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Almost 30,000 lone parent families made homeless in England in 2017
Charity Shelter said single parents were bearing the brunt of the housing crisis.

Calculators 'a plus' for young mathematicians after all
Academics found calculators can also help students become better at problem solving.

More pupils take term-time holidays, data shows
But the proportion of parents being fined for taking children out of lessons without permission falls.

'Sexually motivated' former Bury St Edmunds teacher struck off
A panel hears a teacher sent inappropriate messages to a pupil at a school where he previously worked.

Exeter university students suspended over racism and rape claims
The University of Exeter investigate allegations of "vile" comments made by law society members.

Essay-writing company's adverts banned
UK Essays did not make it clear that work should not be submitted as students' own work - ASA.

Working dads lose out in workplace, say MPs
Many fathers want to share childcare but fear asking for flexible work, says report.

Teenager arrested over schools bomb hoax
A 19-year-old has been arrested after the hoax closed hundreds of schools across England on Monday.

University tuition fees: Why I crowdfunded my degree
Jo Garner was determined to go to university but she couldn't afford the fees.

The scourge of child poverty in the UK
The parents in Oldham who struggle to buy food and basic necessities for their children

How science GCSEs in England are changing
Students will be graded numerically on a scale from 9 to 1.

Few dads take time off work to look after children
An Equalities Select Committee report finds only 2% to 8% of fathers take up parental leave rights.

Teaching boys that 'real men' would stop rape
A project in Kenya is teaching boys how to intervene to stop sexual violence

Florida survivors: Don't arm our teachers
Students from the school where 17 died in a gun attack say arming teachers would add to the danger.

Billions sent back home by migrant workers
The money sent home by migrant workers is relied up on by schools in El Salvador

Lessons by boat, taxi and truck
'If children can't come to school, then the school should come to them." Lessons delivered by taxi, truck and boat.

Kenyan film school takes on Hollywood at Oscars
A Kenyan film school is a surprise challenge to Hollywood superstars in the chase for an Oscar this weekend.

'I forget my PE kit deliberately'
Some teenage boys avoid PE at all costs - even if it means a detention

England's top school
Two of England's top schools are Muslim schools in Blackburn. What's their view on integration?

Homework overload?
Reality Check teams up with BBC School Report to look at homework.

Tuition fee value
Only 38% of students in England say the fees for their course are good value for money, the Office for Students says.

The PhD pickets
As a pension strike deal is rejected, university staff say they are ready for the long haul

Relative construction
What is it like being a mum and son at construction college, and would they go into business together?

Reality Check
University staff have entered their fourth week of strikes over changes to pensions. But why is there a dispute over the size of the pension pot?

Cutting independence
Pensioners and disabled people fear losing homes ahead of housing costs support changes, it is claimed.

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