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BBC News - Education & Family

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Campaign highlights elder loneliness

One out of every five elderly people in the UK who feel lonely say they have no-one to turn to, a survey indicates.

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High debt fear for poorer students

Poorer students in England may be put off university by funding changes that could leave them with higher debts than middle-class graduates, a report says.

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'Let children erase online past'

A campaign promotes the idea that children should be able to delete their online past.

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App tries to stop university drop-outs

Students at the Open University will have their working patterns monitored to see if they need extra support during their course.

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Councils to be scored on Neet rates

Local councils are being scored annually on how well they reduce the number of young people not in education, employment or training.

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'Glass floor' protects middle classes

Middle-class children benefit from a "glass floor" protecting them from slipping down the social scale in Britain, a study of 17,000 people concludes.

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Poor pupils 'no better in academies'

A report suggests many academy chains are struggling to improve the results of poor pupils despite several years in charge of schools.

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Charlie tops must-read school list

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is at the top of a teachers' list of books "all children should read before leaving primary school".

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University access work 'fragmented'

Universities in England are urged to work together to ensure young people from less advantaged homes succeed in their degree studies.

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More pupils try 'vaping' than smoking

More pupils in England aged between 11 and 15 have tried electronic cigarettes than have smoked a cigarette, according to official figures.

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Rise in secondary school-age pupils

The number of pupils who will be attending England's secondary schools over the course of the next decade is set to rise by 20%, government figures show.

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Poorest graduates 'will owe £53,000'

Institute for Fiscal Studies analysis of changes to student finance forecasts higher debts for poorer student, but savings for the government.

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Rotherham children 'still at risk'

The police force at the centre of the Rotherham abuse scandal still needs to make "major improvements" to some child protection procedures, a report finds.

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'Meltdown' in FE college finances

There has been a "rapid decline" in the finances of the further education sector in England, warns the public spending watchdog.

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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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London campus fails to sign students

No students are signed up for University of South Wales courses in London, a year after they are launched with a budget of £750,000.

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Ex-footballer gets genetics degree

Former Swansea City footballer Guillermo Bauza gains a first class honours university degree in medical genetics.

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VIDEO: 'Glass-floor' block on social mobility

Robert Pigott reports on a study which shows middle-class families are stopping less well-off children from getting the better-paid jobs.

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VIDEO: Students' views on scrapping of grants

Students from the poorest backgrounds in England will graduate owing up to £53,000 after maintenance grants are replaced by loans, a think tank has suggested.

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VIDEO: Does Sweden's free school model work?

Sweden once excelled in international education tests but it has just set up a commission to look at why it has fallen further and faster than any other country.

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VIDEO: Rotherham abuse: Police 'more to do'

South Yorkshire Police says progress is being made after its role in preventing the Rotherham child abuse scandal was criticised.

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Reaching the parts others cannot teach

Reaching those others cannot teach

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Can you make schools integrate?

How do you make schools integrate?

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Top books: one young reader's verdict

One child's verdict on teachers' must reads

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Russian students targeted as recruits by Islamic State

Why Russian students are targets for Islamic State

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Birmingham reacts to 'oldest' Koran

What does it mean for the city where it was discovered?

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The airlift education scholarship that changed the world

The scholarship that brought Obama's father to the US

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