Young suffer as pensioners continue to prosper, says IFS

BBC - Tue, 19/07/2016 - 09:03
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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Pre-school boys 'twice as likely to fall behind girls'

BBC - Mon, 18/07/2016 - 13:05
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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Social media harms moral development, parents say

BBC - Mon, 18/07/2016 - 12:11
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

BBC - Mon, 18/07/2016 - 00:08
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

BBC - Sun, 17/07/2016 - 15:17
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

BBC - Fri, 15/07/2016 - 13:42
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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Outdoor learning 'boosts children's development'

BBC - Fri, 15/07/2016 - 09:37
Outdoor learning can have a positive impact on children's development but it needs to be formally adopted by national curricula, a report suggests.
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Extra 750,000 school places needed in population surge

BBC - Fri, 15/07/2016 - 09:31
An official school population forecast says pupil numbers will rise by a further 10% in the next decade.
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100 cancel Aberystwyth University places after Brexit

BBC - Fri, 15/07/2016 - 06:16
More than 100 prospective European students withdraw applications to study at a Welsh university following the European referendum result.
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Texting parents boosts maths grades, study suggests

BBC - Fri, 15/07/2016 - 02:18
Texts from schools to parents about tests and homework can boost pupils' maths grades by the equivalent of a month in class, research suggests.
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Justine Greening appointed new education secretary

BBC - Thu, 14/07/2016 - 18:46
Justine Greening, who went to school in a Rotherham comprehensive, has been appointed as education secretary in Theresa May's Cabinet reshuffle.
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Free nursery place take-up 'scandalously poor'

BBC - Thu, 14/07/2016 - 15:14
The struggle to get the poorest two-year-olds to take up free nursery places is highlighted by Sir Michael Wilshaw.
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Greening's in-tray

BBC - Thu, 14/07/2016 - 14:26
Justine Greening, the new education secretary, will have to decide whether to press on with controversial plans for England's schools.
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Student financial support 'not being evaluated' by universities

BBC - Thu, 14/07/2016 - 01:09
Many universities are not evaluating how the financial support they offer poorer students is benefiting them, a report says.
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Over 40s 'have more babies' than under 20s

BBC - Wed, 13/07/2016 - 15:44
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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Cease funding overseas private schools, UK urged

BBC - Wed, 13/07/2016 - 15:15
The UK government should stop funding low-cost private schools in developing countries, campaigners say.
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Private tutors 'must face criminal records checks'

BBC - Wed, 13/07/2016 - 14:56
All self-employed tutors should be legally required to have a criminal record check before they can offer private lessons to children in the UK, children's charity the NSPCC says.
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Marriage on the decline as singles rise

BBC - Wed, 13/07/2016 - 13:49
The percentage of people aged 16 and over in England and Wales who are married has fallen to its lowest level since 2002, official figures show.
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Action urged over social workers' loads

BBC - Wed, 13/07/2016 - 03:49
Ministers must tackle high drop-out rates among social workers who are grappling with immense pressure and increasing workloads, a report says.
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Benefits of Asian-style maths teaching

BBC - Tue, 12/07/2016 - 21:34
The government is to provide funding to encourage a high-performing method of teaching maths in English primary schools.
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