Knife crime and school exclusions are symptoms of a wider malaise

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More and more children are being excluded, as the system gives up on young people – with dire consequencesIf a playground had a faulty swing that was regularly...

UK public pays high price for private schools

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The private school system allows the wealthiest to benefit at the expense of the majority, says Michael PykeIt is ridiculously inappropriate to compare “luxury homes, cars, exotic holidays” with the...

UK’s Prevent guidance to universities unlawful, court rules

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Court of appeal finds Prevent guidelines on inviting controversial speakers violate freedom of speechThe government’s Prevent duty guidance to universities is unlawful and must be rewritten, judges have ruled...

Cambridge University offers disadvantaged students second chance to apply

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Up to 100 places to be available under scheme as part of efforts to improve diversityThe University of Cambridge is seeking to increase student diversity by offering disadvantaged candidates who narrowly...

A rise in apprenticeship wages is tempting those put off by tuition fees

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Studying for free appeals to many who hope to progress their careers and, as universities raise the cost of tuition, getting paid to train sounds better than everApprentices don’t...

Private schooling at the public’s expense

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Readers respond to a Robert Verkaik article about subsidies given to private schoolsRobert Halfon, chairman of the House of Commons education select committee, is right to defend the principle of...

‘It’s not about my school’: teacher’s TV drama depicts stress in class

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Adam Simpson, head of English at a Cheshire school, explains how he combines full-time teaching with part-time writing“ONOMATO PO E.I.A. BOOM!, ONOMATO PO E.I.A. BOOM!” bellows a teacher to...

Pupils shouldn’t be denied LGBT lessons – whatever their parents say

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Growing up gay and Muslim, I know I would have benefited. Parkfield school should continue its ‘No Outsiders’ programmeParkfield community school in Birmingham has found itself in the headlines...

Set the children free – show them the joy of reading for reading’s sake

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To slip the confines of reality for 15 or 20 minutes is a superpower too few of our schools are nurturingFor many young people today, books are only...

Prevent scheme ‘fosters fear and censorship at universities’

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Just Yorkshire’s report, citing interviews with Muslim students and academics, urges closure of anti-radicalisation programmeThe government’s anti-radicalisation scheme, Prevent, is instilling “fear, suspicion and censorship” on university campuses, an...

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