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Extra screen time 'hits GCSE grades'
An extra hour of television, internet or computer game time in Year 10 is linked with poorer grades at GCSE, Cambridge University research suggests.

Controlling parents 'harm wellbeing'
Adults who were psychologically controlled as children by their parents are more likely to have poor mental health, research suggests.

Science and maths 'vital for adults'
Adults who lack basic science and maths skills risk being "bamboozled" and making bad decisions, according to a leading scientist.

Mid-East wars 'hit 13m schoolchildren'
The UN says conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa are depriving more than 13 million children of an education.

Privacy fears over children's data
The Information Commissioner is warning about a lack of control over websites gathering and sharing children's personal data

Schools 'demand money from parents'
At least 100 schools in England are pressuring parents or demanding they donate money, potentially in breach of the law, research suggests.

Boy's naked selfie recorded as crime
A 14-year-old boy who sent a naked photo of himself to a girl at school has had a crime of making and distributing indecent images recorded against him, the BBC learns.

Cameron launches wave of free schools
David Cameron is announcing the latest wave of free schools in England, as a step towards his manifesto pledge of 500 more over the next five years.

London school places crisis worsens
Pupils in London face a growing funding gap, with the school-age population forecast to rise by 12% in five years, suggests a report.

Higher fees 'cut drop-out rate'
University drop-out rates fell sharply when tuition fees were increased, according to researchers.

Student complaints scheme widened
From this term, many more students in England and Wales will have recourse to an independent complaints body when things go wrong.

Sturgeon unveils tests plan for schools
A new system of national testing is to be introduced in Scotland's primary schools, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced.

Stanford to open entrepreneur course in London
Silicon Valley's Stanford University to start teaching in London

Emergency plan to help teach Syria's refugees
Emergency plan to help teach Syria's refugees

University feeds 270,000 taking refuge from Boko Haram
A university in Nigeria is trying to help a rising tide of people displaced by Boko Haram violence.


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