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Working parents face summer childcare struggle

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 8:08pm
Working parents face a struggle to find holiday childcare as councils across Britain report a lack of places.
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NSPCC issues warning over leaving children home alone

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 7:00pm
The NSPCC is urging parents to think carefully before leaving children home alone over the summer holidays.
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Turkey coup: Purge widens to education sector

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 2:46pm
A purge of top officials following a failed coup in Turkey broadens even further with the suspension of 15,200 education staff.
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Labour warns of rising tuition fees

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 1:36pm
University tuition fees in England would face "significant rises" under plans being put forward by the government, says Labour.
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Employers warn of widening skills shortage

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 6:22am
A CBI survey suggests rising numbers of employers are struggling to recruit skilled staff and says it could get harder after the UK withdraws from the EU.
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Online 'university of anywhere' opens to refugees

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 6:08am
An online university is offering 500 refugees from Syria's civil war free places on its degree courses.
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Academies warn Brexit 'damaging science'

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 5:12am
An open letter to the government from UK academies representing science, medicine and engineering warns that Brexit is already harming science.
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Young suffer as pensioners continue to prosper, says IFS

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 4:03am
Young people have suffered a drop in income since the financial crisis, but pensioners have enjoyed a significant rise, according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS).
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Pre-school boys 'twice as likely to fall behind girls'

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 8:05am
Boys are nearly twice as likely as girls to have fallen behind by the time they start school, a report says.
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Social media harms moral development, parents say

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 7:11am
A majority of parents in the UK believe social media harms their children's moral development, a survey suggests.
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Boys 'twice as likely to fall behind girls' in early years

Sun, 07/17/2016 - 7:08pm
A report says boys are nearly twice as likely as girls to have fallen behind by the time they start school.
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Justine Greening 'open minded' about new grammar schools in England

Sun, 07/17/2016 - 10:17am
Education Secretary Justine Greening says she is "open minded" about allowing new grammar schools to open in England.
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Brighton and Hove half-term change to help family holidays

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 8:42am
Schools in Brighton and Hove are set to have a new two-week break to allow parents to buy cheaper holidays.
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Outdoor learning 'boosts children's development'

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 4:37am
Outdoor learning can have a positive impact on children's development but it needs to be formally adopted by national curricula, a report suggests.
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Extra 750,000 school places needed in population surge

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 4:31am
An official school population forecast says pupil numbers will rise by a further 10% in the next decade.
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100 cancel Aberystwyth University places after Brexit

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 1:16am
More than 100 prospective European students withdraw applications to study at a Welsh university following the European referendum result.
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Texting parents boosts maths grades, study suggests

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 9:18pm
Texts from schools to parents about tests and homework can boost pupils' maths grades by the equivalent of a month in class, research suggests.
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Justine Greening appointed new education secretary

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 1:46pm
Justine Greening, who went to school in a Rotherham comprehensive, has been appointed as education secretary in Theresa May's Cabinet reshuffle.
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Free nursery place take-up 'scandalously poor'

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 10:14am
The struggle to get the poorest two-year-olds to take up free nursery places is highlighted by Sir Michael Wilshaw.
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Student financial support 'not being evaluated' by universities

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 8:09pm
Many universities are not evaluating how the financial support they offer poorer students is benefiting them, a report says.
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