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Pakistan arrests over school attack
Pakistan's interior minister says police have arrested several suspects in connection with last week's massacre at a school in Peshawar.

May targets student visa 'abuse'
Home Secretary Theresa May backs a plan that would force foreign students to leave the UK after their university courses, in a bid to curb illegal immigration.

The hard side of China's soft power
A BBC interview with the tough head of Hanban, the body charged with promoting Chinese culture and language, does little to dispel suspicions of political control, says John Sudworth.

Record 500,000 started university
Record numbers of students entered university this year, but the gender gap has never been wider, according to annual admission figures.

Statistics watchdog ticks off Morgan
Education Secretary Nicky Morgan is criticised by the UK Statistics Authority over her use of statistics.

Minister in maternity leave first
Scotland's children's minister becomes the first member of the Holyrood government to take maternity leave.

Minister 'tackling' poor pupil funds
The government is "working on a solution" to avoid a drop in school funding for the poorest pupils because all England's infants now get free meals.

Primary school pupils 'still hungry'
Half of younger primary school children in Wales are still hungry some or all of the time after eating their school meal, the children's commissioner says

London overtaking Oxbridge domination
A major analysis of research quality, which will decide 2bn annual funding, suggests that London universities could soon "eclipse" Oxford and Cambridge.

Free school meals 'for 85% infants'
An extra 1.3 million pupils in England, 85% of infant children, are eating a free school lunch, the government says.

Boys 'held back by writing aversion'
A study suggests boys are being held back by their reluctance to write outside school.

Roma pupils 'need more support'
Children from Roma backgrounds in England's schools must be better supported to learn and achieve, a report by the watchdog Ofsted says.

Pakistan mourns its school dead
Funerals are being held in Peshawar after Pakistan's deadliest Taliban attack left 132 children and nine staff dead at a school.

Councils 'turn homeless teens away'
Children are ending up sleeping rough because local authorities are failing in their duty to protect them, says a charity.

School exam appeals drop
There is a large drop in the number of appeals to the Scottish exams agency after a major change to the system.


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