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School cutbacks put 'education system at risk'
Head teachers say government required savings risk destabilising education.

University fee increases pushed through
Almost all universities in England can increase fees each year up to 2020, in a last minute deal to push through legislation.

Overseas aid 'should focus on education', say MPs
At least 10% of the UK's aid budget should be spent on international education, say MPs

V&A museum plans to revive design skills
A schools project is launched to fill the gap in creating a new generation of designers.

Private schools should offer parents 'thank-yous', says ex-Eton head
Offering benefits like discounted flights could generate a school community feeling, says Tony Little.

Malaysian warden investigated for murder of schoolboy
The assistant warden at a private Islamic school allegedly beat the boy, who later died.

New president elected by National Union of Students
Shakira Martin campaigned as a "black single mother from a working-class family" who had made the most of new opportunities.

MPs question government's 'grip' on new school places
The system is 'increasingly incoherent and poor value for money', says a Commons committee.

Hungary education law: EU to take legal action amid university row
The EU is taking legal action against Hungary over a law tightening control on foreign universities.

Take time to find a job, students urged
Graduates should not get too stressed about finding work, says the outgoing Ucas boss.

Food bank delivers at record level
A network of food banks says it has delivered record levels of emergency supplies.

Action urged on school holiday hunger
MPs and peers raise concerns up to three million children are "at risk" without school meal access.

Brexit university ?brain drain? warning
Academic staff from EU countries should be urgently guaranteed a right to stay, say MPs.

Northern Ireland schools face 'savage' cuts
Teachers criticise funding cuts planned if the Stormont parties do not reach a power-sharing deal.

UN warns of millions missing school in conflict zones
Warfare and conflict are preventing 25 million young people from getting any access to school, says Unicef.


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