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Review into school sex ed rape case

A council review is launched after a 13-year-old boy raped a classmate following a sex education lesson at school in Gwynedd.

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Divorce 'damages children's GCSEs'

A survey from family lawyers says family break-up can damage GCSE and A-level results and children's health.

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Teacher 'taped pupil to chair'

A teacher and a classroom assistant taped a seven-year-old pupil to a chair during a five-month campaign of bullying, a court hears.

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'Abuse risk' for 132 city children

At least 132 Birmingham children are suffering or are vulnerable to child sexual exploitation, a report shows.

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English school system 'unforgiving'

A top girls' schools leader says England's children are being taught in an "unforgiving system" with "no real second chances".

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Call to sanction failing universities

It should be easier to remove the degree-awarding powers of universities that fail to meet academic and consumer standards, a report by Which? says.

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Embrace the arts, engineers told

Engineering needs to emphasise its creative side to encourage more young people to take it up as a career, says a leading member of the profession.

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'Extremist risk' at Muslim schools

Pupils at six east London schools are "vulnerable to extremist influences and radicalisation", Ofsted's Sir Michael Wilshaw says after snap inspections.

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Grammars' 'leaky pipe' to university

Grammar school pupils in the 1980s were no more likely to gain degrees from "elite" universities than comprehensive pupils, research suggests.

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Church school fails on Islamic group

A Church of England school in east London is expected to be put into special measures, following concerns about a sixth-form Islamic Society.

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School textbooks renaissance urged

Textbooks should be upgraded and returned to their rightful place in the English classroom, says education minister Nick Gibb.

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University pension dispute on hold

The threat of industrial action by lecturers over changes to university staff pensions is suspended.

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Hunt attacks 'confusing' exam change

The changes to A-levels and AS-levels in England are so confusing that the government should write to every school to explain them, says Labour's Tristram Hunt.

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'Poorest of poor' test talking tech

A charity is to give away 2,000 Talking Book audio computers to some of Ghana's poorest communities after securing funds from Unicef and ARM.

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Arrests in student demo clashes

Police make 11 arrests during clashes with campaigners demonstrating against tuition fees, student debt and spending cuts in central London.

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Children failed over sex abuse risk

Vulnerable children in England are at risk of sexual exploitation because of failings by councils, the children's services watchdog Ofsted warns.

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Student fees 'worst of both worlds'

The funding system of tuition fees and student loans for England's universities is not financially sustainable in the long term, says an independent commission.

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US targets debts for dead-end degrees

Can US colleges show their courses are value for money?

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Where do billionaires go to university?

Where do the super-rich go to university?

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Debt campaigners tear up student loans

An activist group in the US is buying and then cancelling student debt

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Tony Blair: Fight war of ideas against extremism

Every school system should be required to teach respect for other religions, says Tony Blair

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The world's most compassionate 24 hours

The world's most compassionate 24 hours

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'Teachers not footballers' for Brazil

Brazil says it needs teachers not footballers

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Google's top 20 university searches

Google has revealed the most popular searches when people around the world are looking for university information.

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What makes a global top 10 university?

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is in first place in the latest league table of the world's best universities.

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Revive exchange trips, schools urged

Schools should bring back overseas exchange trips to boost language learning and give pupils a taste of life abroad, says the British Council.

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Ladybird drops 'boys and girls' books

One of the leading children's publishers, famed for its classic Peter and Jane reading scheme, is to drop gender branding from its books.

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Deaf school served improvement order

The national school for deaf children, Donaldson's in Linlithgow, is ordered to make improvements following an unannounced inspection.

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Teacher 'had sex all over school'

A teacher who "gave in to temptation" and pursued a secret affair with a teenager had sex with her in empty classrooms, a court hears.

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Trojan council failure 'astonishing'

A council's failure to respond to a damning report on the Trojan Horse scandal is labelled "astonishing" by Sir Michael Wilshaw, the head of Ofsted.

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Mackintosh Library ashes sifted

Forensic archaeologists begin sifting through the ashes of the fire-damaged Mackintosh Library at the Glasgow School of Art.

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Childcare places recover after fall

A long-term fall in childcare places available in England appears to have reversed in the five months to August, suggest figures from Ofsted.

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Free childcare scheme 'underfunded'

The government's scheme offering free childcare for young people is facing chronic underfunding, according to a report commissioned by the Pre-school Learning Alliance.

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VIDEO: Learning maths the Chinese way

Around 60 Chinese maths teachers come to Britain, to try to pass on some of the techniques which have helped Chinese pupils come top of global league tables.

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VIDEO: Dyson: 'Keep engineers in Britain'

James Dyson tells the BBC it is important to keep engineers in Britain to produce hi-tech exports, as he announces a £1bn investment in research and development.

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AUDIO: School fails inspection on Islamic society

A Church of England school previously graded outstanding is expected to be put into special measures over concerns about a sixth-form Islamic society.

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VIDEO: 'Extremist risk' at Muslim schools

Pupils at six east London schools are "vulnerable to extremist influences and radicalisation", Ofsted's Sir Michael Wilshaw says after snap inspections.

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Chinese maths teachers help English pupils make the grade

Chinese maths teachers brought into English primaries

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'I was bullied because I'm disabled'

'I was bullied because I'm disabled'

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Space agency plans Mars rover from Lego bricks

Space agency plans Mars mission with plastic bricks

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Tuition fees: Should they go higher or lower?

Should they go higher or lower?

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Through teenagers' eyes - unique snapshots of Syrian refugee life

Smartphone snapshots of life in Syrian desert camp

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Can apprenticeships cut unemployment?

Are apprenticeships the key to solving youth unemployment

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Have the Danes cracked childhood obesity?

Have the Danes cracked childhood obesity?

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Power behind Qatar's global lessons

The royal power behind Qatar's obsession with education

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