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School term time holiday fines rise 93% in a year

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Term time holidays were behind 85% of fines for absences from schools in 2017-18 The number of fines issued to parents for taking children on term time holidays has almost doubled in a year, Department for Education (DfE) statistics show. Penalty notices in England rose by 93% to almost […]

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Campaigners say they want Birmingham LGBT teaching abolished

Five schools in Birmingham have stopped teaching about LGBT rights following complaints by parents. Amir Ahmed, a lead campaigner for the parents, told Sima Kotecha: “Morally, we do not accept homosexuality as a valid sexual relationship to have.” The No Outsiders project was set up to educate children to accept differences in society. Do you […]

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Is the pressure on school standards fuelling knife crime?

With schools under pressure to deliver results, are they excluding students who then turn to knife crime? BBC Education Editor Branwen Jeffreys looks at the reality behind the controversial claim made by six police and crime commissioners and London Mayor Sadiq Khan. Produced by Tobias Chapple Read more: Excluded pupils ‘sucked into criminality’ Do you […]

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Brexit: The choice facing British citizens living in Germany

The continued uncertainty surrounding Brexit means the rights of UK citizens living in EU countries are still to be guaranteed. Instead of waiting to see what’s in store, an increasing number of British people abroad are applying for citizenship in the European country where they live and work. Germany was the place that welcomed most […]

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Lawsuit as unvaccinated teen banned by US school in outbreak

Image copyright Bill Kunkel A Kentucky teenager is suing his local health authorities after they banned all unvaccinated students from school. Our Lady of the Sacred Heart/Assumption Academy in Walton is battling an outbreak of chickenpox that has already sickened at least 32 pupils. The lawsuit brought by Jerome Kunkel, 18, argues his rights have […]

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LGBT lessons row: More Birmingham schools stop classes

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionLGBT classes protester: I am not homophobic Four more schools in Birmingham have stopped teaching about LGBT rights following complaints by parents. Leigh Trust said it was suspending the No Outsiders programme until an agreement with parents was reached. Earlier this month the city’s Parkfield Community School […]

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'We're not problems,' Send youngsters tell MPs

Image copyright Getty Images Children with special educational needs and disabilities should not be treated as problems, youngsters have told MPs. “We’re not problems, we’re not just disabled, we’re not just Send – we are human beings, the same as the rest of you,” one youngster, Ben, told MPs. Ben was one of seven disabled […]

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Students at university who are inspiring younger siblings

“Why do you want to be an apprentice and be a car technician, when you can go to university and do motor-sport engineering?” asks Alison. “Why fix cars when you can make cars?” The first in her family to go to university, Alison is now trying to inspire her three younger brothers, aged 16, 15 […]

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Egg freezing: Behind the scenes of a fertility clinic

With more and more women around the world considering freezing their eggs, how does the process work? BBC Health reporter, Smitha Mundasad, has been behind the scenes of a fertility clinic to find out exactly how eggs are frozen, and has been speaking mum of two Ali about her own egg freezing journey. You can […]

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Revision tips: Sniffing lemons and squeezing ears

A study suggests “positive triggers” like smelling lemons and squeezing your ears could help revision. Neuroscientists looked at how teenage brains work to help optimise learning. After working with Queen Anne’s School, near Reading, for around five years they came up with what they call “the ultimate revision guide”. It advises pupils not to study […]

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Forced marriage: 'Dad said he would kill me if he found me'

Sanaz (not her real name) was 13 years old when she left home to escape a forced marriage. Her story is not unusual for many young girls in London. Forced marriage became an offence in 2014 and since then there have been 491 incidents of it reported to the police in the capital. But the […]