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Number of secondary schools in deficit has 'trebled'

Image copyright Getty Images The number of state secondary schools falling into deficit in England has almost trebled in the last four years to more than a quarter, research says. Analysis by independent think tank the Educational Policy Institute (EPI) found the proportion of local authority secondaries in deficit rose from 8.8% in 2013-14 to […]

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Gender pay gap starts from graduation, data suggests

Image copyright Getty Images Women are more likely to be in work or studying after graduation than men, but earn less from the very start of their careers, official data indicates. Statistics show female graduates take home about £1,600 less than their male peers a year after graduation. Department for Education (DfE) statisticians said this […]

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School Report: What do children think about homework?

How much homework is too much and is putting in the hours at home beneficial? School Report teamed up with Reality Check’s Chris Morris and pupils from Sutton Community Academy in Nottinghamshire to find out what pupils think about working at home every night and whether it is a good thing for their futures. Source […]

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School Report: Do we get too much homework?

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHow much homework is too much? How much homework is too much homework? It’s a big question for pupils, teachers and parents alike. Reality Check went to Sutton Community Academy in Nottinghamshire to try to find some answers, working with a group of School Reporters from Years […]

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'Striking weaknesses' in adult financial skills

Image copyright Getty Images A quarter of adults struggle to work out how much change they should get in a shop and half cannot read a simple financial line graph, a study suggests. The study, from Cambridge University and University College London, found “striking weaknesses” in adults’ financial skills across 31 countries. It says financial […]

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University place demand to grow by 300,000 by 2030

Image copyright Getty Images About 300,000 new places will be needed at universities over the next 12 years, experts predict, making the higher education funding model unsustainable. A rise in the number of 18-year-olds by 2030 will push demand up by 50,000, the Higher Education Policy Institute says. A further 350,000 places will be needed […]

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From Syria to safety in Pakistan: 'We left children in Eastern Ghouta'

Mohammad Akram and Sughra Bibi lived for years in the besieged Eastern Ghouta area of Syria. They were evacuated and are now back in Pakistan, but they had to leave behind many family members. They told the BBC’s Secunder Kermani how hard their life was in their old home. Source link

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Illegal schools: Ministers promise crackdown

Image copyright Ofsted Image caption A classroom in an unidentified unregistered school, photographed by Ofsted inspectors Ministers are promising new measures to crack down on illegal schools, including new powers for Ofsted to seize evidence and question witnesses. A new legal obligation for schools to register will be created “as soon as possible” under the […]

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Back to school

We’re going for a younger sound in this week’s podcast. As part of BBC School Report day 2018, three disabled schoolchildren give us their take on life in the classroom and playground, and much more. Carys, Ashleigh and Kelsey take it in turns to answer questions pulled out of the Ouch tea caddy. Listen to […]

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Teachers who help set exams face tough new regulations

Image copyright Getty Images Teachers who help set exam questions could be banned from knowing when or whether they will be used in an attempt to clamp down on cheating. Exams regulator Ofqual has set out plans to strengthen the rules following claims of cheating at two top private schools last summer. Staff at Eton […]