Education

Schools fear broken funding promises

Image copyright David JonesImage caption Schools say they feel betrayed over the money they will receive Schools in England have warned they expect to get less money next year than ministers have promised. The government said every secondary school would receive at least £4,800 per pupil in 2019. But councils have transferred money from school […]

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University stops making unconditional offers

A London university has said it is stopping making unconditional offers to would-be students, to ensure it maintains its entry standards. St Mary’s University, Twickenham, took the decision after discovering some students, given unconditional offers, did not get their predicted grades. There has been a rise in the number of unconditional offers in recent years, […]

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Do schools help or hinder social mobility?

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption In the US, social mobility is proving elusive for younger generations Do schools help social mobility and fairness? Or do they give even more advantages to the better-off? Even if they can’t make up for all inequalities, at least we might expect them to make the playing field more level. […]

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From Syria to Cambridge University

Studying with a mobile phone instead of textbooks, Abdullah Kattineh battled power outages and poverty to get his university place. The Syrian student from the government-controlled Tartus area recently started studying an undergraduate degree at Corpus Christi College. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-46035959

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Disabled young artists receive awards

The artistic skills of young disabled artists has been recognised in this year’s Unique Art Awards. The awards were set up by mouth and foot painting artist Tom Yendell who wanted to recognise and encourage disabled young artists throughout the UK. The competition, now in its third year, is funded by the Mouth and Foot […]

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Teachers urged to reject ‘divisive’ pay offer

Image copyright PAImage caption The union says teachers’ pay has fallen significantly in real terms Scotland’s largest teaching union is urging its members to reject a “final” pay offer, as a ballot gets under way. Members of the Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) will begin voting just days after thousands of teachers marched through Glasgow […]