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Female students urged to apply for top graduate schemes

Female graduates are less likely to aim for top jobs but are more likely to land them if they apply, research suggests.

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Girls less confident as they grow older, says Girlguiding

Girls' career confidence plummets as they near the world of work, suggests research by Girlguiding.

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Deal fairly with students, universities told

Universities must "deal fairly with students", says the competition watchdog.

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Sprinting quickens the mind, researchers find

A study says bursts of intense exercise during the school day improves pupils' focus and concentration in class.

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Perry Beeches Academy Trust: Critical EFA report delayed

A flagship academy trust had "special" treatment when a watchdog delayed a critical report, the BBC learns.

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The 100 things to do before leaving primary school

The 100 things children think they should do before they leave primary school are revealed by the Times Educational Supplement.

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University tuition fees rise to £9,250 for current students

University tuition fees in England will rise to £9,250 and the increase applies to students who have already started courses.

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New schools funding scheme to be delayed by a year

Implementation of a national funding formula for schools will be delayed by a year, Education Secretary Justine Greening says.

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Early university ambitions pay off, survey suggests

A survey suggests the younger children decide on going to university the more likely they are to attend a selective one.

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Universities announce fees above £9,000 limit

Universities in England are already announcing tuition fees of £9,250, before Parliament has even finished debating plans to allow them to raise fees.

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NSPCC issues warning over leaving children home alone

The NSPCC is urging parents to think carefully before leaving children home alone over the summer holidays.

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Working parents face summer childcare struggle

Working parents face a struggle to find holiday childcare as councils across Britain report a lack of places.

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Academy trust hands over running of primary schools

An academy chain that operates nine primary schools in Sussex and Kent is handing over the responsibility of running them.

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Labour warns of rising tuition fees

University tuition fees in England would face "significant rises" under plans being put forward by the government, says Labour.

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Turkey coup: Purge widens to education sector

A purge of top officials following a failed coup in Turkey broadens even further with the suspension of 15,200 education staff.

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Employers warn of widening skills shortage

A CBI survey suggests rising numbers of employers are struggling to recruit skilled staff and says it could get harder after the UK withdraws from the EU.

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Young suffer as pensioners continue to prosper, says IFS

Young people have suffered a drop in income since the financial crisis, but pensioners have enjoyed a significant rise, according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS).

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Academies warn Brexit 'damaging science'

An open letter to the government from UK academies representing science, medicine and engineering warns that Brexit is already harming science.

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Social media harms moral development, parents say

A majority of parents in the UK believe social media harms their children's moral development, a survey suggests.

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Boys 'twice as likely to fall behind girls' in early years

A report says boys are nearly twice as likely as girls to have fallen behind by the time they start school.

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Justine Greening 'open minded' about new grammar schools in England

Education Secretary Justine Greening says she is "open minded" about allowing new grammar schools to open in England.

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Brighton and Hove half-term change to help family holidays

Schools in Brighton and Hove are set to have a new two-week break to allow parents to buy cheaper holidays.

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Pre-school boys 'twice as likely to fall behind girls'

Boys are nearly twice as likely as girls to have fallen behind by the time they start school, a report says.

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Benefits of Asian-style maths teaching

The government is to provide funding to encourage a high-performing method of teaching maths in English primary schools.

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Over 40s 'have more babies' than under 20s

Women in their forties are having more babies than women two decades younger for the first time in nearly 70 years, official figures for England and Wales show.

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Beijing 'alley homes' used to secure school places

Competition for Beijing's schools means some parents buy uninhabitable nearby spaces to register as residences.

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South Africa exports online courses back to the West

A lower cost base and partnerships with western universities is helping South Africa to develop online courses for students around the world.

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Online 'university of anywhere' opens to refugees

An online university is offering 500 refugees from Syria's civil war free places on its degree courses.

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'Top universities to offer full degrees online in five years'

Leading universities will offer fully accredited undergraduate courses online within five years, says the founder of a leading US online university network.

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The new Sats

As results of national primary school tests in England are published, we ask what is new and different about this year's Sats.

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Sweatshop risk

Tim Whewell visits the special schools springing up in Turkey to help the refugee children of Syria's "lost generation".

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