107039955 p079t9pw - Morehouse College student: 'I want to change the world'
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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 […]

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Voices of children overlooked in family courts, says ex-head

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionOne mother describes how her abusive ex-partner was granted unsupervised access to their children by the family courts Family courts in England and Wales are not properly accommodating children’s voices and needs because the government has suggested “it would all cost too much”, their former head has […]

90823619 36acab64 1ccc 4875 aeba 5fde24b8c0f2 - School 'quiet' centre remembers Dunstable brothers killed in Newbury
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School 'quiet' centre remembers Dunstable brothers killed in Newbury

Image copyright Facebook Image caption Ethan (left) was killed alongside Aimee Goldsmith and his brother Josh (right) A building for pupils who need “quiet time” has opened at a school to honour two brothers killed by a lorry driver who was distracted by his phone. Ethan and Joshua Houghton, aged 13 and 11, died when […]

106960361 bastwellhill - Blackburn: What is the ward with Britain's highest child poverty rate like?
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Blackburn: What is the ward with Britain's highest child poverty rate like?

The red-brick terraced houses of Bastwell follow the steep incline of a hill above Blackburn. Well-kept but not fancy, these quiet streets seem typical of a town in north-west England. But an alarming statistic is hidden behind the neat brickwork, two in every three children in this ward is estimated to be living in child […]

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Poverty tightens grip on poorest children, research says

Image copyright Getty Images Child poverty is tightening its grip on Britain’s poorest families, research suggests. About two-thirds of children are living in poverty-hit families in pockets of some large cities, the study for End Child Poverty Coalition estimates. More than half of children in over 200 parliamentary constituencies are below the poverty line, statistical […]