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Muslim school challenges critical Ofsted report

Image copyright Google Image caption The Olive Tree Primary School in Luton is an Islamic day school that caters for nearly 80 pupils aged between five and 11 years old Governors at an Islamic school have made a complaint over a highly-critical inspectors’ report. Ofsted found pupils at the independent Olive Tree Primary School in […]

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Children draw their future job ambitions

Image caption Many girls in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Colombia and Indonesia aspired to be a doctor Young people in developing countries often have more aspirational career ambitions than boys in the UK, an international survey suggests. While boys in the UK aimed to be footballers or YouTube stars, their counterparts in Uganda and Zambia wanted to […]

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University of Kent boss given extra £45,000 payout

Image caption Dame Julia Goodfellow was awarded £25,000 for “remarkable leadership” A retiring University of Kent vice-chancellor received a final pay packet of £324,000, sparking criticism it is “one rule for the few at the top and another for everyone else”. Dame Julia Goodfellow was given an extra £45,000 in July, compared to the previous […]

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Parents 'shelling out for free nursery scheme'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Many nurseries now charge for meals and snacks Parents are subsidising a new flagship “free” nursery scheme for three- and four-year-olds in England from their own pockets, a survey suggests. Nurseries are making up losses by upping fees for younger children and charging for meals and nappies, a survey […]

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Delhi parents to watch government schools via CCTV

Image copyright Steffi Loos/Getty Images Image caption Surveillance cameras will soon be placed in Delhi’s school classrooms Parents in India’s capital will soon be able to watch their children in the classroom in real time, using a mobile phone app. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said CCTV will be installed in all government schools within […]

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UK university could get EU funds post-Brexit

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption There have been concerns from UK universities about losing access to European research projects A leading UK university has launched a close partnership with a top French research agency, in a relationship that could continue to provide UK academics with access to European research funding after Brexit. Imperial College […]

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Carillion apprentices among casualties as firm collapses

Image copyright Kyle Fitzsimmons Image caption Carillion apprentice Kyle Fitzsimmons is weeks away from achieving a higher level carpentry qualification “I’m really worried I might lose access to all my work,” says Kyle Fitzsimmons, who until Tuesday morning was studying for a higher level carpentry apprenticeship with Carillion in Liverpool. He and the rest of […]

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'Staggering' trade in fake degrees revealed

Image copyright Google Image caption A BBC reporter was offered a degree from the fake Nixon University for $3,600 (£2,600) Thousands of UK nationals have bought fake degrees from a multi-million pound “diploma mill” in Pakistan, a BBC Radio 4’s File on Four programme investigation has found. Buyers include NHS consultants, nurses and a large […]