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Parents shelling out for 'free' nursery scheme
The government's 30-hour 'free' nursery scheme is being subsidised by parents, a survey suggests.

University of Kent boss given extra 45,000 payout
University of Kent vice-chancellor Dame Julia Goodfellow receives an extra 45,000 in her final salary.

Kitty Perry and the copyright lessons for seven-year-olds
A new campaign aims to make lessons about intellectual property infringement fun.

Carillion apprentices among casualties as firm collapses
The future of about 1,400 apprentices at training centres in England and Scotland is in doubt.

UK university could get EU funds post-Brexit
A partnership between Imperial College London and a major French agency will keep access to European research funding.

'Staggering' trade in fake degrees revealed
Doctors and a defence contractor are among those buying bogus qualifications, a BBC probe finds.

University of Bath vice-chancellor voted out in pay row
Prof Dame Glynis Breakwell, who earns 468,000, is the highest paid university vice-chancellor in the UK.

Dealing with debt: The mini-bankers learning how to save
Schoolchildren from Kirton Primary in Boston run their own bank with its own currency to learn about saving money.

Bayeux Tapestry explained... by kids
The 11th Century artwork tells the story behind one of the most famous battles in English history.

What 'Beads of Courage' mean to young cancer patients
Children undergoing cancer treatment receive beads to document their journey and one mum wants to expand the scheme.

Magician Dynamo surprises Hampshire youth club
The world famous magician performs tricks at a youth club and offers its members some advice.

'How skipping helps good behaviour in schools'
Pete Thompson holds the record for the most crossovers with a rope in 60 seconds.

Delhi parents to watch government schools via CCTV
Parents will soon be able to watch their children's lessons in real-time using their mobile phones.

UK student ambition exported to South Africa's townships
A UK project inspiring disadvantaged youngsters to apply to university is being applied to South Africa's townships.

Iran bans English from being taught in primary schools
The Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, voiced concern about the spread of Western influences.

Liberia's big school experiment
Is Liberia's controversial school experiment raising standards?

Tackling misogyny
A Nottingham school is worried about the amount of misogynistic language to which its pupils are exposed.

Fifty and childless
The childless couple trying to overcome their grief by trying to help others in the same position.

Dreaming big
The UK has the lowest percentage of female engineering professionals in Europe, at less than 10%.

Driving away depression
Like Minds: The little yellow car that's tackling depression.

Starting again
Dropping out of university felt like the end of the world, but Ben managed to start again and make a life for himself.

Worried about screens and eyesight?
Worried about the impact of screens on your child's eyesight? Get them outdoors, say doctors.

Gold award in prison
An outdoors expedition meant camping on a prison football pitch, but it helped turned around a young inmate's life.

Sofa surfers
Almost one in 10 young people rely on goodwill for a bed for weeks on end, says BBC research.

Career swap
Could professionals swapping their career for the classroom answer the UK?s "teacher shortage"?

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