Education

Would proposed finance changes help poorer students?

Image copyright Getty Images A government-commissioned review of funding for over-18 education has come out with its recommendations. There has been much discussion of whether the changes are progressive (better for lower earners) or regressive (better for higher earners). The key proposals for higher education are: reducing the maximum annual fees that universities can charge […]

Education

Anti-Semitism row: University of Essex sacks lecturer

Image copyright Tom SancassaniImage caption University of Essex has said it has a zero-tolerance policy on hate and harassment A university has sacked a lecturer after an anti-Semitism row over the formation of a Jewish society. Concerns were raised at the University of Essex over Facebook posts which had described “Zionists” wanting to create a […]

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Most parents reject nearest school

Image copyright Getty Images Most families do not choose to send their children to their nearest school, shows the biggest ever study of state secondary school choices in England. More than 60% opt for a school that is further away – usually because it is higher achieving. “Contrary to a widely-held belief, only a minority […]

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The mothers fighting to get their children back from Lebanon

Shelley, Jolly and Rachelle have all had their children taken to Lebanon by their former partners without their permission. They call themselves the ‘Warrior Moms’ and are fighting to get them back. The BBC’s Eloise Alanna travelled from Lebanon where she is based to meet them in Canada and the United States. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-48356501

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Oxford University promises 25% of places to disadvantaged

Image copyright Getty Images University of Oxford is promising a “sea-change” in admissions, with plans for a quarter of students to come from disadvantaged backgrounds by 2023. The university wants to tackle accusations that it is socially exclusive. Oxford will soon announce that 60.5% of its most recent intake are from state schools – the […]