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PayPal urged to block essay firm cheats
Ministers call for payments companies to block essay writing firms, in a bid to beat university cheats.

LGBT lessons row: More Birmingham schools stop classes
The move comes as a campaigner says some members of Birmingham's Muslim community feel "victimised".

'We're not problems,' Send youngsters tell MPs
Seven young people with special needs tell MPs how the education system can better support people like them.

Lawsuit as unvaccinated teen banned by US school in outbreak
The 18-year-old is excluded as dozens of students at the Kentucky high school caught chickenpox.

Stillborn baby's parents help others with memory blankets
Mike and Trish White came up with the idea for the blankets after losing two babies in two years.

Fund to boost female and black physicist numbers
Astrophysics star launches a scheme to help female and black students to become researchers.

MPs call for tax on social media companies
Their report says the money should be used to fund research into the health impact of social media.

'You can fly planes': Students inspiring their siblings
The first-in-the-family university students urging younger siblings to aim high with their ambitions.

Revision tips: Sniffing lemons and squeezing ears
A study suggests "positive triggers" like smelling lemons and squeezing your ears could help revision.

Students save on fees, but Chile's universities struggle
Chile's universities are warning about a lack of funding after high fees are removed for many students.

My mum was a drink and drug addict, this is my story
Sixteen-year-old Tia says she wants others in a similar situation to know that life can get better.

Opioid crisis: US schools prepare for student overdoses
Teaching staff in Alabama are being trained in how to use injections to revive pupils.

Knife crime: Are school exclusions to blame?
Police bosses are warning the prime minister that school exclusions could be driving up crime.

Is the pressure on school standards fuelling knife crime?
School exclusions and knife crime are both on the rise in England, but are the two actually linked?

The good things about ADHD: 'It's my superpower'
ADHD can sometimes be portrayed quite negatively, so an ADHD parents' support group asked us to make a film looking at some of the good things about it.

Egg freezing: Behind the scenes of a fertility clinic
With more and more women considering it, what exactly does egg freezing involve?

Brexit: The choice facing British citizens living in Germany
What Brexit, freedom of movement and citizenship mean to three people living in Berlin.

Forced marriage: 'Dad said he would kill me if he found me'
Sanaz (not her real name) ran away from home aged 13 after taking an overdose in a bid to escape from a forced marriage.

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