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Labour leadership: Smith pledges to scrap tuition fees
Labour leadership hopeful Owen Smith sets out his plans to scrap university tuition fees in an effort to win over the youth vote from current leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Private schools A-level dip reflects national trends
Private schools saw a slight dip in the number of students receiving top grades in their A-levels this year, largely in line with national trends, figures released by the sector suggest.

Councils 'should monitor academy cash'
Academy budgets should be overseen by local authorities following a series of financial abuses, say council leaders.

Edinburgh school parking ban encourages walking
A pilot scheme to ban parking outside primary schools in Edinburgh has led to more pupils walking to school.

Nazi prank taints Argentina German school
Boys from an Argentine German school are being made to visit a Holocaust museum after a brawl with Jewish students over Nazi symbols.

Parents face charges for 'free' childcare, nurseries warn
Parents in England who claim extra free childcare will be asked to pay charges to help make up for a funding shortfall, nurseries taking part in a pilot scheme warn.

GCSE results show record decline
This year's GCSE results show the biggest ever year-on-year decline, blamed on an increase in retakes in England.

Teenagers 'need better advice for A-level choices'
More than half of this year's university applicants picked their A-level choices without considering their future prospects.

Parents 'struggle' to find holiday care for learning disabled children
Parents of children with learning disabilities are being pushed "to breaking point" by a lack of childcare during the summer holidays, Mencap says.

Concerns over Welsh universities pay 'inequality'
Concerns are raised about the "inequality" of salaries at Welsh universities after it emerges 210 staff earn more than 100,000 a year.

Student numbers fall as Scottish colleges adjust to shake-up
A spending watchdog says more work is needed to gauge the demand for college courses after a big fall in the number of part-time students.

Ofsted boss in Isle of Wight row quits
Ofsted chairman David Hoare, who apologised after controversial remarks describing the Isle of Wight as a "ghetto", resigns.

University hit 21 times in one year by ransomware
Universities and NHS trusts have been hit hard by ransomware in the last year, according to Freedom of Information requests carried out by two cybersecurity firms.

Newry school students disqualified from A-level exam
The grades of a number of A-level candidates are cancelled after Sociology exam questions were shared on social media.

'More Rio medal winners were state-school educated'
Medal-winning members of Team GB were more likely to have been state school educated, says an education charity.


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