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Cambridge University asks for help attracting black students

Image copyrightPA Cambridge University says it needs the “support of schools and parents” to help increase the number of black British students it enrols. A freedom of information request by the Financial Times showed some Cambridge colleges admitted no black British students between 2012 and 2016. The university told the newspaper it would not be […]

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Pencader student drops out over loss of care allowance

Image copyright Lucy Prentice Image caption Lucy studied business administration and animal management before dropping out of college Lucy Prentice has been her mother’s carer since she was 11 years old. But now she has quit her college studies in Carmarthenshire after two years because she would lose her £64.60 a week Carers Allowance. The […]

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Exams 2018: The 'myth' of the visual learner

Image copyright Getty Images If you’re a visual person, do you always need pictures in order to learn best, even if the thing you’re learning is a musical instrument? And what about aural learners who like to hear their information in order to remember it – do they need to listen to learn? What about […]

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Teacher recruitment agencies face fees crackdown

Recruitment agencies that charge schools in England “excessive” fees to find and hire staff face a crackdown by the education secretary. The move comes amid repeated warnings from school leaders that their budgets are in crisis. Last month, Damian Hinds promised head teachers he would work with schools to drive down unnecessary costs. Head teachers’ […]

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Streaming at five set me up to fail, says deputy head

Image copyright Sean Macnamara Image caption Now a deputy head, Sean Macnamara says his education was damaged by streaming Sean Macnamara was put on “the oblong table” for low-ability pupils when he was still in reception. No-one told Sean and his friend Billy what being “an oblong” meant – but they knew. Smart lads like […]

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Educate children to tackle ethnic minority donor crisis, MPs say

Image copyrightGetty Images School pupils should learn about organ and blood donation to help tackle of the “silent crisis” of a lack of ethnic minority donors in England, a group of Labour MPs has said. Demand for blood, stem cells and organs in these groups is particularly high and supply very low, their review says. […]

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'Pinball kids experience too much change in care'

Image copyright Children’s Commissioner’s office Image caption Anne Longfield says too many children are being “pinged” around the care system Thousands of “pinball kids” are being moved around the care system with too much instability, the children’s commissioner for England has said. Anne Longfield says nearly 2,400 children changed home, school and social worker during […]

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Head teacher banned for helping pupils cheat in SATs

Image caption Head teacher Karen Parker “bribed” pupils to sit their tests, the panel heard A head teacher has been banned from the profession indefinitely after helping pupils cheat in their SATs. Karen Parker, 55, “bribed pupils” and set off a fire alarm during exams at Robert Bruce Middle School in Kempston, Bedfordshire, a disciplinary […]

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Black applicants 'face more university fraud claims'

Image copyright Getty Creative Image caption Around 9% of students applying to universities are black Black students are more likely to have their university applications flagged for potential fraud or errors than any other ethnic group, according to data from the Ucas admissions service. Of the 5,160 forms flagged between 2013 and 2017, 52% were […]

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Twins in school: To separate or not to separate?

Image caption Twins: Is separation in school a good idea? Should twins be taught separately or kept together? Recent research says the decision on whether to separate twins should not be dictated by school policy but should be left to the families themselves. Here are the views of three mothers. Melissa, mum to seven-year-old twins, […]