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Overseas study 'means 40% go abroad'
University exchanges have a far-reaching influence on working lives and romantic relationships, says a study

Children 'failed in early years'
The future prospects of children in England are being hampered because society fails them in the early years, a leading health academic says.

Heads reject bad behaviour claims
Head teachers say claims about poor behaviour in the classroom are contradicted by the inspection evidence and threaten to undermine recruitment.

Call to offer HPV vaccine to boys
Scientific experts are meeting on Monday to discuss whether boys as well as girls should be offered the HPV jab.

Thousands of HK students at boycott
Hong Kong students begin a week-long boycott of classes to protest against China's stance on electoral reform in the territory.

Bid to improve early years education
Plans to develop a highly-skilled workforce to improve early years education are unveiled by a Welsh government minister.

Minecraft role for British Museum
The building and contents of the British Museum in London are to be digitally recreated in the video game Minecraft, with volunteers sought to help.

Pregnancy hormone link to poor maths
Research suggests children born to mothers who have low thyroid hormone levels during pregnancy do worse at maths.

Cash warning for university expansion
Plans that could increase student numbers by 20% have not been adequately funded, a policy analysis report warns.

Academy regulation 'too weak'
Checks and balances on how academy chains in England spend large amounts of public money are "too weak", according to research.

Nigeria college attacked by gunmen
Gunmen attack a teacher training college in the northern Nigerian city of Kano, with officials saying at least 15 people have been killed.

What makes a global top 10 university?
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is in first place in the latest league table of the world's best universities.

Heads attack no-notice inspections
Head teachers say that carrying out Ofsted inspections without warning is like treating school staff as "naughty children".

Music lesson boom sees guitar soar
The electric guitar has overtaken the violin in the list of most popular musical instruments for children to play, says a music exam board.

M&S offers online education courses
The High Street retailer is entering online education with the launch of a business course with Leeds University.


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