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Covid: Protect schools from anti-vax protests - Starmer

25th October 2021
Councils should be able to use exclusion zones to stop the protests outside schools, Labour says.

Wales curriculum: New science GCSE prompts dumbing down fears

24th October 2021
From 2025, physics, chemistry and biology will no longer be offered as separate GCSE subjects.

Chancellor to announce 'skills revolution' funding

23rd October 2021
The government sets out its package for boosting skills and further education in England.

A-level textbook withdrawn over 'shocking' Native American question

23rd October 2021
The exam board AQA apologises and says the textbook should never have been approved.

Budget 2021: Ministers pledge £500m to support young families

23rd October 2021
A network of "family hubs" is to be funded in England to provide support services in one place.

'Years to get children back on track after Covid'

22nd October 2021
How the pandemic has affected child development in one primary school in north-east England.

Sex and relationship lessons ‘help pupils feel safe’

22nd October 2021
Sex education is compulsory in England's secondary schools, while primary schools teach about relationships.

£78bn wage hit from pandemic lost learning - study

21st October 2021
The recovery spending on education in England needs to quadruple to prevent lasting harm, experts say.

Netflix Squid Game schools warning sent to parents

18th October 2021
A council tells parents some schoolchildren are "aggressively" replicating the TV thriller's games.

Further strikes threatened at universities this term

18th October 2021
UK university staff are being balloted on fresh strike action over pay, pensions and conditions.

New GCSE subjects launched as part of Welsh overhaul

14th October 2021
Engineering and manufacturing, along with film and digital media, will be taught from 2025.

Global Teacher Prize: Liverpool man named $1m global award finalist

14th October 2021
David Swanston makes it through to the final shortlist after 8,000 nominations from 121 countries.

Pupil abuse in special school secure rooms filmed on CCTV

14th October 2021
An investigation has been launched into 'organised abuse' in a special school in London.

Scrapping B-Tecs 'hammer blow for social mobility'

13th October 2021
MPs and Peers back a campaign against replacing some of the vocational qualifications with T-levels.

Periods and low confidence put some girls off sport

11th October 2021
The Youth Sports Trust charity wants girls to have a greater say over PE in schools.

Nadhim Zahawi vows to tackle persistent pupil absences 'head on'

9th October 2021
Disadvantaged children miss out most from not being in school, the education secretary will say.

Luxury student complex in Glasgow 'unfinished and filthy'

8th October 2021
Students in Glasgow have complained to the provider about holes in floors, construction dust and flooding.

University of Sussex backs professor in free speech row

8th October 2021
Anonymous protesters called for Professor Kathleen Stock to be fired for her views on gender identity.

Duolingo boss plans to take on TikTok with maths

8th October 2021
Luis von Ahn, chief executive of language-learning app Duolingo, talks about taking on TikTok with a maths app.

State and private schools cash gap doubles - study

8th October 2021
The Institute for Fiscal Studies says fees are over 90% higher than state-school per-pupil spending.

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