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VIDEO: Is primary testing too stressful?

Media playback is unsupported on your device Head teachers warn primary testing is in chaos 29 April 2016 Last updated at 09:08 BST The testing regime for primary schools in England is in chaos and distracting to pupils, says the … Continue reading

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Schools could stay closed until August

Some Edinburgh schools could stay closed until August 29 April 2016 From the section Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland Image copyright PA A number of the 17 Edinburgh schools closed on safety grounds are unlikely to reopen until the new … Continue reading

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School bans ‘abusive’ swearing parents

Ebbsfleet Academy bans school parents over swearing 29 April 2016 From the section Kent Media captionA video of a parent abusing staff, because they wanted their child out of detention, was taken in the school reception area A school has … Continue reading

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Primary testing regime in chaos – heads

Primary testing regime chaotic, say head teachers By Hannah Richardson BBC News Education Reporter in Birmingham 29 April 2016 From the section Education & Family Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption Children take national tests at the ages of seven and … Continue reading

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Departments of Education and Treasury and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Announce New Joint Efforts to Protect and Support Student Loan Borrowers

The U.S. Department of Education today announced further action—in coordination with the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)—to better support the more than 40 million Americans with federal student loans. The actions build on … Continue reading

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‘Not diverse’ nursery report withdrawn

Ofsted withdraws ‘not diverse enough’ nursery report 28 April 2016 From the section Education & Family Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption The owner says the nursery is in an area with little cultural diversity Ofsted has withdrawn a report which … Continue reading

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8 Student Loan Tips for the Class of 2016

Nothing says, “Welcome to adulthood” quite like getting your first student loan bill in the mail. If student loans are your reality, here are some tips that may help you (from someone who is going through this too). 1. Don’t … Continue reading

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England degree debt ‘higher than peers’

England degree debt ‘highest in English-speaking world’ 28 April 2016 From the section Education & Family Image copyright Thinkstock University graduates in England face higher debts on graduation than their peers in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, the … Continue reading

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Care children denied mental health help

Children in care ‘too often denied mental health treatment’ By Judith Burns Education reporter, BBC News 28 April 2016 From the section Education & Family Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption Children in care are more vulnerable to mental health problems … Continue reading

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Warning on subject choice at 16

Too many university applicants ‘pick wrong subjects at 16’ By Judith Burns Education reporter 28 April 2016 From the section Education & Family Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption Some school subjects give students more options when they come to apply … Continue reading

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