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Avoid criminalising children, say MPs
Crime-recording rules should be changed to avoid criminalising children for "trivial misbehaviour", MPs say in a report.

Call to rethink tuition fee subsidies
Poorer students and colleges in Wales should be the priorities for money used to subsidise tuition fees, opposition parties in the assembly say.

Fostered children 'get better grades'
Children in foster care make better educational progress than vulnerable children who remain with their birth parents, research suggests.

Parents 'avoid mental health talks'
More than half of parents in England have never spoken to their children about stress, anxiety and depression, a survey suggests.

Religious education 'needs overhaul'
Religious education in England's schools needs a total overhaul to bring the subject into the 21st Century, argues a report.

MPs and councils in abuse inquiry
The Anglican and Catholic churches, three councils, and both current and former MPs are to be investigated by the inquiry into child sexual abuse, its chair says.

More unqualified teachers in schools
More than one in 10 schools in England are using more unqualified staff to teach lessons in response to growing teacher shortages, research suggests.

Plans to regulate madrassas published
The government has set out draft plans to regulate madrassas.

Three children die in council's care
Three children died during an inspection into a council's "inadequate" children's services, an Ofsted report reveals.

One in five children obese in Year 6
One in 10 children was obese at the start of primary school in England last year but one in five was obese by the end, according to new figures.

Schools 'braced for 16% budget cuts'
Councils across Wales have warned schools to prepare for budget cuts of around 16% over the next three years, a teaching union says.

College merger programme 'a failure'
A college merger programme is called "a failure" by lecturers, who say it "largely failed to deliver what it promised".

Stanford to open entrepreneur course in London
Silicon Valley's Stanford University to start teaching in London

Emergency plan to help teach Syria's refugees
Emergency plan to help teach Syria's refugees

University feeds 270,000 taking refuge from Boko Haram
A university in Nigeria is trying to help a rising tide of people displaced by Boko Haram violence.

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