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Knife crime: I'm living on the edge, says student

Three young, black men under the age of 25. They fit the basic profile of those most likely to be victims of knife crime. Speaking in simple statistical terms, they are also most likely to be prosecuted for knife crime. Aged 17 to 19, these young men are hard-working college students who also love basketball. […]

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Heads warn of £5.7bn school funding gap

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Heads say that inadequate funding for schools is adding to the pressure on teachers Head teachers say England’s schools face a £5.7bn funding shortfall. Without an injection of extra cash, head teachers’ leaders say many schools will have to make “deeper cuts” or “face insolvency”. The funding warnings were […]

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Comic Relief: School shuns red nose plastic because of pollution fears

School children in Cornwall say they’re not buying plastic noses for Comic Relief because it’s better for the environment if they make their own. Pupils at Fourlanesend Community Primary School used items such as egg boxes and wool to make more sustainable and more recyclable noses, while still donating the cost of a plastic nose […]

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Parkfield School: Protests called off as LGBT lessons ended

Image caption Parkfield Community School previously said it had no plans to change its teaching A school at the centre of a row about teaching LGBT rights says it will not resume the lessons until a resolution has been reached with angry parents. Weekly protests against the classes have been held outside the gates of […]

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Adults-only inflatables night in Ipswich rekindles childhood joy

Groups of adults have relived their childhoods at an over-18s inflatables night. Attendees were given the chance to muscle past giant bollards, plough their way through a ball pit and drop down a 5m (16ft) slide at a children’s play centre and inflatable park in Ipswich. Gemma Moore, 38, said: “We just wanted to experience […]

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Women's college at Cambridge University to accept men

Image copyright Geograph/Keith Edkins Image caption The college said “going mixed” would open up places to students from under-represented backgrounds A college at the University of Cambridge is to start accepting both men and women aged 18 and over. Lucy Cavendish is one of three women’s colleges at the university and only admits those over […]

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Thousands of teenagers in care living without adults

Image copyright Getty Images Thousands of teenagers in council care are living in B&Bs, flats and even tents and caravans – with no live-in adult supervision, a report reveals. In 2018, 3,090 looked-after children were living independently, government data published in the Children’s Rights Alliance for England report shows. And local authority data shows at […]

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Schools need more help to tackle knife crime, says Ofsted

Image copyright Getty Images Schools in London are not well enough supported when it comes to dealing with knife crime, a report from the schools watchdog, Ofsted, says. Ofsted says that schools do not have the ability to address the complex societal problems that lie behind the rise in knife violence. It says these issues […]

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Nursery school heads call for secure funding

Image copyright Getty Images Nursery school leaders in England have written to Chancellor Philip Hammond, urging him to safeguard long-term funding for state nursery schools. A total of 251 heads have signed the letter, which they will deliver to Downing Street on Monday afternoon. They say state nurseries are the “jewel in the social mobility […]

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Opioid crisis: US schools prepare for student overdoses

Image caption School nurse Treasa Daly demonstrates how the antidote can be used on a student The US state of Alabama is pioneering a project to train school staff – including teachers, coaches and administrators – how to treat pupils suffering from drug overdoses. “Times have changed. Kids are getting things out of their parents’ […]

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Schools minister Nick Gibb MP challenged over funding by BBC's Charlie Stayt

Thousands of head teachers have highlighted worsening conditions in their schools. About 7,000 head teachers in England wrote to 3.5 million parents saying that schools are facing a “funding crisis”. The joint letter sent home to parents, warning of the impact of cash shortages, said a request to talk to the schools Minister Nick Gibb […]

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Ex-head of Birmingham BBC documentary school banned

Image copyright Wild Pictures Ltd Image caption Thomas Marshall and Baverstock Academy featured on Panorama in 2014 The former head of a school who starred in a BBC documentary has been banned from teaching by a disciplinary panel. Thomas Marshall, 50, ran Baverstock Academy in Birmingham when Panorama covered its work in keeping disruptive children […]