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David Beckham tattoos come to life for child abuse campaign

David Beckham’s tattoos have taken on a life of their own in a Unicef film highlighting physical and psychological abuse that can leave lasting marks. In the one-minute film, scenes of violence against children appear as animated tattoos on the … Continue reading

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Parents in north of England should be more pushy, says children's tsar

Parents in the north of England should learn from their pushier counterparts in the south to help their children get top grades, says the children’s tsar. The Children’s Commissioner for England, Anne Longfield, herself a Leeds-based mother, said parents in … Continue reading

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Raised in the UK but 'blocked' from going to university

An 18-year-old who has lived in the UK since she was four has told BBC 5 live Daily that she had been denied a chance to attend university because she is classed as an international student. Agnes Harding from Dagenham … Continue reading

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Family matters

In case you missed them, here’s a round-up of the best parenting stories from the BBC this week. 1. A story to inspire. Meet the 75-year-old grandfather who taught himself to use Instagram so he could stay in touch with … Continue reading

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FACT SHEET: Reducing Recidivism for Justice-Involved Youth

The U.S. Department of Education announced today the release of new guides and resources to help justice-involved youth transition back to traditional school settings. The resources include a guide written for incarcerated youth; a newly updated transition toolkit and resource … Continue reading

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Booster bother

New rules on child car seats are set to come into force after March next year and have left many parents confused about what they need to use. Changes are being made to the weight and height at which a … Continue reading

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Asbestos in schools: Petition to protect children from deadly material

The daughter of a teacher who died after being exposed to asbestos at school, is warning parents of the risk to their children. Lucie Stephens’ mum Sue died of mesothelomia, a type of cancer caused by exposure to the deadly … Continue reading

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Faith school push will not 'help results'

Plans to allow new faith schools to increase the share of pupils they take on religious grounds in England will not improve standards, a report says. The Education Policy Institute research also finds the move is unlikely to boost social … Continue reading

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Smart money

It’s tough being a student these days. Debt levels are reaching crisis proportions in many developed countries, the World Bank says. And in many developing countries, aspiring students can’t get finance at all. In the US, where private funding is … Continue reading

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Committing to More Adult Schools by 2020

Acting Assistant Secretary Johan Uvin, Chief of Staff Carmen Drummond, and Deputy Assistant Secretary Kim Ford listen to Carlos Rosario student Senovio, a student in the culinary arts program. Over the last few months, staff of the Office of Career, … Continue reading

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