Education & Family

University staff strike over pay and pensions

Raj Jethwa, chief executive of the Universities and College Employers Association (UCEA), which has 174 member organisations, called the strikes over pay an...

School Covid absence up 60% in England in two weeks

The latest school attendance figures show another spike in pupil Covid rates.

University strikes: Will classes be cancelled?

Staff are walking out for three days, from Wednesday 1 to Friday 3 December, at 58 universities, including some of the UK's biggest...

Covid: Secondary school pupils in England advised to wear masks

Ministers want to make sure education settings are "as safe as possible" amid new variant fears.

Meditation could replace school detention, suggests councillor

A Nottingham city councillor suggests a shake-up of the "punitive culture" at schools in the city.

Children’s grief charity shares letters to help with loss

Mark Lemon, whose dad was murdered, encourages young people to write a letter to their younger self.

Cambridge sculpture makes a stand on culture wars

Leading academics see Paulo Freire as a symbol of "tolerance and dialogue" amid tensions on campuses.

How the UK’s teacher of the year inspired me at school

Abigail Chase has helped many pupils in her career, including BBC Wales journalist Tyler Edwards.

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Banksy pledges to help save Reading jail with stencil sale

The artist offers to raise £10m to buy the former prison so it can become an arts hub.
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Pope condemns treatment of migrants in Europe

Visiting a camp in Greece, Francis calls the neglect of migrants the "shipwreck of civilisation".

GB given 2022 Davis Cup Finals wildcard

Great Britain and Serbia have been awarded wildcards into next year's Davis Cup Finals.It means neither team will...

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