amputees.

JK Rowling wants happy ending for orphans

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 23:15:32 GMT

The Harry Potter author is running an international campaign to stop children being isolated in poor-quality institutions.

World's poor suffer for lack of glasses

Tue, 03 Apr 2018 23:16:22 GMT

Billions of people in poorer countries are being held back by a lack of affordable glasses.

The world's toughest place to study?

Wed, 28 Mar 2018 09:20:31 GMT

In the ruins of the siege of Eastern Ghouta in Syria there are still students refusing to give up learning.

Linda Brown, centre of Brown v Board civil rights case, dies

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 00:14:15 GMT

Linda Brown was nine when she was denied entry to a white school, becoming the focus of a landmark case.

Teaching boys that 'real men' would stop rape

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 23:11:39 GMT

A project in Kenya is teaching boys how to intervene to stop sexual violence

Distraction tactics

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 23:05:31 GMT

What should parents say to teenagers who seem to be playing on their computers more than revising for exams?

Dad regrets parenthood

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 09:16:51 GMT

One father believes his friends without children tend to be the happiest.

Siblings in care

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 00:06:31 GMT

Thousands of siblings in care have been split up by councils in England and Wales, new figures suggest.

'It's not a shock anymore'

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 08:57:22 GMT

Teachers describe teaching in an area where knife crime is part of life.

Reality Check

Fri, 06 Apr 2018 23:46:02 GMT

Youth services have seen big cuts in their budgets, but it's impossible to make a clear link.

Frozen meals

Fri, 06 Apr 2018 09:41:26 GMT

New research into how children and families will be affected by changes to free school meals has been published

Motherhood taboo

Tue, 03 Apr 2018 08:13:28 GMT

Three women describe what it is like to secretly wish they had never had children.

When the kids hear

Sun, 01 Apr 2018 23:51:30 GMT

It is normal for parents to argue, but the way rows affect children varies greatly.

Lives in their hands

Fri, 30 Mar 2018 23:46:44 GMT

How do the families of generals who sent men into battle commemorate World War One?