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Newcastle University students targeted by cyber-scam
Fraudulent site takes personal details and course payments for fake university.

School exclusions: Record numbers for drugs and alcohol
New figures reveal schools in England are battling a growing drug and alcohol problem

Post-16 maths to get government cash boost
Too many teenagers drop maths completely after GCSE and it harms their prospects, a report says.

Students to have value-for-money contracts with universities
Universities Minister Jo Johnson says students should have contracts to protect their rights to teaching hours.

Half of pupils expelled from school 'mentally ill'
A study suggests if those with undiagnosed problems were included, the rate would be much higher.

University first-class degrees soaring
Universities awarding first-class degrees to over 40% of students.

How I got a first at university
The number of people getting first-class degrees at UK universities is rising. Three students explain their success.

Johnson attacks 'excessive' pay for university heads
Universities Minister Jo Johnson is going to challenge universities over excessive pay for vice-chancellors.

Chelmsford school will cut teaching hours from autumn
Head teacher Joe Wincott says cutting teaching hours is the only way to balance his budget.

Labour: We never pledged to write off tuition fee debts
The opposition says it would reduce the financial burden on graduates but not introduce a debt amnesty.

NI health and education benefit in 131m funding boost
Brokenshire announces 131m of additional funding to "keep Northern Ireland's finances functioning".

EBacc target for 90% of pupils delayed
The 2020 target for pupils in England to study the English Baccalaureate has been abandoned.

Tackling university drop-out rate 'is vital'
The national drop-out rate in England steadily rises, and London is the worst area.

Teaching union calls for school lockdown plan
A strategy is needed in case of dangerous events on school premises, a teaching union says.

Instagram tops cyber-bullying study
Seven per cent of young social media users said they had been bullied on the photo-themed app.

Extra cash in school budgets in funding shake-up
1.3bn to protect core school budgets, with cuts to be made on free school spending.

Call to 'overhaul' bullying in schools across Wales
Some schools are "reluctant" to record bullying in case it reflects badly on them, a commissioner's report warns.

Children 'exercise less as they get older'
The number of children doing an hour of exercise a day falls by 40% between the ages of five and 12.

Smacking ban would criminalise parents, campaigners warn
Campaigners say moves to scrap the reasonable chastisement defence will leave parents facing jail.

Secondary school pupil numbers set for 19% rise by 2026
The baby boom of the early 2000s is the reason for the increase in the number of students.

Schools failed fire safety checks in wake of Grenfell blaze
Cladding on two of the schools tested so far has failed combustibility tests, the government says.

Norfolk parents fined for unauthorised holiday absence
A couple are told to pay 450 in fines and charges for taking their children on holiday in term time.

UK university applications fall by 4%, Ucas figures show
Figures show 25,190 fewer people have applied to UK universities this year.

Schools in Derby a serious concern, says Ofsted
Ofsted inspectors raise the alarm over educational standards in Derby.

Nayland Primary schoolchildren 'helped' by new dog
A new "teacher's pet" is brought in to provide calm for anxious pupils.

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