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Education & Family News

Oxford University promises 25% of places to disadvantaged

12:46 AM 21/05/2019

University of Oxford wants a big increase in students from deprived areas in the next four years.

Academy withdraws pupils from A-level exams over poor mocks

12:48 AM 21/05/2019

The Association of School and College Leaders described it as "pretty unethical conduct".

Tackling skills gap ‘harmed by short-term politics’

06:36 AM 20/05/2019

Vocational education plans are "disjointed and inconsistent", says skills organisation.

Teens in care 'abandoned to crime gangs'

03:27 PM 20/05/2019

One girl tells how "random men" would pick her up from the home then think she "owed them something".

Too many children in mental health hospitals, says report

01:15 AM 20/05/2019

A lack of support in schools and the community in England is contributing to the problem, says a report.

Further education college faces insolvency

02:08 PM 17/05/2019

Hadlow College is requesting to be put into educational administration following financial trouble.

Campus anti-Semitism must be stamped out, says universities minister

12:47 AM 17/05/2019

Chris Skidmore says it is "unjust" to expect Jewish groups to fund security for university events.

Careers lessons push up GCSE grades

12:46 PM 17/05/2019

Hearing from employers about the realities of getting a job seems to boost exam grades.

Cow's milk allergy: 'Going to a coffee shop could kill my child'

12:18 AM 17/05/2019

Five-year-old Evie Kinsella's cow's milk allergy is so severe she reacts to milk particles in the air.

Malvern St James Girls' School taught wrong exam book

10:07 AM 17/05/2019

Students at the £37,000-a-year Worcestershire school realised the mistake in an English literature exam.

WJEC apology after GCSE computer science exam problem

08:17 PM 16/05/2019

Errors meant exams were delayed and pupils could not answer one of the questions, parents say.

Prescribing deer dung and pigeon slippers

08:55 AM 16/05/2019

Cambridge historians are digitising some unusual medical records from the 17th Century.

Student Natasha Abrahart's suicide: Neglect a 'contributory factor'

01:49 PM 16/05/2019

A mental health service "significantly underestimated" Natasha Abrahart's condition, a coroner rules.

Broomlands Primary: Does a 'stunning school' help learning?

11:00 PM 18/05/2019

What parents, pupils and teachers think of the transformation of a primary in the south of Scotland.

School run: How Cardiff primary is transforming pupils' commute

11:15 PM 17/05/2019

A school is leading the way to make the daily commute better for the environment and for health.

The Moon landings: How one small step inspired a generation

12:43 AM 17/05/2019

"We want people's memories of seeing Moon landings footage for the first time," say researchers.

The 'Brown Babies' who were left behind

12:27 AM 17/05/2019

What happened to the babies born to black American soldiers and white British women during World War Two?

Blackburn: What is the ward with Britain's highest child poverty rate like?

09:53 AM 15/05/2019

What is it like to live in the Bastwell area of Blackburn?

Pregnant at Oxford University: Juggling motherhood with studying

12:57 AM 16/05/2019

You're studying at one of the world's top universities and then you get pregnant. What happens next?

Beat your exam stress by running for success

09:57 AM 07/05/2019

England Athletics launches a #RunAndRevise campaign to help students de-stress in the build-up to exams.

Seven unlikely jobs heads do besides running schools

12:49 AM 09/05/2019

Tasks range from catering manager to crisis social worker.

Great Yarmouth school a 'fourth emergency service'

11:42 PM 06/05/2019

The school has a food bank, washes pupils' clothes, cuts their hair and teaches parents to cook.

Incontinence: 'Lack of support' for older children

12:04 AM 25/04/2019

Campaigners say children who wet the bed and have daytime accidents are "suffering in silence".

Stevenage pupil taking GCSEs using eye movement

05:38 AM 15/05/2019

Being unable to talk or write is not holding back Will from taking his GCSEs.

Mum whose baby died speaks of pain of hearing others cry

11:39 PM 20/05/2019

Lynette Parkes lost her baby at seven months and spoke of the added pain of hearing other newborns cry nearby.

Robert F Smith: Morehouse College student on having loan wiped

10:36 PM 20/05/2019

Dwytt Lewis is one of the 400 Morehouse College graduates whose debt is being wiped by a US billionaire.

Inside Chile's Amaranta school for transgender children

11:18 PM 14/05/2019

Many of the children at the Amaranta school in Chile have dropped out of other schools after transitioning.

How beach school helps children learn without realising it

11:02 PM 13/05/2019

Beach schools are among a wave of outdoor learning programmes connecting the national curriculum to the natural world.

Giving birth in the UK vs US: What happens next?

09:17 PM 13/05/2019

The experiences of giving birth on either side of Atlantic can be very different.

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