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Long wait for families to identify missing migrants

Human rights researchers warn of a "devastating" lack of information for families of migrants who might have drowned in the Mediterranean.

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UK girls becoming more unhappy - study

Girls in Britain are becoming more unhappy with some saying they feel ugly and worthless, says the Children's Society annual report.

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International schools advice panel meets

An international panel set up to help ministers improve education in Scotland meets for the first time.

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Secondary teachers union sets workload action ballot date

Scotland's second largest teaching union is to ballot its members next month on taking industrial action over "excessive" workload.

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Twins conjoined at birth prepare to start school

Twins Rosie and Ruby Formosa, who were born conjoined and had an operation to separate them, are preparing to start school.

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Labour leadership: Smith pledges to scrap tuition fees

Labour leadership hopeful Owen Smith sets out his plans to scrap university tuition fees in an effort to win over the youth vote from current leader Jeremy Corbyn.

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Private schools A-level dip reflects national trends

Private schools saw a slight dip in the number of students receiving top grades in their A-levels this year, largely in line with national trends, figures released by the sector suggest.

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Councils 'should monitor academy cash'

Academy budgets should be overseen by local authorities following a series of financial abuses, say council leaders.

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Edinburgh school parking ban encourages walking

A pilot scheme to ban parking outside primary schools in Edinburgh has led to more pupils walking to school.

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Nazi prank taints Argentina German school

Boys from an Argentine German school are being made to visit a Holocaust museum after a brawl with Jewish students over Nazi symbols.

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Parents face charges for 'free' childcare, nurseries warn

Parents in England who claim extra free childcare will be asked to pay charges to help make up for a funding shortfall, nurseries taking part in a pilot scheme warn.

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GCSE results show record decline

This year's GCSE results show the biggest ever year-on-year decline, blamed on an increase in retakes in England.

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Teenagers 'need better advice for A-level choices'

More than half of this year's university applicants picked their A-level choices without considering their future prospects.

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Parents 'struggle' to find holiday care for learning disabled children

Parents of children with learning disabilities are being pushed "to breaking point" by a lack of childcare during the summer holidays, Mencap says.

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Concerns over Welsh universities pay 'inequality'

Concerns are raised about the "inequality" of salaries at Welsh universities after it emerges 210 staff earn more than £100,000 a year.

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Student numbers fall as Scottish colleges adjust to shake-up

A spending watchdog says more work is needed to gauge the demand for college courses after a big fall in the number of part-time students.

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Ofsted boss in Isle of Wight row quits

Ofsted chairman David Hoare, who apologised after controversial remarks describing the Isle of Wight as a "ghetto", resigns.

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University hit 21 times in one year by ransomware

Universities and NHS trusts have been hit hard by ransomware in the last year, according to Freedom of Information requests carried out by two cybersecurity firms.

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Newry school students disqualified from A-level exam

The grades of a number of A-level candidates are cancelled after Sociology exam questions were shared on social media.

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'More Rio medal winners were state-school educated'

Medal-winning members of Team GB were more likely to have been state school educated, says an education charity.

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Teenage girls: Mental well-being 'worsening'

The mental well-being of teenage girls in England has worsened in recent years, says research for the Department for Education.

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University clearing 2016 'the busiest ever', says Ucas

A record 33,000 students found university places through clearing over the weekend, says the admissions service Ucas.

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Files reveal approved school drug trial plans in 1960s

Home Office doctors gave the go-ahead for experimental drug trials on children at two approved schools in the 1960s, National Archives files show.

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PFI schools built in Scotland 'owned by offshore firms'

More than 200 schools built in Scotland under private finance schemes are at least partially owned by offshore investment funds, BBC Scotland finds.

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Record university offers now 3% higher than last year

A record 442,900 people have been offered places at UK universities since A-level results were published on Thursday.

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Sturgeon launches school reading challenge

Nicola Sturgeon challenges pupils across Scotland to read from a list of up to 100 books as part of a drive to improve literacy.

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Record university offers as top A-level grades slip

Record numbers of UK university places have been offered - as top A-level grades fall for the fifth year in a row.

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Degrees have 'retained earnings value'

The value of a university degree in higher earnings has not been eroded by the increase in student numbers, says the Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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University to raise tuition fees for current students

Exeter University has told its current students that their tuition fees are going to be increased to £9,250 from autumn 2017.

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Fair advice call for A-level results

A social mobility charity is training volunteers to help give advice to state school pupils getting their A-level results this week.

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Labour promises return of student maintenance grants

Labour says it would increase corporation tax to fund maintenance grants and bring back the education maintenance allowance for 1.25 million students.

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Meningitis W: Students urged to get vaccine

Young people starting at university or college in September are being urged to get a vaccine against meningitis.

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Geographer maps Oxbridge success of London state schools

Some London state schools send more pupils to Oxford and Cambridge than private schools in other parts of England, research suggests.

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Parents 'struggling' to access free childcare

A report carried out by a campaign group reveals that some parents are struggling to access the childcare they are entitled to.

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Teachers urged to submit GCSE and A-level questions

A major exam board is to ask teachers to submit potential questions for GCSE and A-level exams.

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Scotland's Children's Panels launch recruitment drive

A drive is launched to sign up 500 volunteers as members of Scotland's Children's Panels.

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Firms offered £2,000 incentive to take on apprentices

Employers are offered an extra £2,000 to take on teenagers, care leavers and those with special education needs as apprentices in England.

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Youth services heading towards collapse, says union

A study revealing hundreds of youth centres have closed and youth worker jobs axed says services in the UK are heading towards collapse.

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Special needs pupils lack crucial support, poll suggests

Too many pupils with special educational needs and disabilities in England lack crucial support, a poll of education staff suggests.

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More than a third of female students 'have mental health problems'

One in three female students in the UK has a mental health problem, a survey suggests.

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Body image 'a problem for boys', says advertising think tank

Eating disorders, dieting and extreme exercising are as much of a problem for secondary school boys as for girls, suggests a survey.

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Didn't get the GCSE grades you wanted?

Teenagers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland receive their GCSE results on Thursday.

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Is university worth the money?

Many millennials regret the money spent on university, according to a new study. So should you skip the degree?

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Boy, 11, achieves GCSE maths A* grade

An 11-year-old boy achieves an A* grade in GCSE maths - five years ahead of his peers

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Ferryhill children's nursery burglars steal safe with 60p

Burglars cause damage to a nursery in Ferryhill to steal a safe which contained just 60p.

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Nigerian university tackles extremism and hunger

A university in north-eastern Nigeria is running projects to feed displaced people and prevent extremism.

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West can't go into isolation on aid, warns Gillard

It is no longer possible for countries to isolate themselves from events such as the refugee crisis in the Middle East, says Julia Gillard.

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Parent code

GCSE results are being published, and parents will have to react to the news. What will they really mean?

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GCSEs 2016

A guide to this year's GCSEs.

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GCSE quiz

It's the last year of the current system, which was introduced in 1988. But how would you fare against today's teenagers in the current exams?

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Girls on top

With girls' dominance on the university campus set to continue, we ask why more women than men go to university.

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Free lunch?

As thousands of students prepare to head off to university for the first time, here are 10 alternative ways they can help fund their education.

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Birds and bees

Sex and relationship education (SRE) in schools is often criticised - so we've asked a teacher to watch old videos and explain how it's changed over the last 50 years.

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Degree or drop out?

Students in university are more likely to start their own business while still in school - but what happens when these dorm-room firms have to grow up?

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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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