Education

Anti-knife violence lessons for holidays

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The lessons want to reduce the risk of teenagers getting involved in knife crime during the summer holidays Teenagers in England are being given lessons in school to reduce the risk of knife violence in the summer holidays. End-of-term activities might be expected to be sports days, school trips […]

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Visual history

Image copyright Getty Images The Republic of Ireland’s referendum to liberalise abortion laws in May was one of the most visual campaigns in the country’s history. It was another sign of massive societal change coming just three years after the country’s same-sex marriage referendum. Now artists, archivists and historians in Ireland have come together to […]

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Make your mind up over teacher pay, Hinds urged

Six teaching unions are urging the government to make its mind up on whether it will back a call for a real pay rise for teachers in England. Education Secretary Damian Hinds was told schools faced unnecessary uncertainty over what to pay staff next September due to his delayed response. In May, the official teacher […]

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School spending on pupils cut by 8%, says IFS

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Schools say the research proves budgets have not been protected The amount of per pupil spending in England’s schools has fallen by 8% since 2010, says an analysis by the Institute for Fiscal Studies. The study says rising pupil numbers – and cuts to local authorities and sixth form […]

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Prince Charles launches research for an 'uncertain world'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Prince Charles says that objective evidence is needed now more than ever Prince Charles is launching a major research initiative with the University of Cambridge, addressing the challenges of a time “full of uncertainty”. Businesses and academics are being brought together to address the “most pressing” global challenges, in […]

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Rising numbers pass primary Sats tests

Image copyright Getty Images A higher proportion of primary school pupils in England have reached the expected standards in national curriculum tests, often known as Sats, in maths and English. In reading, 75% reached the expected standard, compared with 71% last year. In maths, 76% reached the expected standard, up from 75% last year. Julie […]

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The problem children who are really victims

Image copyright Getty Images Child L is the kind of 15-year-old that police, education and social services might consider a problem. He goes out every evening and often does not come home at night. He regularly misses school. His teachers find him disruptive and struggle with his behaviour. He has started hanging out in a […]

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Kids baffled by YouTube and Instagram terms

The terms and conditions of sites like YouTube and Facebook require a reading age of at least 18 to be properly understood, the BBC has found. The minimum age to use apps is 13. Firms could be breaching European data rules, which require them to clearly spell out how they use personal data. But many […]

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'Everyone supports me'

Image caption Parents Sam and Amanda: “Everyone’s got the same kind of issues, it’s really helped” “It helped me not to react as quick and think about the way I’m dealing with the kids, rather than going off at the deep end,” says Natalie. “It means a lot, it’s a lot calmer – in a […]