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Degrees courses to be rated gold, silver and bronze

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 01:16
Universities are to be given "no place to hide" under a new pilot scheme, say ministers.
Categories: Education News

'We fear benefit changes could lose our disabled sister her home'

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 01:15
Pensioners and disabled people fear losing homes ahead of housing costs support changes, it is claimed.
Categories: Education News

Damian Hinds to cut workload to tackle teacher shortage

Sat, 03/10/2018 - 12:18
Education secretary promises to make teaching more attractive - but faces challenges over funding.
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Northamptonshire 'racist' teacher banned from profession

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 15:15
Philip Pedley, used 'negative racial' language at a private school, a misconduct panel hears.
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Mum joins daughter at Warwickshire retirement village

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 14:09
It’s not often a mother follows in her daughter's footsteps, but for Maureen that’s exactly happened.
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UK parents help less with homework

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 02:49
An international survey says UK parents value teachers, but put in fewer hours supporting lessons at home.
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Young people and loneliness: 'What happens when we fail?'

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 02:34
The pressure to be successful can increase a sense of loneliness among young people, research finds.
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University exams could be hit by new strike action

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 16:48
Talks between employers and the union in the pensions dispute broke up without resolution on Thursday.
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Scottish university dropout rate lowest for 19 years

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 14:03
Scottish universities retain more students than the UK average for the first time in a generation.
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Arrests over racist Nottingham Trent University halls chants

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 13:16
Two men are held after a video emerged with racist slurs apparently including "we hate the blacks".
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Empty-nesters 'resent boomerang kids'

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 02:13
Parents whose adult children move back home suffer a decline in quality of life, research suggests.
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Class sizes up in 'two-thirds of secondary schools'

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 02:11
Two-thirds of secondary schools in England have increased the size of their classes in the past two years, an analysis of official figures suggests.
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Pregnant modern slaves face 'shocking' danger

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 02:09
A quarter of women escaping traffickers in the UK are pregnant but they can end up sleeping rough.
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Oxford U-turn in university pension cut dispute

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 17:30
Oxford joins universities, including Cambridge, in calling for a rethink over staff pension cuts.
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Meet the award-winning bus mechanic mum

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 12:04
Pamela Chapman was a single mother with poor qualifications, now she's an award-winning bus mechanic.
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'No exams but I got the job'

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 01:18
How do you get jobs without a single qualification with experience in industries that no longer exist?
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Lessons by boat, taxi and truck

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 00:22
'If children can't come to school, then the school should come to them." Lessons delivered by taxi, truck and boat.
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School uniform: Headteacher on what boys and girls wear

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 15:30
A school takes out references to boys and girls in its school uniform policy, with one list and one price for all students.
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Launch a British Sign Language GCSE, MPs urge

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 12:00
Ministers says they value British Sign Language, but disappoint MPs who want a GCSE in it.
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University offers science degree online for £5,650 per year

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 06:04
The University of London is putting a degree course online to reach part-time, working students.
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