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University strike: Pension plan could be reversed, say bosses

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 18:02:46 GMT

Employers' group says it is open to new ideas as a strike at 57 universities continues for a second day.

'Fat cat' academy bosses face challenge over pay

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 01:35:39 GMT

The bosses of large academy chains of schools are going to be challenged if their pay is over £150,000.

University pension boss's £82,000 pay rise

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 15:14:15 GMT

The university pension scheme, with a £6bn deficit, has two staff earning over £1m.

University lecturers begin strike in pension dispute

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 15:48:01 GMT

Lecturers at 64 universities walk out over changes they say could halve their retirement income.

Emotions run high on university pickets

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 13:34:28 GMT

Tears and anger on the picket lines as staff begin a strike at 64 universities across England.

'Little student support' for varying tuition fees

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 02:09:32 GMT

Research suggests little support among students for different fees for different courses.

Principal's harassment ordeal by pupil's parent

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 13:23:08 GMT

A head teacher speaks out after pupils' father is sentenced for a 14-month campaign of harassment.

MPs investigate impact of social media and screens on youth

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 01:18:58 GMT

MPs launch an inquiry into the impact of social media and screen-use on young people's health.

Great Yarmouth Charter Academy bans 'McDonald's' hairstyle

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 17:15:25 GMT

Boys with six styles deemed "extreme" will be put into isolation or sent home, the academy warns.

Theresa May's university review will not scrap fees

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 19:45:28 GMT

The prime minister says university costs are too high, but students must pay back for degrees.

University strikes: What do students think?

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 22:07:07 GMT

As university staff start a 14-day strike across 64 universities, we ask four students how they feel.

'University fees need to come down,' says Lord Adonis

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 09:27:05 GMT

Lord Adonis, the architect of tuition fees, says the government now needs to cut them for all courses.

Is loneliness affecting your health?

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 17:33:06 GMT

BBC Radio 4 wants you to take part in an experiment on the extent and effects of loneliness

Dealing with debt: The mini-bankers learning how to save

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 00:46:09 GMT

Schoolchildren from Kirton Primary in Boston run their own bank with its own currency to learn about saving money.

Transgender child: 'I think I'm a girl in a boy's body'

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 11:21:01 GMT

Kiera Puddefoot, 13, who is transgender, was previously known as Lucas.

'Counting every school shooting'

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 01:43:45 GMT

Counting and remembering ever school shooting to stop US becoming 'desensitised'.

'Guns and survivalists but no school until 17'

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 10:11:08 GMT

Tara's fundamentalist family in rural Idaho would not let her go to school, but she got a PhD from Cambridge.

Bill Gates announces UK teacher in global top 10

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 14:57:41 GMT

A London teacher, nominated for a global teaching prize, warns of deprivation for her pupils.

The mysterious moments before sleep

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 13:15:26 GMT

Researchers investigate the creative and confusing moments between waking and sleeping.

'I was 12 when I married a 35-year-old'

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 00:21:47 GMT

A campaign in several African countries wants to stop child brides and keep girls in education.

England and US pull schools from tolerance test

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 10:05:28 GMT

The OECD's new school test in respecting other cultures is being ducked by some leading countries.

UK university could get EU funds post-Brexit

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 01:38:48 GMT

A partnership between Imperial College London and a major French agency will keep access to European research funding.

Which haircuts have been banned from schools?

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 20:50:32 GMT

The "McDonalds" haircut was banned in a Norfolk school - but it's not the first cut to cause controversy.

'Crash and burn'

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 00:56:01 GMT

Students are suffering from stress and anxiety owing to the pressures of housing costs, a survey has suggested.

University strike

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 23:20:14 GMT

As university lecturers at 64 universities strike over pensions, we look at the issues.

Reality Check

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 13:27:15 GMT

Would cutting university tuition fees without changing anything else make the system less progressive?

University challenge

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 02:45:38 GMT

The inner-city parents who took a trip to Cambridge in a bid to tackle university inequality.

Saying 'no' and date-rape

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 01:39:20 GMT

Former teenage mothers says revised sex education must cover issues such as saying 'no' and date-rape drugs.

Kids online

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 00:16:57 GMT

Do children spend too much time online and does social media use make them anxious and unhappy?

No pets on board

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 10:02:37 GMT

Airlines are stopping hedgehogs and turkeys being brought on board, after 76,000 requests for 'emotional support pets'.

Counting calories

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 02:34:20 GMT

A campaign to tackle childhood obesity draws criticism from those living with eating disorders.

Hate mail and firebombs

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 02:38:21 GMT

Rarely seen documents reveal how a prominent suffragette was "trolled" over 100 years ago

Help for hoarders

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 07:40:55 GMT

How a decluttering buddy scheme in Croydon helped one woman face up to her tendencies to stockpile.

School league tables

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 16:48:33 GMT

Secondary school tables just published show one in eight in England is below government standards.