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'Guns and survivalists but no school until 17'

Image caption Tara Westover secretly bought the textbooks that she needed to pass tests for university There can’t be many people with a doctorate from the University of Cambridge who never got a single school-age qualification. But Tara Westover’s story is more like something from another era, than a tale of modern America. Tara grew […]

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The mysterious moments before sleep

Image copyright Getty Images How do you fall asleep? It might happen to us every night – and maybe sometimes more often – but it’s still a deeply mysterious process. An international group of researchers at the University of Cambridge is trying to find out what really happens in that drowsy twilight zone as we […]

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Map of participating schools 2017-18

This map shows the schools and youth organisations that are taking part in BBC School Report in the 2017-18 academic year. You can find participating schools and organisations by using the search box or clicking on the map to zoom in or view them by Local Authority area on the A-Z list. The numbers represent […]

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'I was 12 when I married a 35-year-old'

Image copyright Camfed Image caption Girls who are forced into early marriage are unlikely ever to return to education All too often girls in countries across sub-Saharan Africa can be married off an early age, trapping them in a cycle that is almost impossible to escape. They can be held by poverty, sexual and domestic […]

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England and US pull schools from tolerance test

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The first tests measuring cultural awareness and being able to spot fake news will be taken this year Schools in England and the United States will not be taking the new international Pisa test designed to assess respect for other cultures, challenge extremism and help identify fake news. The […]

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UK university could get EU funds post-Brexit

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption There have been concerns from UK universities about losing access to European research projects A leading UK university has launched a close partnership with a top French research agency, in a relationship that could continue to provide UK academics with access to European research funding after Brexit. Imperial College […]

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Theresa May pledges help for young on student fees and housing

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTheresa May says the government “has to look again” at the issue of tuition fees Theresa May has admitted a change in her party’s approach on tuition fees in England, saying she has listened to voters and fees will freeze at £9,250. Fee repayment thresholds will also […]

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University heads asked to justify pay over £150,000

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJo Johnson: “I do not want to read about VC pay in the newspapers” Spiralling rates of pay for university vice-chancellors are to be curbed by a series of new measures being set out by the universities minister. Jo Johnson urged institutions to show restraint, when it […]

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Poor pupils get less tutoring and homework help – study

Image copyright Getty Images Private tutoring is the “hidden secret” allowing better-off families to stop their less able children from failing at school, research suggests. Bright teenagers from poor homes get half as much extra tuition as less able pupils from wealthier homes, a report for the Sutton Trust charity suggests. Disadvantaged pupils also miss […]

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Fewer pupils expecting to go to university, says survey

Image copyright Getty Images The number of secondary school pupils in England and Wales expecting to go on to university has fallen for the second year in a row, a survey has found. While a high proportion of 11 to 16-year-olds (74%) do plan to study for a degree, this figure is the lowest since […]