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Education & Family News

Grangela: Labour's Angela Rayner is grandmother at 37

10:54 AM 22/11/2017

Labour's Angela Rayner becomes the youngest grandmother in the House of Commons.

Canterbury grammar school to hold Mein Kampf debates

08:47 PM 21/11/2017

Simon Langton Grammar School said the optional course is "the antidote to political correctness".

Automated checkouts 'miserable' for elderly shoppers

02:15 PM 21/11/2017

"Intimidating" checkouts and a lack of seating are "shutting out" the elderly from shops, a charity says.

'Signal-blocking phone pouches' for St Patrick's pupils

10:10 AM 22/11/2017

It is hoped that the pouches will help ensure pupils are not tempted to answer calls when driving.

Focus aid money on education, say MPs

11:01 AM 21/11/2017

Education should receive a bigger share of the UK's overseas aid budget, says a report from MPs.

Girls 'better at co-operating on problems'

11:08 AM 21/11/2017

The OECD has tested how well pupils perform in working together to solve problems.

Children in 'save Desborough Library' protest

09:16 PM 21/11/2017

About 60 primary school children gathered in Desborough to show their support for the town's library.

Pregnant at 14: 'I proved myself by getting good GCSEs'

12:05 AM 20/11/2017

Alex, now 19, says she has a good life - but would she want the same for her own daughter?

World Hacks: One woman's simple recipe for a happy street

02:02 AM 21/11/2017

How one woman championed a way to bring community spirit back to city streets and keep children fit.

Sharing our 70th wedding anniversary with the Queen

02:19 PM 20/11/2017

Betty and Jim Wyatt from South Gloucestershire have something in common with royalty.

Can property developers be taught to be ethical?

12:27 AM 22/11/2017

A degree course teaches New York property developers to think of more than money.

From $50 in his pocket to $500,000 prize

07:37 AM 15/11/2017

University founder in Ghana wins major international education award.

NZ minister orders probe into 'impossible' maths exam

11:12 AM 21/11/2017

Students are reportedly left in tears by tough questions in maths papers.

'Free speech can beat extremism'

12:10 AM 08/11/2017

A survivor of the attack by Anders Breivik wants to tackle extremism by letting young people talk rather than shutting down debates.

What next for Mexicans returned from US?

12:43 AM 01/11/2017

Mexico needs urgent job opportunities for thousands of young returned migrants from the US.

Bi the way

06:44 AM 20/11/2017

Cardiff University's vice chancellor explains why he wanted to speak out about his sexuality.

The worst bullies: 'My friends called me Ugly Betty'

01:37 AM 17/11/2017

Bullying by friends is 'really harmful and teachers should take it more seriously', says a victim.

Eviction threat over complaints about crying baby

09:23 AM 17/11/2017

A family renting in London are threatened with eviction after complaints over a crying baby.

Obese and bullied

01:17 PM 16/11/2017

British boxer Lawrence Okolie visits his former school as part of anti-bullying week, as he reflects on how he was bullied for his weight, made changes to his lifestyle and overcame confidence issues.

Degrees of value

01:35 AM 17/11/2017

Huge numbers of young people are making a big decision about university - and their future income.

Men's refuge

10:00 AM 20/11/2017

A man who fled his abusive marriage speaks about how an under-threat refuge helped him.

Sexual harassment

01:02 PM 14/11/2017

Sex scandals spanning Hollywood, Parliament and far beyond have exposed a possible gap in UK law.

Fake news

11:10 AM 09/11/2017

Universities launch free courses on how to spot fake news for Trump election anniversary.

'Separated from my siblings'

05:06 PM 07/11/2017

The Education Committee speaks to children in care as part of its inquiry into fostering.

Modern slums

10:48 AM 08/11/2017

Broke Britain: families are being squeezed into one-room flats in potentially dangerous conditions.

How fear puts girls off PE

02:38 AM 07/11/2017

Girls are half as likely as boys to be physically active - and lack of confidence is to blame.

'Privilege to have a child trust you to share their story'

01:31 AM 03/11/2017

What's it like being a Childline volunteer?

University admissions

12:04 AM 27/10/2017

UCAS and Which? University's tips on how to convince admissions tutors to offer you a place.

Does Cambridge University need to widen a 'whitewashed' reading list?

10:40 AM 26/10/2017

Some Cambridge University students don't want to just study books by white authors - but who should be on their reading list?

The children in care left without a school place

12:01 AM 23/10/2017

How some youngsters who are taken into care can be left out of the classroom.

'We couldn't get our adopted son to school'

01:20 AM 19/10/2017

When Evelyn and Tony adopted Ryan at the age of seven, his special needs were not immediately apparent.

Transgender girl says it was change sex or die

12:18 AM 16/10/2017

Ellen - one of the first primary school children to transition in the UK - lets readers into her inner world.

I was an idiot, says excluded boy looking back

12:08 AM 10/10/2017

With 35 pupils being excluded every day, Ben tells how he went from an ugly statistic to reformed character.

Girls go along with sex acts, says teacher

12:10 AM 05/10/2017

One young secondary school teacher is shocked by the stories she hears.

'I didn't say no, but I regret that'

03:21 PM 05/10/2017

A 24-year-old teacher's account of teenage sexual activity prompts many to share their concerns.

Talking to children about sex and relationships

12:02 AM 11/10/2017

Social media and the ease of access to explicit material on the web means the tricky topic of sex is even more of a minefield for parents.

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