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Two-year degree plan to cut cost of tuition fees
Students are promised the option of an accelerated degree course to save a year of tuition fees.

Special needs pupils 'spend years out of school'
Thousands of children are dropping out of education after being 'off-rolled', unions and teachers say.

Schools in Wales not aware of severe allergies, campaigner says
A campaign group says more than 100 schools did not take up free awareness sessions.

Schools admit informally excluding pupils
A dozen schools have admitted informally excluding pupils at some stage last year, the BBC has learned.

Expensive designer coats ban at Merseyside school
The ban on expensive designer coats came after discussions with pupils and parents, the school said.

New Zealand students say word 'trivial' in exam confused them
More than 2,600 sign a petition over the use of the "unfamiliar word" in a year 13 history exam.

Integrated school to use transfer tests
Strangford Integrated College wants to use academic selection tests to admit more than one third of its pupils.

Akli Tadjer: French writer to meet students in school race row
An author whose book was rejected by French students because of its Algerian theme is due to meet them.

Help for trauma in childhood 'fragmented'
Early intervention to reduce the impact of adverse childhood experiences is "fragmented" across England, say MPs.

School delay call for summer-born pupils in Wales
Parents say some children are not ready to start primary school when they are aged four.

'Offensive' student T-shirts are 'hate speech'
Students from Lancaster University were pictured wearing T-shirts with rape and child abuse references.

Rick Astley sings with Nottingham schoolchildren
A primary school sent the Never Gonna Give You Up singer numerous tweets and letters.

Rachael Bland's husband on how their son has reacted to his mum's death
BBC presenter Rachael Bland's husband reveals moving words of their son, Freddie, after her death.

'Tinkering' children make robots, planes and catapults
Primary pupils in Manchester take on design projects to boost creativity and problem solving skills.

'I do my school work from my hospital bed'
Ashleigh tells us how she copes with kidney disease

School isolation rooms: 'It was like I didn't exist'
More than 200 school children spent at least five consecutive days in school isolation booths last year.

University 'not for people like us'
The winner of a big education prize grew up thinking poor families like his could not go to university.

Where do teachers get the most respect?
An international study looks at where teachers are held in the highest public esteem.

Do schools help or hinder social mobility?
"Meritocracy is the big promise of our democracies," says the OECD. But are education systems delivering?

Is democracy having a mid-life crisis?
The anxieties of Western democracies are more like a mid-life crisis than a revolution, says politics professor.

Should race count in university admissions?
Harvard University faces a legal challenge over its student selection policy but denies unfairness.

University 'dual nationality' plan for Brexit
A UK university is to appoint staff jointly with a German university to keep access to EU research.

Should a university teach a killer?
A Norwegian university explains why mass killer Anders Behring Breivik has a right to be a student, regardless of his crimes.

Baghdad University makes global ranking
Oxford tops a global league table, with Iraqi and Jamaican universities making first appearances.

The chef using 60,000-year-old recipes
A top chef says his awards are owed to learning skills from indigenous Australian recipes and ingredients.

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