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'My BTec course is being scrapped for T-levels'

19th October 2023
The government wants to streamline post-16 education, but colleges say some students could be left behind.

Strict school is breaching human rights, say parents

19th October 2023
Parents say discipline at a Lincolnshire school is damaging children's mental health and education.

University of Bradford tops list for social mobility for third year

19th October 2023
The league table measures the change in a graduate's socio-economic situation.

School strike date named after pay offer rejected

18th October 2023
Unison said its members will walk out in Glasgow City, Renfrewshire, East Renfrewshire and Inverclyde.

NSPCC campaign to highlight risks of online porn

18th October 2023
The campaign aims to "kick-start conversations" among youths, parents and professionals.

New youth gender services further delayed

18th October 2023
The replacement services for the Tavistock Centre will now not open until next year.

When is the deadline to apply for primary schools?

18th October 2023
The application rules and deadlines for 2024 primary school places vary across the UK.

Concrete-crisis schools to end online lessons

18th October 2023
Five schools in the county still giving online lessons are to return to face-to-face teaching.

Care leavers: Number facing homelessness rises by a third

18th October 2023
Data shows a rise in young people being assessed as homeless, or threatened with homelessness, after leaving care

Lego Braille bricks 'let me play with grandkids'

18th October 2023
Jackie Brown, who was born blind, describes building Lego as "like therapy and a form of escapism".

Digital exams to be introduced within years - AQA

17th October 2023
Moving to digital exams should occur "in an evolutionary, not revolutionary, way", the exam board says.

University of Cambridge student says his success is due to a pupil referral unit

17th October 2023
George Baldock says amazing teachers at a pupil referral unit got him into the University of Cambridge.

Maths pupil stripped of GCSE amid cheating claim

16th October 2023
The student asked about a question he found online while revising - which came up in his exam.

Rallies for Palestine, Israel create tense scene at US universities

16th October 2023
Simultaneous rallies supporting Israel and Palestine caused a tense scene at Columbia University.

Israel and Gaza on campus: Tumult at US colleges as two sides dig in

16th October 2023
Duelling protests at Columbia University show a widening generational divide on Israel and Gaza.

More Scottish school strikes after union rejects pay offer

16th October 2023
Unison say there will be a rolling programme of strikes after members rejected a new pay deal.

Plymouth: SEND parents protest over 'soul-destroying battles' for support

14th October 2023
A mother says she had to fight for two years to get a school place for her autistic daughter.

Suffolk schools show interest in extended half-term pilot

14th October 2023
The Unity Schools Partnership will consult with parents early next year to see if it was a success.

BBC show is a 'lifeline' for Afghan girls, UN says

14th October 2023
Girls barred from the classroom by the Taliban government are using a BBC programme to learn in secret.

The 'gay tax' facing same-sex couples starting a family

13th October 2023
Couples are still paying thousands before they can access NHS fertility treatment, the BBC finds.


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