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video 25 November 2014 UK

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Private schools 'should be forced to share' - video

Labour's Tristram Hunt says private schools should not get tax breaks unless they do more to help state schools out.

article 05 November 2014 UK
Sarah Oakley with her son Jack
My autistic son was assaulted by a murderer while in care

Sarah Oakley's 15-year old son Jack was sent by their council to a secure unit 250 miles from home. She says she had no idea of the risks posed by other residents. Here is her story.

video 29 October 2014 UK

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'Mum couldn't afford a skirt so I wore trousers'

New shoes, school trips, a computer - millions of families cannot afford the "hidden costs" of education, and children are being bullied as a result finds a new study. Nelufar Hedayat reports.

video 15 October 2014 UK

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Can 'British values' stop the spread of extremism?

The education secretary, Nicky Morgan, says schools should not shy away from promoting British values to stop the spread of extremism, in the wake of a damning report on the Trojan Horse scandal.

video 25 September 2014 UK

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Too much teaching time lost due to bad kids - video

An hour's teaching is lost every day because head teachers aren't keeping control of school discipline, according to the Ofsted chief.

article 02 September 2014 UK
Lunchtime at Salusbury Primary School, north west London (11 June, 2014)
Free lunches for under-7s - even if parents can afford it

Nick Clegg insists lunch is crucial for children to learn, as his universal free school meals scheme begins. But critics say the money is wasted on families who can afford to pay.

post 21 August 2014
Read more on FactCheck FactCheck: when can you leave education?

Most teenagers who got their GCSE results today have been told they must stay in education or training until they are 18. But what if they refuse?

post 09 July 2014
Read more from Jon on Snowblog Child abuse, cover-ups and public schools

The NSPCC has finally said that turning a blind eye to child abuse should be a criminal offence - and they are right to include public schools.

article 27 June 2014 UK
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Darshna Soni by 'Trojan horse' schools launch 'kids first' campaign

Parents and governors from schools rated "inadequate" by Ofsted in the "Trojan horse" investigation met this week to launch a new campaign. But star of the show was a five-year-old boy called Ben.