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Four in 10 parents 'asked to give to school funds'
Schools are asking parents to dip into to their pockets to boost their funds, a survey says.

Students in Wales taking out loans to afford 'luxury' flats
They are taking out pay day loans to live in luxury flats instead of substandard housing, it is claimed.

Loneliness: The cost of the 'last taboo'
Loneliness costs 6,000 per person in ill-health, says a study, with calls to end the "stigma".

Great Yarmouth Charter Academy: Parents remove children
Parents say 20 children have left Charter Academy over concerns about its teaching methods.

Transgender pupils 'leaving schools over rights breaches'
Families are starting to take transgender children out of schools over human rights, it is claimed.

Quarter of 14-year-old girls 'have signs of depression'
The findings come from 10,000 young people's views and make worrying reading, say UK researchers.

Young people 'face debt epidemic'
A quarter of 18- to 30-year olds in England and Wales borrow to make ends meet, a survey suggests.

Domestic abuse: Focus more on children, says Ofsted
Schools must educate children about healthy relationships, say inspectors.

Young spend three times more on housing than grandparents
Young people are paying more to live in less space than previous generations, a think-tank says.

Housing money wasted 'propping up rents'
There are calls for changes to the way the lack of affordable housing is tackled in England.

Schools break law on religious education, research suggests
RE teachers in England fear pupils who do not study the subject will be unprepared for modern life.

SATs for seven-year-olds scrapped from 2023
Key Stage 1 tests in England are to to end but nine-year-olds will sit times table tests.

'Historic' schools funding change confirmed
Government confirms minimum per pupil funding levels but Labour says it's a real terms cut, due to inflation.

Honorary degree given to Sidmouth centenarian
Marjorie Hodnett trained to be a teacher in 1934, little did she know she would be graduating in 2017.

Wolverton Grammar School celebrate 70-year reunion
A group of friends met at the Buckinghamshire school in the 1940s.

Lewes school makes trousers compulsory for new girls
New girls are being made to wear trousers amid concerns over decency and gender identity issues.

Children of Karachi: From the streets to education
Pakistan's "street children" get food, clothes and money to allow them to attend a unique school.

10 university flashpoints over free speech
Free speech has become a university battleground. But what does the right to free expression really mean?

What's it like to start reading at 60?
Adult learners in Kenya get to read their first words, after a library opens in their village.

'Zero progress' on school places in decade, says UN
There are still 123 million children without access to schools, says Unicef.

Textbook revolution
New Turkish school textbooks omit evolution but include the idea of "jihad" - provoking a row.

Horrid or hero?
Horrid Henry's author defends the naughty schoolboy as Emmerdale actor Adam Thomas bans him.

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