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Sex education: Could consent classes help end harassment?
Relationship education is now compulsory in England, including sex education at secondary schools.

78bn wage hit from pandemic lost learning - study
The recovery spending on education in England needs to quadruple to prevent lasting harm, experts say.

Netflix Squid Game schools warning sent to parents
A council tells parents some schoolchildren are "aggressively" replicating the TV thriller's games.

Further strikes threatened at universities this term
UK university staff are being balloted on fresh strike action over pay, pensions and conditions.

Pupil abuse in special school secure rooms filmed on CCTV
An investigation has been launched into "organised abuse" in a special school in London.

Global Teacher Prize: Liverpool man named $1m global award finalist
David Swanston makes it through to the final shortlist after 8,000 nominations from 121 countries.

New GCSE subjects launched as part of Welsh overhaul
Engineering and manufacturing, along with film and digital media, will be taught from 2025.

Scrapping B-Tecs 'hammer blow for social mobility'
MPs and Peers back a campaign against replacing some of the vocational qualifications with T-levels.

Periods and low confidence put some girls off sport
The Youth Sports Trust charity wants girls to have a greater say over PE in schools.

Nadhim Zahawi vows to tackle persistent pupil absences 'head on'
Disadvantaged children miss out most from not being in school, the education secretary says.

Luxury student complex in Glasgow 'unfinished and filthy'
Students in Glasgow have complained to the provider about holes in floors, construction dust and flooding.

University of Sussex backs professor in free speech row
Anonymous protesters called for Professor Kathleen Stock to be fired for her views on gender identity.

State and private schools cash gap doubles - study
The Institute for Fiscal Studies says fees are over 90% higher than state-school per-pupil spending.

Duolingo boss plans to take on TikTok with maths
Luis von Ahn boss of language-learning app Duolingo, talks about taking on TikTok with a maths app.

Covid: New parents still struggling to access support, MPs say
The Commons Petition Committee wants the government to publish a "dedicated Covid recovery strategy".

Labour accuses Boris Johnson of recycling teacher payment scheme
But Boris Johnson says an extra 3,000 will lure maths and science specialists to deprived areas.

Essay mills: 'Contract cheating' to be made illegal in England
Offering to write essays for payment will be made a criminal offence in England, the government says.

School Covid absences rise two-thirds in fortnight
A snapshot survey shows 2.5% of pupils were out of school for Covid-related reasons on Thursday.

Exams: Covid grade inflation to be wound back over two years
GCSE and A-level grades in England will be returned to pre-Covid levels over the next two years, ministers say.

Schools warn about hoax anti-vaccine letters
Head teachers have warned of fake consent letters for Covid vaccines being circulated in schools.

LGBT freshers: 'I worried Oxford wouldn't accept me'
New LGBT students share their hopes and concerns as analysis reveals the extra challenges they face.

Covid debt: A baby, job loss - and now eviction
Tenants are being evicted due to rent arrears built up during the pandemic, an investigation finds.

Quarter of a million pupils to join BBC's Share Your Story
BBC stars and staff invite teenagers to share their stories to help recover from the pandemic.

GCSE media studies to cover Rashford's food campaign
Pupils will learn how social media can make an impact, by studying the player's campaign work.

'Surrogacy is absolutely what I want to do'
Women tell their stories as the number of parents having a baby via surrogacy increases.

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