Education

'Shocking' cut

[ad_1] Image copyright Rendell School Leicestershire schools are among the lowest funded in England – and yet almost half of them will lose under the new formula. Worst-hit is Rendell School in Loughborough, serving an area which is among the poorest 30% in England. Almost two-thirds of pupils are from minority ethnic backgrounds. It is […]

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Head teacher retains powerlifting title

[ad_1] Image copyright Lynda Banks Image caption Lynda Banks took up powerlifting three years ago A primary school head teacher has retained a British powerlifting championship title for the third year running. Lynda Banks, 51, competes in the sports’ Masters 2 class, which is open to 50 to 59-year-old competitors. The head of Inverness’ Smithton […]

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Illegal low pay for 20,000 nursery staff – claim

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Up to 20,000 nursery workers are illegally being paid below the minimum wage in England, analysis of government data by a childcare charity suggests. Department for Education data shows 10% of nursery staff earn less than £7.20 an hour the minimum for over-25s. The Family and Childcare Trust says the […]

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Record levels of poverty in working families

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Most child poverty now is in families with a working parent More than two-thirds of children in poverty in the UK are in working families, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics. This is more than ever before in figures going back 20 years – up […]

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The joy of stocks:

[ad_1] Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption Is everything getting too much? Welcome to the strange world of stock photos. There is a place where no emotion is understated. A place that pioneered “post-truth” before it was discovered by politicians. A place where both triumph and disaster are met with… perfect dentistry. This is the land […]

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Ultra-rich protect wealth with spread of 'family offices'

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The concentration of extreme wealth in London has seen a rise in the use of “family offices”, the study says The ultra-rich in London are increasingly protecting their wealth through the use of “family offices”, says research from the London School of Economics. These are teams of professionals […]

Education

Arts versus sciences

[ad_1] Is there enough support for students training in performing arts or is all the emphasis on STEM subjects? Pupils from Sullivan Upper School investigate. This report was produced for BBC News School Report. You can find more School Report stories produced by young people in Northern Ireland here. [ad_2] Source link