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'Research schools' for social mobility zones
Education Secretary Justine Greening is to announce six more "opportunity areas" with their own research schools.

Friends 'key to fewer school dropouts'
Schools urged to encourage pupils with poor grades to mix with stronger students.

Knowsley planning return of A-levels after shut down
Knowsley, which became the first borough to lose all its A-level classes, has plans for the exam to return.

Body anxious teens avoid PE, says report
Almost a third of 2,000 UK teenagers told a survey they avoid PE because of body anxiety.

MPs call for unpaid internships ban
Unpaid internships should be stopped as a barrier to social mobility, says a parliamentary report.

Poor public transport puts rural schools out of reach
Young people in rural areas are missing out on chances in education because of poor public transport.

SQA 'urgently needs to build trust'
Urgent work is needed to rebuild the relationship between Scotland's teachers and the country's exam body, according to MSPs.

Funding shake-up risks cuts in most schools, say unions
Government plans to reform school budgets risk cuts in most schools, say teachers' unions.

Oxford University college sorry for rejection email errors
Hertford College apologises after sharing rejection letters with all candidates via email.

School support staff 'tired and stressed'
Support staff in Scotland's schools are feeling exhausted, undervalued and stressed as a result of cuts, according to a trade union.

Numerical GCSE grades create confusion
There is confusion about England's new GCSE grading system, suggests research for the exams regulator, Ofqual.

Oxford University rejection letter turned into art
A student who was rejected from Oxford University turns her letter into a piece of abstract art.

Moderate screen use 'boosts teen wellbeing'
A study suggests screen time may improve teenagers' wellbeing - up to a point.

Llandudno Ysgol Maelgwn teacher taped boy to chair
A teacher taped an eight-year-old boy to a chair by his bare ankles for fidgeting.

Security qualifications fraud 'public safety risk'
An exam board calls for tougher action to prevent fraud in qualifications needed to work in the security industry.


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