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BBC News - Education & Family
The latest stories from the Education & Family section of the BBC News web site.

BBC News - Education & Family
  • A-levels and GCSE subjects culled
    Ofqual sets out the range of A-levels and GCSEs that will no longer be taught amid moves to toughen examinations in England.

  • Many young pupils 'can't communicate'
    A study suggests too many children in England are starting school unable to communicate well enough or control their behaviour.

  • Homeless children at six-year high
    The number of children living in temporary accommodation in England is at a six-year high, according to official figures.

  • Schools 'facing big budget cuts'
    Schools in England will have less to spend per pupil over the next five years, no matter who wins the election, according to analysis by the Institute for Fiscal Studies.

  • Grooming bans 'could stop sex abuse'
    Councils in England and Wales want new powers to combat men suspected of grooming children for sex, by using Asbo-style preventative measures.

  • Uni offers UK's first Urdu degree
    Manchester Metropolitan University becomes the UK's first higher education institute to offer students a degree course in Urdu.

  • Modern languages 'could be lost'
    A range of modern languages vital to the UK's economic future could be lost from schools in England, warns Labour.

  • Children's mental-health windfall
    Groups offering mental-health support to children and young people are to receive a multi-million-pound funding boost from April, the government announces.

  • Holiday ban hits poor, says union
    Strict new rules on taking pupils out of school in term time risk making family holidays a middle-class preserve, a teachers' union has warned.

  • Colleges fear for adult education
    Adult education and training in England "will not exist by 2020" if the government continues its "swathe of cuts", the Association of Colleges has warned.


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