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Children 'trust pets before siblings'

For children facing adversity, the importance of relationships with pets has been underestimated, say researchers

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Help for heads over radicalisation

Head teachers worried about protecting students from being radicalised are being offered seminars by their union.

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Gay couple wins parenting court fight

A baby girl should be removed from her mother and live with her father and his boyfriend instead, a High Court judge rules.

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Rotherham abuse warnings released

Fresh evidence emerges that authorities in Rotherham were warned about child sexual exploitation as far back as 2003.

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Deaf schoolchildren 'overlooked'

The National Deaf Children's Society is calling on the next government to help the UK's mild and moderately deaf children.

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Gordonstoun school abuse claim

Another former pupil of Gordonstoun public school in Moray contacts police over claims of historical sexual abuse.

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Heads warn of Trojan Horse threats

Head teachers warn intimidation is still continuing after the so-called Trojan Horse scandal, including dead animals being left in playgrounds.

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Lib Dems call for teacher pay rise

If teachers are really valued they should be given a pay rise, says Liberal Democrat David Laws, promising an end to public sector pay cuts.

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Play vital for children, says Hunt

Children are arriving at school unable to speak properly because parents are not playing and talking to them enough, Labour's Tristram Hunt has said.

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'Maverick heads stifled by Ofsted'

"Maverick" head teachers are being stifled by an inspection system that stops them doing their best for pupils, a union leader will tell a conference.

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PwC ends A-level criteria for jobs

Accountancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers is to stop using A-levels grades as a way of selecting recruits for graduate jobs.

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Boko Haram 'captives' come to safety

Nearly 300 girls and women who the army says it rescued from Boko Haram earlier this week are taken to a refugee camp.

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Stanford to open entrepreneur course in London

Silicon Valley's Stanford University to start teaching in London

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Emergency plan to help teach Syria's refugees

Emergency plan to help teach Syria's refugees

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University feeds 270,000 taking refuge from Boko Haram

A university in Nigeria is trying to help a rising tide of people displaced by Boko Haram violence.

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South Sudan's struggle for schools hit by abductions

Pupils preparing for exams are abducted, as South Sudan tries to re-open schools

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Can Lithuania turn brain drain into brain gain?

Can Lithuania reverse loss of young and talented?

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Seven big myths about improving schools

Seven big myths about why some countries are good at education

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France plans elite mega-university

A new university in Paris wants to create a "knowledge hub" competing with Silicon Valley.

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Could time travel really take place?

Universities examine whether time travel is really possible

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Photo of last wartime raid discovered

A previously unpublished picture has been found showing an RAF crew preparing for the very last RAF wartime bombing raid against Nazi Germany.

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Students offered lessons on drag art

A university is offering classes on the art of drag to drama and dance undergraduates.

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VIDEO: Doing the sums on school funding

Education is a key priority for many people ahead of the general election, but the issue has not featured prominently on the campaign trail so far.

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VIDEO: Do education spending promises add up?

The biggest Westminster parties have now all set out their plans for funding education in England after the general election.

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VIDEO: Cheating teachers jailed for 7 years

A group of former teachers and school administrators in Atlanta, Georgia are jailed for up to seven years for their involvement in a test cheating scandal.

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VIDEO: India schools: Good but could do better

India is making massive progress in getting all its children into school, but there are still weaknesses in the education system, a new report says.

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Worst things parents can say to exam teens

The parents' guide to what not to say to teenagers

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Anonymous students share class struggle

Low-income US students share struggles online

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A coming squeeze on schools

English schools face budget challenge

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An evening with Nairobi's 'Messiah'

The teacher who spends his evenings feeding street kids

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A classroom of firsts

If you are the first woman in your family to go to college

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How did Rwanda save 590,000 children?

How did Rwanda save 590,000 children?

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