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Education & Family News

GCHQ sets up all-female cyber-training classes

01:02 AM 17/01/2019

The UK's intelligence services say there are too few young women working in cyber-security.

Ofsted pledges new ranking for schools in tough areas

01:07 AM 16/01/2019

Inspectors to focus on good teaching and a broad curriculum alongside results, says Ofsted.

Rich students save by paying fees up front

12:43 PM 15/01/2019

About 10% of students pay tuition fees in England without a loan - with claims this helps the wealthiest.

University switches off social media to help student well-being

11:04 AM 15/01/2019

A university is switching off its social media channels to promote a healthier online culture.

Liverpool University Chinese cheating email 'racist'

04:27 PM 16/01/2019

Liverpool University apologises after suggesting Chinese students didn't know what cheating was.

Birkenhead school's meal threat angers parents

04:15 PM 15/01/2019

Parents who owe money for school dinners have been told their children will be given toast or bread.

School starts £20k crowdfunding bid to help ease budget cuts

06:00 AM 15/01/2019

The head teacher says some fundraising will pay for maintenance as its central budget is being "squeezed".

Cambridge University 1908 suffrage banners recreated

12:41 AM 15/01/2019

A costume designer spent a year researching materials and techniques used in the original 1908 banner.

University offers 'should be made after results day', say lecturers

02:50 PM 14/01/2019

The change could mean the end of unconditional offers and the "chaotic" clearing system, lecturers say.

Overstretched 'sandwich carers' trying to help parents and children

02:35 PM 14/01/2019

Carers looking after elderly parents and children face depression and stress.

Schools facing 'financial cliff edge'

05:29 PM 11/01/2019

Almost a third of local authority secondary schools in England are in debt, a study suggests.

Inside the hidden world of Britain's Hasidic ultra-Orthodox Jews

09:09 AM 14/01/2019

Izzy Posen describes what life is like inside one of the UK's most secluded religious communities.

'I went to Oxford with undiagnosed TB'

12:03 AM 11/01/2019

Tilly Rose challenges people's pre-conceived ideas about her and helps others get a university place.

South African maths whizz answers complex arithmetic questions in seconds

12:09 AM 09/01/2019

Sibahle Zwane is only 10, but his maths skills have made him an internet sensation in South Africa.

Healthy eating: What is a correct food portion?

12:06 AM 14/01/2019

British Nutrition Foundation launches new "handy" guide to stop people cooking and eating too much.

A teacher's story: Eat. Sleep. Teach. Repeat.

12:14 AM 04/01/2019

One teacher tells her story of how classroom stress led her to have a mental breakdown.

Snow excuses: E-learning on snow days

12:15 AM 16/01/2019

Winter weather at least meant a day off school. But now technology is threatening to keep pupils studying.

Making better use of 'surgeons flipping burgers'

12:05 AM 09/01/2019

The UN wants a better system for recognising the qualifications and work skills of migrants.

Wooden clothes on recycled Christmas list

12:15 AM 19/12/2018

A university in Finland has invented a process to turn waste wood into material for clothing.

'My mum killed my dad'

08:43 PM 03/01/2019

Sally Challen was jailed for murder in 2011 but a new law means an appeal next month could succeed.

Single mum shares secrets of survival to encourage others

12:29 AM 24/12/2018

A woman who posted a frank poem about financial hardship on Facebook says it "came from the heart".

Sylvia Pankhurst raised phone-tap concerns in 1930s

01:09 PM 18/12/2018

The suffragette argued that duplicate lines were "opposed to the best interests of the community".

Parental leave: The good, the bad and the unexpected

12:06 AM 05/12/2018

Three parents share their very different experiences of staying home to look after their children.

Are teachers' Christmas gifts getting out of control?

12:11 PM 17/12/2018

Some schools are starting to discourage parents from buying teachers presents at Christmas.

Primary school tables: Poor pupils won't catch up for 50 years

11:49 AM 13/12/2018

As primary school league tables are published, we reveal how long it will take for poor pupils to catch up.

Will Brexit result in more 'Skype families'?

02:44 AM 20/12/2018

Thousands of Britons will spend Christmas apart from a loved one. Will Brexit make more Skype families?

Water bill 'too expensive' to flush toilet

12:29 AM 04/12/2018

A report on poverty says water bills are now the most common arrears for poorer families.

'Buddy Benches' making playtime less lonely

12:24 AM 04/12/2018

Buddy Benches are proving popular in Irish schools, with a mission to improve the lives of adults as well as children.

Domestic abuse: 'Children are the hidden victims'

01:04 AM 28/11/2018

A teenager who grew up in a family with domestic abuse explains the impact this has had on her.

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