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Numeracy rate falls among Scots pupils
Pupils in Scotland are doing less well in maths, according to the latest Scottish government figures.

Care home scandal families' plea to PM
Families of victims of the Winterbourne View scandal write to the prime minister demanding he shuts outdated care home institutions.

Children 'denied mental health support'
Mental health services turned away more than a quarter of children referred for support without help in England in 2015, a report says.

Cambridge University to remain with NUS
Cambridge University will remain affiliated to the National Union of students after a referendum of students rejected a motion to leave.

Child death inquiries to be overhauled
The system of inquiries into child deaths in England where neglect or abuse is suspected will be overhauled, says the government

Students face 'shocking' access gap
Young Scots from disadvantaged areas are four times less likely to go to university than those from wealthy backgrounds, researchers find.

A million more 'to live with parents'
A million more young people are likely to find themselves living with their parents over the next decade, according to the insurance company Aviva.

Exam regulator clamps down on re-marks
Exam regulator Ofqual is clamping down on the rules for re-marks to end the 'unfair advantage' gained by schools which want lots of tests reviewed.

Student loan mis-sold, says graduate
A graduate's complaint that his student debt has risen by 1,800 in interest in the year since he left university goes viral.

Online learning to cut tuition fees
A UK online university network is claiming a "breakthrough moment" as students can cut the cost of a Russell Group degree by studying part of it online.

Exam stress 'among teen suicide causes'
Exam pressures and physical health problems, like acne, are major contributory factors in the suicides of young people, according to new research.

Teacher 'caused' last-minute exam change
A teacher who allegedly told students what to expect in the Higher English exam sparked a near-emergency at the exams agency, BBC Scotland understands.

Wales has 'teacher recruitment problem'
Wales is struggling to meet its target for recruiting new trainee secondary teachers, new figures show.

Student suicide figures increase
Student suicides have risen to their highest level since at least 2007, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics.

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


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