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Education & Family News

Children draw their future job ambitions

01:29 AM 19/01/2018

Gender stereotyping for jobs starts at an early age, a survey suggests.

Parents shelling out for 'free' nursery scheme

10:22 AM 18/01/2018

The government's 30-hour 'free' nursery scheme is being subsidised by parents, a survey suggests.

University of Kent boss given extra £45,000 payout

02:30 PM 18/01/2018

University of Kent vice-chancellor Dame Julia Goodfellow receives an extra £45,000 in her final salary.

Kitty Perry and the copyright lessons for seven-year-olds

05:40 PM 17/01/2018

A new campaign aims to make lessons about intellectual property infringement fun.

Carillion apprentices among casualties as firm collapses

05:35 PM 16/01/2018

The future of about 1,400 apprentices at training centres in England and Scotland is in doubt.

'Staggering' trade in fake degrees revealed

01:14 AM 16/01/2018

Doctors and a defence contractor are among those buying bogus qualifications, a BBC probe finds.

University of Bath vice-chancellor voted out in pay row

08:54 PM 16/01/2018

Prof Dame Glynis Breakwell, who earns £468,000, is the highest paid university vice-chancellor in the UK.

Dealing with debt: The mini-bankers learning how to save

12:46 AM 14/01/2018

Schoolchildren from Kirton Primary in Boston run their own bank with its own currency to learn about saving money.

What do children draw when asked about their future jobs?

12:54 AM 19/01/2018

A survey of thousands of young people across the world reveal what influences their career aspirations.

Bayeux Tapestry explained... by kids

02:24 PM 18/01/2018

The 11th Century artwork tells the story behind one of the most famous battles in English history.

Nurseries admit asking parents for voluntary contributions

07:23 PM 18/01/2018

Parents are subsidising a new flagship "free" nursery scheme for three- and four-year-olds in England from their own pockets, a survey suggests.

What 'Beads of Courage' mean to young cancer patients

11:22 AM 15/01/2018

Children undergoing cancer treatment receive beads to document their journey and one mum wants to expand the scheme.

UK university could get EU funds post-Brexit

01:38 AM 17/01/2018

A partnership between Imperial College London and a major French agency will keep access to European research funding.

Delhi parents to watch government schools via CCTV

05:47 PM 17/01/2018

Parents will soon be able to watch their children's lessons in real-time using their mobile phones.

UK student ambition exported to South Africa's townships

12:34 AM 10/01/2018

A UK project inspiring disadvantaged youngsters to apply to university is being applied to South Africa's townships.

Iran bans English from being taught in primary schools

04:52 PM 08/01/2018

The Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, voiced concern about the spread of Western influences.

Tackling misogyny

01:30 AM 15/01/2018

A Nottingham school is worried about the amount of misogynistic language to which its pupils are exposed.

Fifty and childless

12:56 AM 13/01/2018

The childless couple trying to overcome their grief by trying to help others in the same position.

Dreaming big

12:57 AM 13/01/2018

The UK has the lowest percentage of female engineering professionals in Europe, at less than 10%.

Driving away depression

01:17 AM 11/01/2018

Like Minds: The little yellow car that's tackling depression.

Starting again

10:58 AM 04/01/2018

Dropping out of university felt like the end of the world, but Ben managed to start again and make a life for himself.

Worried about screens and eyesight?

12:52 AM 28/12/2017

Worried about the impact of screens on your child's eyesight? Get them outdoors, say doctors.

Gold award in prison

11:27 AM 29/12/2017

An outdoors expedition meant camping on a prison football pitch, but it helped turned around a young inmate's life.

Sofa surfers

06:00 AM 21/12/2017

Almost one in 10 young people rely on goodwill for a bed for weeks on end, says BBC research.

Career swap

02:06 AM 22/12/2017

Could professionals swapping their career for the classroom answer the UK’s "teacher shortage"?

'At my desk in tears'

01:44 AM 18/12/2017

People would rather talk to their colleagues about sex and money worries than mental health problems, says survey.

Christmas and autism

01:15 AM 18/12/2017

How do families with autistic children make it through the festive season in harmony?

How is your school doing?

03:16 PM 14/12/2017

Primary school league tables show pupils with special needs are dropping further behind their classmates.

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