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Suspensions from primary schools up
Official data shows more children are being suspended from primary schools in England.

Campaign highlights elder loneliness
One out of every five elderly people in the UK who feel lonely say they have no-one to turn to, a survey indicates.

High debt fear for poorer students
Poorer students in England may be put off university by funding changes that could leave them with higher debts than middle-class graduates, a report says.

'Let children erase online past'
A campaign promotes the idea that children should be able to delete their online past.

App tries to stop university drop-outs
Students at the Open University will have their working patterns monitored to see if they need extra support during their course.

Councils to be scored on Neet rates
Local councils are being scored annually on how well they reduce the number of young people not in education, employment or training.

'Glass floor' protects middle classes
Middle-class children benefit from a "glass floor" protecting them from slipping down the social scale in Britain, a study of 17,000 people concludes.

Poor pupils 'no better in academies'
A report suggests many academy chains are struggling to improve the results of poor pupils despite several years in charge of schools.

Charlie tops must-read school list
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is at the top of a teachers' list of books "all children should read before leaving primary school".

University access work 'fragmented'
Universities in England are urged to work together to ensure young people from less advantaged homes succeed in their degree studies.

More pupils try 'vaping' than smoking
More pupils in England aged between 11 and 15 have tried electronic cigarettes than have smoked a cigarette, according to official figures.

Rise in secondary school-age pupils
The number of pupils who will be attending England's secondary schools over the course of the next decade is set to rise by 20%, government figures show.

Poorest graduates 'will owe 53,000'
Institute for Fiscal Studies analysis of changes to student finance forecasts higher debts for poorer student, but savings for the government.

Rotherham children 'still at risk'
The police force at the centre of the Rotherham abuse scandal still needs to make "major improvements" to some child protection procedures, a report finds.

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


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