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The mothers fighting to get their children back from Lebanon

Shelley, Jolly and Rachelle have all had their children taken to Lebanon by their former partners without their permission. They call themselves the ‘Warrior Moms’ and are fighting to get them back. The BBC’s Eloise Alanna travelled from Lebanon where she is based to meet them in Canada and the United States. Do you have […]

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Academy withdraws pupils from A-level exams over poor mocks

Image copyright PA Students at an academy in London have been withdrawn from A-level exams after they did badly in mock exams. Students at UCL Academy said they now feared having to defer their university applications, while others worry that they may have to pay about £450 to sit an exam elsewhere. The Association of […]

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University of Oxford promises quarter of places to poor

Image copyright Getty Images University of Oxford is promising a “sea-change” in admissions, with plans for a quarter of students to come from disadvantaged backgrounds by 2023. The university wants to tackle accusations that it is socially exclusive. Oxford will soon announce that 60.5% of its most recent intake are from state schools – the […]

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Morehouse College student: 'I want to change the world'

Dwytt Lewis is one of the 400 Morehouse College graduates whose entire student loan debt is being wiped by billionaire philanthropist Robert F Smith. Mr Smith, 56, is the founder of the private equity firm Vista Equity Partners and one of the nation’s most prominent African-American philanthropists. His net worth is estimated to be around […]

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Tackling skills gap ‘harmed by short-term politics’

Image caption There have been warnings of skills shortages and the need to improve training Skills training in England has been undermined by “short-term, disjointed and inconsistent” policies, says the City and Guilds training body. Chief executive Chris Jones blamed a constant churn of initiatives and announcements from politicians wanting to be “seen to be […]

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Too many children in mental health hospitals, says report

Image copyright Getty Images Too many children in England are being admitted to mental health hospitals unnecessarily, according to a report. Research for the Children’s Commissioner for England found children were often unable to get appropriate support at school and in the community. This was contributing to children ending up in institutions, sometimes for months […]

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Broomlands Primary: Does a 'stunning school' help learning?

Image copyright Andrew Lee Image caption The new Broomlands Primary cuts a striking figure in the Kelso sky At first glance, it looks like a giant crown sitting on top of the grass or a spacecraft that has landed in a traditional Borders market town. Whatever it might resemble, the spiky design of the new […]

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Further education college faces insolvency

Image caption Hadlow College was brought back from the brink of closure in 2002 A struggling college has requested to be put into educational administration, in the first application of its kind. The Hadlow Group, which runs Hadlow College in Kent, is being investigated over financial irregularities. If the request is granted next week, the […]

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Careers lessons push up GCSE grades

Image copyright Getty Images Teenagers taught about the world of work are more motivated to get higher GCSE results, say researchers. A careers charity study found pupils who heard directly from employers about the realities of getting a job went on to get better grades. It also seemed to provide the incentive for increased revision. […]

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The Moon landings: How one small step inspired a generation

Image copyright Science & Society Picture Library Image caption Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to set foot on another planetary body on 20 July 1969 It is almost 50 years since Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin first walked on the Moon. It was an era-defining moment and almost everyone who had […]

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The 'Brown Babies' who were left behind

Image copyright Lesley York Image caption Many of the babies were put in children’s homes, such as Holnicote House in Somerset When Babs Gibson-Ward was born in 1944, her mother’s navy officer husband did not question whether he was her father. “He honestly believed I was his child, I think because my complexion at that […]