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Four in 10 parents 'asked to give to school funds'

Schools are asking parents to dip into to their pockets to boost their funds, a survey says.

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Students in Wales taking out loans to afford 'luxury' flats

They are taking out pay day loans to live in luxury flats instead of substandard housing, it is claimed.

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Loneliness: The cost of the 'last taboo'

Loneliness costs £6,000 per person in ill-health, says a study, with calls to end the "stigma".

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Great Yarmouth Charter Academy: Parents remove children

Parents say 20 children have left Charter Academy over concerns about its teaching methods.

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Transgender pupils 'leaving schools over rights breaches'

Families are starting to take transgender children out of schools over human rights, it is claimed.

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Quarter of 14-year-old girls 'have signs of depression'

The findings come from 10,000 young people's views and make worrying reading, say UK researchers.

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Young people 'face debt epidemic'

A quarter of 18- to 30-year olds in England and Wales borrow to make ends meet, a survey suggests.

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Domestic abuse: Focus more on children, says Ofsted

Schools must educate children about healthy relationships, say inspectors.

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Young spend three times more on housing than grandparents

Young people are paying more to live in less space than previous generations, a think-tank says.

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Housing money wasted 'propping up rents'

There are calls for changes to the way the lack of affordable housing is tackled in England.

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Schools break law on religious education, research suggests

RE teachers in England fear pupils who do not study the subject will be unprepared for modern life.

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SATs for seven-year-olds scrapped from 2023

Key Stage 1 tests in England are to to end but nine-year-olds will sit times table tests.

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'Historic' schools funding change confirmed

Government confirms minimum per pupil funding levels but Labour says it's a real terms cut, due to inflation.

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Honorary degree given to Sidmouth centenarian

Marjorie Hodnett trained to be a teacher in 1934, little did she know she would be graduating in 2017.

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Wolverton Grammar School celebrate 70-year reunion

A group of friends met at the Buckinghamshire school in the 1940s.

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Lewes school makes trousers compulsory for new girls

New girls are being made to wear trousers amid concerns over decency and gender identity issues.

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Children of Karachi: From the streets to education

Pakistan's "street children" get food, clothes and money to allow them to attend a unique school.

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10 university flashpoints over free speech

Free speech has become a university battleground. But what does the right to free expression really mean?

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What's it like to start reading at 60?

Adult learners in Kenya get to read their first words, after a library opens in their village.

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'Zero progress' on school places in decade, says UN

There are still 123 million children without access to schools, says Unicef.

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Textbook revolution

New Turkish school textbooks omit evolution but include the idea of "jihad" - provoking a row.

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Horrid or hero?

Horrid Henry's author defends the naughty schoolboy as Emmerdale actor Adam Thomas bans him.

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