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Housing crisis 'creates in-work poverty'
Poverty among people who are working has risen despite a recovery in the UK economy, a study suggests.

Pisa tests: UK lags behind in global school rankings
The UK is still lagging behind at education, with little progress in international rankings.

David Beckham tattoos come to life for child abuse campaign
David Beckham's tattoos take on a life of their own in a Unicef film highlighting abuse against children.

Parents in north of England should be more pushy, says children's tsar
Parents in the north should learn from pushy southern counterparts, says England's children's tsar.

Segregation at 'worrying levels' in parts of Britain, Dame Louise Casey warns
Segregation is at "worrying levels" in parts of Britain with some women denied basic rights, a report says.

Almost 1,500 school pupils in Aberdeen given anti-weapons lessons
Almost 1,500 secondary pupils across Aberdeen have been given anti-weapons lessons in the wake of the killing of schoolboy Bailey Gwynne.

Ban on smoking in cars with children comes into force
A new law making it illegal to smoke in a car with anyone under the age of 18 come into force in Scotland.

National Teaching Service dropped, government confirms
A scheme to recruit top teachers to work in deprived areas has been dropped, the government confirms.

Faith school push will not 'help results'
Education levels will not rise if faith schools in England take more pupils on religious grounds, a report says.

Art history A-level saved at last minute
Art history A-level campaigners say they are "thrilled" by a last-minute decision to save it.

Schools asbestos claims hit 10m
BBC News finds councils in England have paid out 10m due to people who became ill because of asbestos in school buildings.

More than 250,000 are homeless in England - Shelter
More than a quarter of a million people in England are homeless, says housing charity Shelter.

School performance link to Brexit vote, says Ofsted boss
Poor schools contributed to a sense of being ignored revealed in the Brexit vote, says Ofsted boss.

Muslim families sending children to Catholic schools
More than 20,000 pupils in Catholic schools are Muslims, new figures have revealed.

Christmas card printing firm Schoolcardshop ceases trading
A company that converts children's artwork into Christmas cards has gone out of business.


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