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BBC News - Education & Family

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Children's early help 'cut by half'

Government funding of early intervention programmes for children and young people's services has been cut by £1.8bn over five years, say children's charities.

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Call for global school emergency fund

Millions of youngsters caught up in conflict and disasters should not lose their chance of an education, says Gordon Brown.

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Study reveals school segregation

A study of ethnic "segregation" in schools in England shows that most ethnic minority pupils enter schools where ethnic minority pupils are a majority.

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Budget pledge on speedier adoptions

The government is to pledge £30m to try to speed up the process of finding adoptive parents for children in care in England.

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Exam focus 'harms' pupils' health

Schools are on the verge of becoming exam factories that damage pupils' mental health and self-esteem, says the NUT.

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Student migration rules 'ludicrous'

The head of Cambridge University says it is "ludicrous" to include overseas students in UK migration targets.

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Rise in teacher vacancies in England

Nearly one in 100 full-time teaching posts was either vacant or filled temporarily in 2014, Department for Education figures show.

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Prince Andrew Huddersfield chancellor

The Duke of York is going to get a new title, chancellor of the University of Huddersfield.

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Wilshaw: Poor white pupils 'let down'

White working-class families can feel "abandoned" by schools and heads should be able to fine feckless parents, says Ofsted chief Sir Michael Wilshaw.

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Universities push for higher fees

Universities are calling for the limit on tuition fees in England to be lifted so that they could rise above the current £9,000 maximum.

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Child poverty definition is changed

Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith announces a new way of measuring child poverty, focusing on education and home life as well as income.

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Students 'turning to payday lenders'

Tens of thousands of students are relying on payday loans to cover their daily living costs, a survey suggests.

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Class divide in primary friend study

Researchers find children make friends with others from different ethnic groups, but social class is a more "divisive factor" than ethnicity for adults and children.

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Barbados school trip cancelled

A school cancels a £1,650 trip to Barbados because too few pupils signed up to go.

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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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Degree date for dissertation dog

A student and his dog have donned robes in Edinburgh at his graduation after the pet helped his owner complete his university degree.

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BBC trials 'mind-control TV' headset

The BBC, in collaboration with tech company This Place, develops a way people can select TV programmes using a cheap, brainwave-reading headset.

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VIDEO: 'We need to get better' at matching

The minister for children and families says the government "needs to get better" at matching children awaiting adoption with prospective parents.

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VIDEO: Sickness benefit 'set for overhaul'

The government is considering significantly reducing the amount of sickness benefits that some people receive, the BBC understands.

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VIDEO: Dealing with death in special schools

How a school is helping children with learning disabilities understand death.

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VIDEO: Who cares for child migrants to UK?

Some UK local authorities say they are struggling to cope with the large increase in the number of children seeking asylum.

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Hard task: Creating more apprentices

Can business take on three million more?

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Is academy status the answer for 'coasting' schools?

Is academy status the answer for 'coasting' schools?

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Schools put on front line against extremism

Schools put on front line against extremism

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Cleric's 'counter-terrorism' curriculum

Will young British Muslims listen to cleric's message?

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'My classroom gave me cancer'

The schools living with the effects of asbestos

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Three-year-olds stand up for fitness

The schools standing up for fitness

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