107851230 socialcaremumanddaughter2 - Norfolk disability benefit cuts is 'robbery' says mum
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Norfolk disability benefit cuts is 'robbery' says mum

Image caption Marilyn Heath is the main carer for her daughter Sara Disabled people will be “locked indoors” due to increases to social care costs, a mother has claimed. Marilyn Heath cares for her disabled daughter Sara whose income will fall by a third because of changes imposed by Norfolk County Council. “To take money […]

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Rail firm offers free trips to university open day

Image copyright Getty Images A railway company is to offer free train tickets to all students going to a university’s open day. West Midlands Railway will provide free travel to the University of Worcester this autumn. It follows warnings that disadvantaged families were not able to go to open days because of travel costs. Anne-Marie […]

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'Grade inflation' means 80% more top degree grades

Image copyright Getty Images The proportion of students in England awarded first-class degrees continues to increase – rising by 80% since 2010-11, the university watchdog says. The Office for Students, warning of grade inflation, says for almost three-quarters of universities such increases in top grades are “unexplained”. The University of Surrey increased its proportion awarded […]

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England university applications hit record numbers

Image copyright Getty Images Record numbers of 18-year-olds in England have applied for a place at university, figures from Ucas reveal. The admissions service statistics show 236,350 school leavers – 40% in total – had applied by this year’s deadline of 30 June – 3,970 more than in 2018. This comes as a government review […]

107822319 warwickrapechatcase - Warwick University: Vice chancellor apologises for mistakes over rape chat scandal
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Warwick University: Vice chancellor apologises for mistakes over rape chat scandal

Warwick University’s vice chancellor has apologised for the way it responded to complaints from female students targeted with rape threats. Stuart Croft admitted personal and institutional failings, saying there must be “profound changes” to the way the university deals with complaints. An independent review has found a “legacy of mistrust” generated by its handling of […]

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Young people 'need help with independence'

Image copyright Getty Images Young people need more help than previous generations in being independent when they leave home, Education Secretary Damian Hinds says. Students could “struggle with the pressures of moving away”, he said. There have been worries about mental health and wellbeing problems among students when they go to university. And Mr Hinds […]

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Football team helps bereaved dads cope with baby loss

A group of men in Leicestershire have set up a football team to help them cope with the loss of their baby. Sands United FC was started by the stillbirth charity Sands to help men talk about loss and commemorate their children. Luke Wright, who helps run the team, lost his son Alfie nine years […]

107805782 kirsty - Welsh school uniforms to be cheaper and gender neutral
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Welsh school uniforms to be cheaper and gender neutral

Image caption Education Minister Kirsty Williams said parents will be able to make formal complaints to schools if they feel that it has not taken the guidelines into account Schools in Wales are being urged to have uniforms which are more affordable, accessible and gender neutral, by new statutory guidelines. Previous 2011 guidance from the […]

107808651 p07gfcbr - Cancer storybook Eva Meets Dr Mac aims to explain the disease's language
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Cancer storybook Eva Meets Dr Mac aims to explain the disease's language

It’s the storybook with a twist, but, according to a 14-year-old girl with a rare form a cancer, it could make all the difference to young people like her. In 2018, Lauren was diagnosed with stage four high-risk neuroblastoma. She is just one of three children in Northern Ireland living with the condition. She told […]

107804319 gettyimages 468094125 - Sats: A third below par in reading, writing and maths
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Sats: A third below par in reading, writing and maths

One out of every three 11-year-olds in England has failed to reach the expected levels in all three core subjects of reading, writing and maths. The Year 6 national curriculum tests, often known as Sats, were taken earlier this term across England. Changes to the national curriculum in 2016 resulted in the tests becoming more […]

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Greening attacks school cash 'horse-trading'

Image copyright EPA Former Education Secretary Justine Greening says it is “wholly inappropriate” for school funding decisions to have become part of a legacy wrangle in the final days of Theresa May’s premiership. There have been reports that the prime minister is planning a significant increase in spending on schools in England before leaving Downing […]