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Action urged to teach children to swim

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 01:53:00 GMT

Almost a third of 11-year-olds in England leave primary school unable to swim, a survey suggests.

Children in temporary housing up a third since 2014

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 13:40:42 GMT

Councils say child homelessness has reached unsustainable levels with the numbers rising sharply.

Newcastle University students targeted by cyber-scam

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 12:24:38 GMT

Fraudulent site takes personal details and course payments for fake university.

School exclusions: Record numbers for drugs and alcohol

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:26:23 GMT

New figures reveal schools in England are battling a growing drug and alcohol problem

Post-16 maths to get government cash boost

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:16:34 GMT

Too many teenagers drop maths completely after GCSE and it harms their prospects, a report says.

Students to have value-for-money contracts with universities

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 14:20:26 GMT

Universities Minister Jo Johnson says students should have contracts to protect their rights to teaching hours.

Half of pupils expelled from school 'mentally ill'

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:56:38 GMT

A study suggests if those with undiagnosed problems were included, the rate would be much higher.

University first-class degrees soaring

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 12:05:52 GMT

Universities awarding first-class degrees to over 40% of students.

How I got a first at university

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 15:34:31 GMT

The number of people getting first-class degrees at UK universities is rising. Three students explain their success.

Johnson attacks 'excessive' pay for university heads

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 00:05:14 GMT

Universities Minister Jo Johnson is going to challenge universities over excessive pay for vice-chancellors.

Chelmsford school will cut teaching hours from autumn

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 18:21:25 GMT

Head teacher Joe Wincott says cutting teaching hours is the only way to balance his budget.

Labour: We never pledged to write off tuition fee debts

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 15:13:13 GMT

The opposition says it would reduce the financial burden on graduates but not introduce a debt amnesty.

NI health and education benefit in £131m funding boost

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 16:08:26 GMT

Brokenshire announces £131m of additional funding to "keep Northern Ireland's finances functioning".

EBacc target for 90% of pupils delayed

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 16:34:29 GMT

The 2020 target for pupils in England to study the English Baccalaureate has been abandoned.

Nayland Primary schoolchildren 'helped' by new dog

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 09:26:55 GMT

A new "teacher's pet" is brought in to provide calm for anxious pupils.

Student loan debt: Your questions answered

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 05:16:18 GMT

Find out what owing tens of thousands of pounds means for your credit rating, and when to pay back.

How do you get ready...

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 08:20:45 GMT

for big school? Children get ready for the next step and describe their expectations.

Huddersfield primary school takes part in lockdown training

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 23:37:45 GMT

Reinwood Junior School is one of several in West Yorkshire which carries out lockdown drills.

Decorated World War Two veteran, 97, graduates from high school

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 17:18:01 GMT

The Great Depression and World War Two got in the way of Charles Leuzzi getting his diploma before.

Schools will gain from funding shake-up, says Greening

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 18:54:18 GMT

The education secretary says every school in England will gain from a shake-up of how funding is allocated.

Grandmother, 86, awarded doctorate from University of Bristol

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 09:40:50 GMT

Peggy Styles left school at 15 with no formal qualifications having come to Britain as a WW2 refugee.

'Growing uncertainty' over prospects for young people

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 23:50:49 GMT

Almost half (46%) of adults polled said today's youth would have a worse life than their parents.

Gran designs: Canada's innovations in global aid

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 23:07:06 GMT

Canada's Grand Challenges projects are using research and ingenuity to tackle global problems.

School funding not always linked to results

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 07:13:19 GMT

The OECD's head of education says effective school funding is about much more than supplying enough cash.

Trump's biggest fans? Canadian universities

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 07:20:28 GMT

Canadian universities are seeing a surge in applications from overseas students.

How do you train to be a tennis umpire?

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 23:07:37 GMT

You've heard the shouts for line calls. But how do you get to be an official at a tennis match?

Superstars plan next career with Harvard course

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 23:58:12 GMT

Sports and movies stars sign up for a Harvard course to help them build a business after their fame fades.

Historic violin lent by Oxford University to Syrian refugee

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 13:58:16 GMT

A violin is taken out of an Oxford University museum collection and lent to a young Syrian refugee.

UN warns 'no progress' on 260 million missing school places

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 23:39:07 GMT

Despite international pledges, many of the world's poorest children do not get a chance to go to school.

School's out!

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 02:49:18 GMT

Parents ponder whether to relax and pack away the school books - or get ahead for next term.

Call me Passchendaele

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 09:24:37 GMT

How "battle name babies" and their descendants were called after battles such as "Passchendaele".

F1 tech for babies

Mon, 03 Jul 2017 23:04:53 GMT

F1 tech has influenced sectors from aeronautics to public transport - now healthcare is benefiting.

Secret peacemaker

Sun, 02 Jul 2017 23:52:47 GMT

A German Lutheran peacemaker spent decades hosting secret negotiations and ceasefires during the Troubles.

Student debt

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 17:15:08 GMT

Ben Jones is graduating two years after his sister Florence - but he's in about £15,000 more debt than her.