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Will universities go bust if fees are cut?

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images There's a growing expectation that the review of student finance in England, headed by the financier Philip Augar, is going to recommend a cut in tuition fees.The first figure floated, £6,500, seems to have drifted up to £7,500 after complaints from universities - but that would still be significantly less than the current maximum of £9,250.With some universities already facing precarious finances - with borrowing,
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Police plea to schools to cut Northamptonshire gang crime

[ad_1] Image copyright YouTube Image caption Gang members in Wellingborough have posted music videos of themselves on YouTube Head teachers have been asked by police to try to keep pupils in education for as long as possible to help reduce the "epidemic of gang violence". Insp Daryl Lyon, who wrote to each school in Northamptonshire, said pupils at risk of exclusion could be referred to police for support.There were 3,918
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Black pupils’ schooling ‘dumbed down over special needs’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Why are black pupils disproportionately identified as having a particular range special needs? Many black pupils in England are having their education dumbed down after being wrongly identified as having one of a range special needs, a study says.The study found black Caribbean pupils were twice as likely to be identified as having social, emotional and mental health needs as white British pupils.The
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The robot helping a seven-year-old boy go to school

[ad_1] A seven-year-old boy with leukaemia is using a robot to take part in lessons at school.Sam's weak immune system means he can't be in the classroom, so the AV1 robot acts as his eyes, ears, voice and hands.A new government funded initiative is aiming to help children with long-term illnesses to participate in school lessons from home.Sam's mum Jude told BBC Radio 5 Live: "Perhaps most importantly for Sam,
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Perinatal OCD: ‘I was worried I’d do something to my kids’

[ad_1] A mother from Stafford who had "terrifying" thoughts after the birth of her son said she had no idea she had perinatal obsessive compulsive disorder.The thoughts were so bad that Amy Hill was afraid she was going to harm her two children.Two to three in every 100 women suffer from perinatal OCD according to the Royal College of Psychiatrists.Amy has received help from her local mental health team and
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Warwick University hires legal expert for rape chat review

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The University of Warwick has been criticised for how it handled an investigation into a group chat encouraging rape A university at the centre of a Whatsapp rape chat probe has laid out review plans after its handling of the investigation was called into question.Warwick University was accused of "condoning rape culture" after students who threatened rape in an online chat had their
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‘I skip school to demand climate change action’

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption'I'm standing up for our planet' A planned protest on Friday will see schoolchildren across the UK walk out of their lessons to demand action over climate change. We have been to meet some of the teenagers looking to take control of their futures. Every Friday morning, 13-year-old Holly Gillibrand, from Fort William, skips school for an hour.Her head teacher disapproves,
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Glasgow primary schools to trial car-free zones

[ad_1] Image copyright Glasgow City Council Image caption Seven Glasgow City Council schools will take part in the pilot Car-free zones are to be introduced around some primary schools as part of a move to keep pupils safe. Glasgow City Council said seven primary schools are to trial the temporary pedestrian areas for 18 months to improve road safety. The areas will be traffic-free at certain times while pupils come