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League tables changes ?toxic? for poor white schools
Exam league tables are stigmatising white working-class schools, head teachers say.

University of Southern California president quits in gynaecology scandal
The resignation follows allegations of sexual misconduct by a university doctor and a cover-up.

Poor broadband means Conwy valley girl does homework in lay-by
A 12-year-old is so frustrated by no broadband - she has to do homework in the car a mile from home.

Stabbed GCSE student refused exemption by exam board
The 16-year-old lost part of his lung in the random attack in a London park earlier this month.

Brightlingsea parents consider removing children from school
One parent said his daughter had experienced "nothing but trouble" since joining the school.

Ofsted admits some 'outstanding schools aren't that good'
"Outstanding" schools may not be as good as their rating suggests, says Ofsted.

Free school transport lost for 20,000 rural pupils
More than 20,000 children in rural England have lost access to free school transport, say local authorities.

Disabled boy sues theme park over lack of suitable toilet
A severely disabled boy, 11, says Flambards Theme Park in Cornwall is discriminating against him.

'Relax A-level grades for some medical students'
Entry requirements for medical degrees should be lowered for those from the worst UK schools.

Oxford University involved in Twitter row with David Lammy
The university apologises after retweeting criticism of the MP from one of its students.

Ethnically mixed schools lessen hostility
Teenagers at more racially diverse schools are less likely to have negative views of other groups, says study.

'Sharenting' puts young at risk of online fraud
Parents are compromising their children's future financial security with online sharing, warns Barclays.

Bereavement lessons: Talking to children about death
Jamie's dad died when he was just four, now his family want to see bereavement lessons introduced in schools.

Would you give your kids total freedom?
A father of six living in rural Finland has an unusual parenting style: his children enjoy total freedom in the house.

NUS: 'Very worrying' harassment on campuses
The NUS says more work needs to be done to reduce sexual violence and harassment on campuses.

The Teesside gym with treadmills for toddlers
Andy Gray runs GymFants in Teesside and it's an exercise class with a difference.

Does the UN mean anything to the young?
The United Nations is launching a global poll to find what young people think of policies affecting their lives.

Colombia's ex-fighters taught skills for peace
Farc guerillas have returned home, but they are often illiterate and unemployed and in urgent need of new skills for jobs.

London ranked top city for students
London has overtaken Paris and Montreal for the title of best student city, despite being so expensive.

Five charts that tell the story of diversity in UK universities
The University of Oxford has released figures showing 1.9% of students admitted in 2017 were black.

I wish mum's phone was never invented
A teacher's Facebook post about inventions her pupils wish had not been created is making parents stop and think.

GCSEs graded 9-1
As teenagers face this year's GCSEs, we explain the new 9-1 grading structure in England.

The father lost to postnatal depression
Vicky Clayton cannot give her son the thing he wants most in the world - his dad.

Learning about the trenches
The trenches and a 'battlefield' were made for students in the Highlands, but are to be opened up to other schools.

The adopted children confused by love
Children who have suffered abuse can often become distressed at the thought of being loved

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