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Primary school children 'should learn about FGM'

12 hours 51 min ago
Experts fear that for some vulnerable girls, secondary school lessons on the issue will be too late.

Love Islander Zara McDermott: Apprentice or university choice

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 18:04
Why did former Love Island contestant Zara McDermott choose an apprenticeship over university?

Birmingham's Jamia Islamia Islamic school books 'promoted extremism'

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 15:32
Inspectors said materials found in the library are "actively undermining fundamental British values".

Schools 'desperately need' cash injection, MPs say

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 05:04
Schools and colleges urgently need billions more in funding, a committee of MPs says.

Special needs 'breaking county council budgets'

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 05:04
County councils are warning growing demand for special needs support could mean statutory duties may not be met.

Parents of sick and premature babies should get more leave - PM

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 03:00
Theresa May says "it's not fair" parents have to return to work before their baby leaves hospital.

Mental health: Primary school head teachers speak out about lack of support

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 10:30
Primary school head teachers say their pupils are repeatedly rejected for mental health support.

Action needed against 'rogue' homes for teenagers, says minister

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 04:56
The children's minister says he wants to eliminate the "rogue element" of some youth accommodation.

University of East Anglia student raps 10,000-word dissertation

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 19:45
Hip-hop lover Nicholas Uzoka was given permission to rap instead of write his final coursework.

New qualifications to boost teacher career progression

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 19:10
New teacher qualifications will support those who want to progress their careers in non-leadership roles.

Chimps bond after watching movies together

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 05:21
Feeling closer after watching a video together can be experienced by chimps as well as humans, say scientists.

Domestic abuse report exposes hidden side of rural life

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 05:21
Victims of domestic abuse in rural areas suffer longer and are less likely to get support, says report.

Education publisher Pearson to phase out print textbooks

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 11:44
Pearson says students will only be able to rent physical books as it makes all products "digital first".

Moon landings: Apollo 11 celebrated in Cambridge University maps

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 05:02
Old maps of the Moon and stars celebrate the 50th anniversary of man walking on the Moon.

LGBT teaching row: Government 'too slow' to tackle protests

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 10:30
Sara Khan, hired by the government to tackle extremism, says teachers should have had more support.

Trade negotiators wanted to fill Brexit gap

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 06:13
Liam Fox wants to train new trade negotiators. Opponents say it is a last-minute scramble.

Norfolk disability benefit cuts is 'robbery' says mum

Sun, 07/14/2019 - 12:12
Campaigners claim rising charges will leave disabled people unable to access social outings.

'We are a family - and an art collective'

Sun, 07/14/2019 - 04:53
What happened when two performance artists made their children equal partners in their work.