Education

School spending on pupils cut by 8%, says IFS

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Schools say the research proves budgets have not been protected The amount of per pupil spending in England’s schools has fallen by 8% since 2010, says an analysis by the Institute for Fiscal Studies. The study says rising pupil numbers – and cuts to local authorities and sixth form […]

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Prince Charles launches research for an 'uncertain world'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Prince Charles says that objective evidence is needed now more than ever Prince Charles is launching a major research initiative with the University of Cambridge, addressing the challenges of a time “full of uncertainty”. Businesses and academics are being brought together to address the “most pressing” global challenges, in […]

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University entry 'should be background, not just exams'

Image copyright Getty Images The university access watchdog says students’ backgrounds should be taken into account when awarding places, to improve “equality of opportunity”. A-level grades are a “robust measure” only if the applicants’ “context” is also considered, Chris Millward says. Many universities give extra help to disadvantaged applicants – but a report warns of […]

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A mother's place 'is in the home'

Image copyright Getty Images A woman’s place may no longer be in the home – but if she has pre-school children, it should be, according to an annual survey of social attitudes. Only 7% of British Social Attitudes survey interviewees felt mothers of under-5s should have full-time jobs. Part-time work was judged acceptable by 38% […]

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The problem children who are really victims

Image copyright Getty Images Child L is the kind of 15-year-old that police, education and social services might consider a problem. He goes out every evening and often does not come home at night. He regularly misses school. His teachers find him disruptive and struggle with his behaviour. He has started hanging out in a […]

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Kids baffled by YouTube and Instagram terms

The terms and conditions of sites like YouTube and Facebook require a reading age of at least 18 to be properly understood, the BBC has found. The minimum age to use apps is 13. Firms could be breaching European data rules, which require them to clearly spell out how they use personal data. But many […]