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Government 'must act to improve careers provision'

Tue, 01/11/2016 - 13:01
Ministers are accused of "burying their heads in the sand" over the poor state of careers advice for teenagers in schools in England.

Care leavers who become parents 'need more support'

Tue, 01/11/2016 - 06:29
More support is needed to prevent care leavers' children being taken into care, the Children's Commissioner for Wales says.

Nursery teacher shortage 'risks children's learning'

Tue, 01/11/2016 - 06:27
A chronic shortage of fully qualified teachers in England's nurseries is risking young children's education and development, a charity warns.

Bad childhood experiences 'mean chronic illness more likely'

Tue, 01/11/2016 - 06:11
Children exposed to violence or other stresses are far more likely to develop chronic health problems, says new Public Health Wales research.

Brazilian schoolgirl's speech on education funding goes viral

Tue, 01/11/2016 - 01:46
A Brazilian 16-year-old gives evidence to a Senate committee about education funding cuts.

School-leavers 'lack essential workplace skills'

Tue, 01/11/2016 - 00:04
Most school-leavers do not have the basic skills needed for work, according to a survey by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

Teachers' pay to be devolved to assembly in Wales Bill

Mon, 31/10/2016 - 19:47
Control over teachers' pay and conditions will be devolved to Wales, the UK government announces.

Clocks go back: Top sleep tips for parents

Sat, 29/10/2016 - 10:20
Baby sleep specialist Abi Thompson gives her top five tips to stretch out the mornings when the clocks go back.

Sons 'fear talking to their fathers about mental health'

Fri, 28/10/2016 - 12:52
Sons fear talking to their fathers about mental health issues, charity survey suggests.

Government formally drops academies legislation

Thu, 27/10/2016 - 18:03
The government is dropping a bill to convert all schools to academies, announced in the Queen's speech.

Sharp drop in EU student applications to UK universities

Thu, 27/10/2016 - 13:42
Numbers of EU students applying for the most competitive UK university courses have dropped sharply, new figures show.

A-levels choice 'reduced by funding squeeze'

Thu, 27/10/2016 - 00:10
Sixth-form colleges in England are offering fewer courses because of financial pressures, a study finds.

Black History Month row over Zayn Malik image

Wed, 26/10/2016 - 12:28
A students' union apologises for using the faces of Zayn Malik and Sadiq Khan to mark Black History Month.

'Super-parenting' improves children's autism

Wed, 26/10/2016 - 09:01
Training mums and dads as "super parents" can dramatically improve a child's autism, a study shows.

University opens without any teachers

Tue, 25/10/2016 - 23:12
A university for coding without any teachers has opened in California this month.

Academy funding must be transparent, says MP

Tue, 25/10/2016 - 15:48
The transparency and accountability of academy spending must be improved, says chairman of the parliamentary Education Committee, Neil Carmichael MP

Apprenticeship 'U-turn' will help poorest teenagers

Tue, 25/10/2016 - 14:52
Updated government plans, for apprenticeship funding in England, have been welcomed by critics who feared they would exclude the poor.

US changes toddler screen time advice

Mon, 24/10/2016 - 21:14
Until now the American Academy of Paediatrics has recommended that children under two have no screen time at all.

Head teacher writes to tooth fairy after boy's lost playground tooth

Mon, 24/10/2016 - 11:07
A head teacher writes to the tooth fairy on behalf of a five-year-old boy who was upset at losing his tooth at school.

Station Road

Sun, 23/10/2016 - 22:59
It is the most common residential road name in Great Britain, but what is it like living in Station Road in Islington, London?

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