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Education & Family News

Expensive designer coats ban at Merseyside school

01:10 PM 15/11/2018

The ban on expensive designer coats came after discussions with pupils and parents, the school said.

Help for trauma in childhood 'fragmented'

01:14 AM 14/11/2018

Early intervention to reduce the impact of adverse childhood experiences is "fragmented" across England, say MPs.

School delay call for summer-born pupils in Wales

01:53 AM 14/11/2018

Parents say some children are not ready to start primary school when they are aged four.

'Offensive' student T-shirts are 'hate speech'

01:46 PM 14/11/2018

Students from Lancaster University were pictured wearing T-shirts with rape and child abuse references.

'Schools should have consistent policy on phones'

02:27 PM 13/11/2018

Pupils in schools where phones are banned like being free of the associated pressures, says England's Children's Commissioner.

Hampshire play centre to close as 'children too noisy'

03:41 PM 13/11/2018

The owners say they will have to leave after complaints from businesses below the role play centre.

'Hundreds of pupils spend week in school isolation booths'

05:00 PM 12/11/2018

More than 200 children spent five consecutive days in an isolation booth in English schools, the BBC has learned.

'Controversial' ideas to be given outlet

01:30 AM 12/11/2018

A new journal will allow academics to publish controversial articles under a pseudonym.

Rick Astley sings with Nottingham schoolchildren

12:55 PM 15/11/2018

A primary school sent the Never Gonna Give You Up singer numerous tweets and letters.

Rachael Bland's husband on how their son has reacted to his mum's death

05:21 PM 13/11/2018

BBC presenter Rachael Bland's husband reveals moving words of their son, Freddie, after her death.

'Tinkering' children make robots, planes and catapults

12:18 AM 13/11/2018

Primary pupils in Manchester take on design projects to boost creativity and problem solving skills.

'I do my school work from my hospital bed'

07:58 AM 13/11/2018

Ashleigh tells us how she copes with kidney disease

School isolation rooms: 'It was like I didn't exist'

07:47 PM 12/11/2018

More than 200 school children spent at least five consecutive days in school isolation booths last year.

University 'not for people like us'

12:09 AM 14/11/2018

The winner of a big education prize grew up thinking poor families like his could not go to university.

Where do teachers get the most respect?

12:58 AM 08/11/2018

An international study looks at where teachers are held in the highest public esteem.

Do schools help or hinder social mobility?

12:20 AM 31/10/2018

"Meritocracy is the big promise of our democracies," says the OECD. But are education systems delivering?

Is democracy having a mid-life crisis?

11:17 PM 23/10/2018

The anxieties of Western democracies are more like a mid-life crisis than a revolution, says politics professor.

Should race count in university admissions?

11:01 AM 17/10/2018

Harvard University faces a legal challenge over its student selection policy but denies unfairness.

University 'dual nationality' plan for Brexit

11:35 PM 09/10/2018

A UK university is to appoint staff jointly with a German university to keep access to EU research.

Should a university teach a killer?

09:36 PM 02/10/2018

A Norwegian university explains why mass killer Anders Behring Breivik has a right to be a student, regardless of his crimes.

Baghdad University makes global ranking

02:12 PM 26/09/2018

Oxford tops a global league table, with Iraqi and Jamaican universities making first appearances.

The chef using 60,000-year-old recipes

11:27 PM 18/09/2018

A top chef says his awards are owed to learning skills from indigenous Australian recipes and ingredients.

The letters that ended World War One

05:04 AM 10/11/2018

Phones and telegrams were in their infancy, so letters were key to negotiating an end to The Great War.

I'm not daydreaming Miss

01:22 AM 07/11/2018

Teachers are urged to spot the signs that a child might have epilepsy.

Stranger Danger

01:16 AM 01/11/2018

A new educational message designed to keep children safe from abduction is being piloted in the UK.

Leaving care: 'A spare room changed my life'

11:01 PM 25/10/2018

"When I tell people about my previous life you can see their jaws drop," says 18-year-old Chloe.

Does it matter what degree grade you get?

04:08 PM 22/10/2018

There might be twice as many first-class degrees - but how relevant is that to job-hunting students?

Universities: Is free speech under threat?

04:00 AM 23/10/2018

BBC Reality Check looks at whether universities have banned books, speakers or changed course content.

Children with problems or problem children?

01:00 AM 19/10/2018

How do we know if children are misbehaving or mentally ill?

Inspiring the young

11:36 PM 09/10/2018

The black women hoping to inspire the next generation

Teens 'bombarded by gambling ads'

09:25 AM 10/10/2018

Teenagers welcome lessons setting out the risks associated with gambling

'My apprenticeship dream'

12:03 AM 08/10/2018

A BBC News apprentice tells how she overcame barriers to land her dream opportunity.

The neighbours building hope after losing children to suicide

11:48 PM 01/10/2018

Two teenagers - in the same year at the same school - killed themselves within weeks of each other.

Drug use: Is Sheffield Students' Union right to offer advice?

09:44 AM 02/10/2018

A father whose two sons died after taking ecstasy praises a university union's different approach.

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