Education

Universities ‘oblivious’ to campus racial abuse

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Universities can be oblivious to racial harassment, a report says Racial harassment is “a common occurrence” for many students in England, Scotland and Wales, Britain’s equalities watchdog says. Victims’ grades and mental health too often suffer and some quit altogether, according to an Equality and Human Rights Commission report. But […]

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‘Unlawful practices and buck passing’ over special needs

Image copyright Getty Images Parents seeking support for children with special educational needs face unlawful practices, buck passing and a “treacle of bureaucracy”, MPs say. The Commons Education Committee said the government had set councils up to fail by upping parents’ expectations while cutting council budgets overall. Already stretched families were being torn apart, its […]

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Plans for £26m tech institute at Bletchley Park

Image copyright Jane RussellImage caption The project hopes to transform the derelict D Block into an Institute of Technology Plans have been submitted to develop part of Bletchley Park into a technology school for 1,000 students. Milton Keynes College is seeking council approval for the £26m development of listed buildings at the codebreaking site in […]

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Youth parliament: schools must teach more life skills

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWelsh Youth Parliament member Tommy Church makes the case for teaching life skills Schools should teach more life skills to avoid producing “A* robots with no knowledge of the real world”, the Welsh Youth Parliament has said. Its first major review suggested life skills such as dealing […]

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Woman finds her childhood book in museum

Image copyright Museum of English Rural LifeImage caption Zoe identified her childhood copy of The Secret Garden by the hieroglyphics inside When a little girl wrote her name in hieroglyphics in a front cover, she didn’t realise it would reunite her with the book decades later. As children in Reading, England, Zoe Andrews and her […]

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Primary schools give free food to hungry families

Image caption Schools are going to have “community fridges” where parents can take home food The biggest primary school academy trust in England is to give food to parents to prevent “family hunger”. The Reach2 trust is going to put “community fridges” in its schools to provide food for families who otherwise would not be […]