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Tuition-fee change savings 'unclear'
A study says the public cost of higher university fees and loans is "highly uncertain" and depends on how much future graduates will earn.

'More consider' an overseas degree
Rising numbers of UK students would consider studying abroad, according to research by the British Council.

Asthma inhalers may go into schools
Plans to allow schools to keep asthma inhalers go to public consultation, as campaigners say current rules endanger hundreds of thousands of children.

'Trojan Horse' probe schools named
A list of the schools Ofsted has been sent in to inspect over an alleged plot by Muslim hard-liners to seize control of governing bodies is published.

Education warnings 'six years ago'
A lack of a long-term vision for education in Wales, highlighted in a critical OECD report, were first raised more than six years ago, BBC Wales has learnt.

Men win sex discrimination pay case
Eighteen men unhappy at being paid less than their female colleagues win an equal pay claim against a university.

Competitive sport 'puts off pupils'
The majority of children would be happy to see the competitive element removed from school sport, a survey suggests.

New Family Court comes into being
A new single Family Court comes into being in England and Wales as ministers pledge to put the welfare of children at the centre of the justice system.

Teachers vote for strike in June
National Union of Teachers' conference votes for a summer-term strike over pay and workload.

Boycott call for early years tests
The National Union of Teachers has moved nearer a boycott of assessment checks for four year olds.

Three Scots universities leave CBI
Three Scottish universities become the latest organisations to quit the CBI over its stance in the Scottish independence referendum debate.

Teachers angry at online insults
Online social media is being misused to insult, intimidate and smear staff in schools, says a teachers' union.

Wilshaw takes charge of Trojan Horse
Ofsted chief Sir Michael Wilshaw is to take personal charge of the watchdog's investigation into claims that a number of schools in Birmingham have been taken over by Muslim hardliners.

Teachers' election year strike threat
The NASUWT teachers' union warns of industrial action in the run up to next year's general election.

Menopause 'worse' in too warm schools
High temperatures, poor ventilation and lack of drinking water in schools make the menopause particularly tough for teachers, the NUT has heard.


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