Education

Illegal low pay for 20,000 nursery staff – claim

Image copyright Getty Images Up to 20,000 nursery workers are illegally being paid below the minimum wage in England, analysis of government data by a childcare charity suggests. Department for Education data shows 10% of nursery staff earn less than £7.20 an hour the minimum for over-25s. The Family and Childcare Trust says the government […]

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Record levels of poverty in working families

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Most child poverty now is in families with a working parent More than two-thirds of children in poverty in the UK are in working families, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics. This is more than ever before in figures going back 20 years – up from […]

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The joy of stocks:

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption Is everything getting too much? Welcome to the strange world of stock photos. There is a place where no emotion is understated. A place that pioneered “post-truth” before it was discovered by politicians. A place where both triumph and disaster are met with… perfect dentistry. This is the land of […]

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Ultra-rich protect wealth with spread of 'family offices'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The concentration of extreme wealth in London has seen a rise in the use of “family offices”, the study says The ultra-rich in London are increasingly protecting their wealth through the use of “family offices”, says research from the London School of Economics. These are teams of professionals – […]

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Arts versus sciences

Is there enough support for students training in performing arts or is all the emphasis on STEM subjects? Pupils from Sullivan Upper School investigate. This report was produced for BBC News School Report. You can find more School Report stories produced by young people in Northern Ireland here. Source link

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Sporting school life

School Reporters from St Patrick’s College, Maghera, ask how sport impacts school life, and whether it helps pupils after they leave school. This report was produced as part of BBC News School Report. You can find more School Report stories produced by young people in Northern Ireland here. Source link

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Tommee Tippee probes 'mould' in Perfect Prep machine

Image copyright Getty Images Tommee Tippee has launched an investigation after parents complained of finding “mould” in the internal pipes of its formula feed machines. The baby product company said it was concerned by reports of a “build-up” in the tubes of its Perfect Prep machines. Parents have taken to social media to complain of […]

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Should pupils have to learn sign language?

Image caption Emmanuel would like to teach everyone how to sign “When I meet hearing children who can sign, I feel happy and confident,” says Emmanuel, seven. “I want to teach everyone British sign language – the whole world.” Faiza, 11, says: “If children learnt more sign, it would mean I’d try to play with […]

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Who lost the most marks when cheating was stopped?

By Bill Hicks . Image copyright Getty Images It’s a conundrum. You might expect a less corrupt exam system to allow ability to shine through regardless of the economic status of the students. But research into an ostensibly successful anti-corruption campaign in Romania has revealed that one of the consequences is precisely the reverse of […]