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Kate launches childhood survey to help under-fives

6 hours 39 min ago
The Duchess of Cambridge meets children in Birmingham to mark the launch of her "five big questions".

New 'transformational' code to protect children's privacy online

13 hours 58 min ago
Future generations will be "astonished" to think we did not protect kids, the information commissioner says.

Warning over youth career aspiration-reality disconnect

14 hours 37 min ago
Five times as many want to work in art, entertainment and sport as there are jobs, a study suggests.

Super-rich elites making London 'off-limits'

14 hours 37 min ago
Moving to London is unaffordable for those from poorer backgrounds, says social mobility report.

Mental health at work: 'My boss let me go over my condition'

14 hours 46 min ago
A worker and a chief executive tell their stories about mental health in the workplace.

Schools warned against 'gaming' exam league table

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 20:19
Ofsted says schools must not inflate results with low-value qualifications.

France apology after history textbook links CIA to 9/11

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 18:05
The statement aimed at students echoed a debunked conspiracy theory and was spotted by teachers.

Sex and religious education to be made compulsory

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 17:03
Parents lose the right to withdraw pupils from lessons about relationships, sexuality and religion.

Cambridge University's King's College Chapel lawn to become meadow

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 07:00
The university gardeners want to turn the manicured grass into a "biodiversity-rich ecosystem".

BAME foster care shortage in two-thirds of English councils

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 06:48
Two-thirds of councils in England have a shortage of black, Asian or minority ethnic foster carers.

Young offenders in 'harmful solitary confinement' in England and Wales

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 05:33
The prisons inspectorate finds "flaws" in policy of separating young offenders in England and Wales.

Third of world's poorest girls denied access to school

Mon, 01/20/2020 - 20:49
A "crippling learning crisis" faces girls in some of the world's most deprived countries, says UN.

Should schools be allowed to ban slang words like 'peng'?

Mon, 01/20/2020 - 06:27
Research suggests that slang bans in schools may be more harmful than good.

Period poverty: Schools urged to order free menstrual products

Mon, 01/20/2020 - 05:43
Period poverty campaigners are urging schools and colleges to opt-in to the new scheme in England.

'Value for money' review of £1.3bn university funding

Sat, 01/18/2020 - 05:48
A review will examine how university funding can be targeted at priority subjects.

Social media data needed for 'harm' research, say doctors

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 07:01
Understanding usage by children is key to studying potential harms and benefits, psychiatrists say.

London council's special needs inquiry caused by 'systemic failures'

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 06:16
The cases of all children with suspected special educational needs in Richmond are going to be reviewed.

'Grade inflation' in top degree grades stopping

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 17:38
The sharp rise in first class degrees from universities has stalled after pressure from ministers.

Meet the NASA intern who discovered a new planet on his third day

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 06:17
This teenager found a new planet on the third day of his internship at the US space agency.

Estranged students: 'The system assumes your parents will help'

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 05:44
Blair Anderson's relationship with his parents broke down but he struggled to access extra support.

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