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Jamie Oliver: Axing free school meals a disgrace

School food campaigner Jamie Oliver has labelled Theresa May’s plan to axe free school meals for infants “a disgrace”. The TV chef, who led a successful campaign to improve the quality of school food, said the move “put future generations … Continue reading

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Tories pledge school cash from cutting free infant meals

The Conservatives are expected to promise an extra £1bn per year to tackle school funding shortages in England, when they publish their manifesto pledges. This will mostly be funded with £650m per year from stopping the free lunches offered to … Continue reading

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School choice

The election of President Trump has raised speculation about an expansion of “voucher systems” for US schools. These schemes give parents a “voucher”, backed by public funding, to spend on a school place in either the state or private sector. … Continue reading

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Exercise programme 'can reduce concussion' in youth rugby

A 20-minute exercise programme for young rugby players to improve their strength and balance could help to reduce concussion injuries, according to a study from the University of Bath. In a study of 14- to 18-year-olds in 40 schools, those … Continue reading

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Household Debt Makes a Comeback in the U.S.

It took nearly a decade, but debt has made a comeback. Americans have now borrowed more money than they did at the height of the credit bubble in 2008, just as the global financial system began to fall apart. The … Continue reading

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Rosemary sales surge during exam season

A High Street health food chain says it has had to order extra stocks of rosemary after research claimed the scent of the herb could improve the memory of students revising for exams. Holland & Barrett says there has been … Continue reading

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Governors stage 'strike' over funding

School governors in West Sussex say they are staging a “strike” this week in a protest over funding shortages. In what is believed to be the first such action, governors from more than 20 schools will “withdraw their labour” on … Continue reading

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Lib Dems pledge £7bn for England's school budgets

The Liberal Democrats will invest an extra £7bn in England’s school budgets, the party’s manifesto reveals. School budgets and the pupil premium for disadvantaged children would rise to protect them against rising costs. The party also promises 15 hours of … Continue reading

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University of Apple

Computer giant Apple is expanding its supply line of talented young people with digital skills, by doubling the intake of its European academy. Last year, the technology company opened an academy in Naples, in Italy, where students spend a year … Continue reading

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Labour manifesto pledges £25bn package for education

Labour has pledged to inject over £25bn into a “national education service” in England, its manifesto reveals. The Labour Party says it will scrap tuition fees in England, which were increased to more than £9,000 a year under the coalition … Continue reading

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