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Schools fear business rate rise will be 'breaking point'

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 14:56:25 GMT

A sharp rise in schools' business rates could push budgets beyond breaking point, say head teachers' leaders.



University applications 'depends heavily on where you live'

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 02:46:18 GMT

Teenagers from London were most likely to apply while those in the South West were least likely.



German parents told to destroy Cayla dolls over hacking fears

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 17:00:32 GMT

Researchers say hackers can use an insecure bluetooth device to listen and talk to a child.



Deputy head Jonathan Norbury banned for sex with teens

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 09:40:56 GMT

A deputy head teacher is banned from schools for at least 10 years for having sex with teenage girls.



Lack of sex education a ticking time bomb, councils warn

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 11:41:15 GMT

A lack of sex education in some of England's schools leave pupils at risk of infection, councils say.



Early deaths among care leavers revealed

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 03:06:58 GMT

Young people who have grown up in care are far more likely to die in early adulthood, figures reveal.



Swipe right for new 'mum friends'

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:06:46 GMT

New parents' app adopts the format of dating platforms such as Tinder.



A third of UK lives on inadequate income, says think tank

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:01:03 GMT

Millions of families "just about managing" are on the tipping point of falling into poverty, says a report.



Graduate nursery staff have 'little effect' on children

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 16:13:32 GMT

Research challenges "many assumptions" of current policy campaigners say.



Scottish schools 'lacking' mental health provision

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 00:05:04 GMT

A lack of mental health provision for children is leaving them at serious risk, according to key charities.



Grammars 'unnecessary distraction', say MPs

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 13:54:41 GMT

A committee of MPs say there is no evidence that grammars will help social mobility.



Employers 'unaware' of April apprenticeship plan

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 14:47:38 GMT

A third of employers do not know about the new Apprenticeship Levy, a survey says.



Yale renames Calhoun College amid controversy over slavery

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 01:40:11 GMT

The college will now be named in honour of mathematician and Yale graduate Grace Hopper.



£1m endowment fund for children to take up music

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 06:24:48 GMT

A new £1m endowment fund to encourage children to become musicians is unveiled by the Welsh Government.



Sutton secondary heads ask parents for help to fight budget cuts

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 02:12:21 GMT

School budgets have fallen by up to 10% say secondary heads in London borough.



Cyber security lessons offered to schools in England

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 13:56:00 GMT

Schools will help find teenagers who could plug a skills shortage and be the experts of the future.



Government adviser walks away from child protection plans

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 02:09:16 GMT

A former government adviser attacks plans to allow councils to set aside child protection duties.



Welsh children 'more likely to try e-cigs than tobacco'

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 17:42:19 GMT

Children are nearly twice as likely to try e-cigarettes rather than tobacco, Cardiff University research says.



Welsh taking off in Tokyo

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 13:46:54 GMT

Daito Bunka University is giving its students the opportunity to learn Welsh



Third of children 'not reaching expectations'

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 09:19:01 GMT

More than 800,000 children could be behind in literacy and numeracy by 2020, says charity



'Ban children under 10 heading footballs in Wales'

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 06:08:09 GMT

Under 10s should be banned from heading footballs, former Wales striker Iwan Roberts says.



Almost two-thirds of children worry 'all the time'

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 01:16:59 GMT

Children need to know where they can turn for help, says a mental health charity.



Which is the world's best city for students?

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 10:30:56 GMT

An international ranking puts Montreal as best world city for students, overtaking Paris.



Where do unicorns go to university?

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 10:16:40 GMT

What's the stamping ground for the elusive group of start-up billionaires?



Trying to be a distance learner in Aleppo

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 10:21:47 GMT

A young woman in Syria refuses to let a war and lack of electricity stop her ambition to be a student.



School's out

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 00:05:47 GMT

Teacher Daniel Gray decided it was time to speak out about his sexuality. But how did the school respond?



'Say the big words'

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 10:15:04 GMT

Families describe the moment they shared the news that no-one wants to hear



Custody battle

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 03:23:55 GMT

A mother paid thousands of pounds to a man who said he could win her child custody battle.



Trump's school choice

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 17:49:52 GMT

Betsy DeVos, Trump's pick for education secretary, only just got approved this week. Why is that?



'I don't belong here'

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 00:04:55 GMT

Iranian, Iraqi, Syrian and Pakistani students in the US react to President Donald Trump's executive order banning people from seven countries.



Girl Power

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 14:57:36 GMT

Girl Power needs to start young - with storybooks - to challenge the assumption that boys are smarter, an education expert says.



Future school

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 00:17:36 GMT

How drones, robots and mixed reality are making their way into the curriculum.



Quadruple the fun

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:45:59 GMT

Meet the mum to quadruplets who went viral after sharing a video that 'sums up motherhood'.



Shanghai solution?

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 10:57:30 GMT

When children in Shanghai took part in the Pisa tests of educational attainment, the world was shocked by their maths results. Should the rest of the world be teaching maths the same way?



The secret university

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:33:24 GMT

Iran's Bahai minority is forbidden from studying at university - but they have a way round it, at least until it comes to postgraduate degrees.