Education

'Striking weaknesses' in adult financial skills

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images A quarter of adults struggle to work out how much change they should get in a shop and half cannot read a simple financial line graph, a study suggests. The study, from Cambridge University and University College London, found “striking weaknesses” in adults’ financial skills across 31 countries. It says […]

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University place demand to grow by 300,000 by 2030

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images About 300,000 new places will be needed at universities over the next 12 years, experts predict, making the higher education funding model unsustainable. A rise in the number of 18-year-olds by 2030 will push demand up by 50,000, the Higher Education Policy Institute says. A further 350,000 places will be […]

Education

Illegal schools: Ministers promise crackdown

[ad_1] Image copyright Ofsted Image caption A classroom in an unidentified unregistered school, photographed by Ofsted inspectors Ministers are promising new measures to crack down on illegal schools, including new powers for Ofsted to seize evidence and question witnesses. A new legal obligation for schools to register will be created “as soon as possible” under […]

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Back to school

[ad_1] We’re going for a younger sound in this week’s podcast. As part of BBC School Report day 2018, three disabled schoolchildren give us their take on life in the classroom and playground, and much more. Carys, Ashleigh and Kelsey take it in turns to answer questions pulled out of the Ouch tea caddy. Listen […]

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Checking the story

[ad_1] If you want to be sure a story is right, you need to make time to check the evidence. There are a number of things you can do to help you decide whether a piece of information or a picture is true or false. A good starting point is to simply ask yourself is […]

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Police inquiry over Bath school 'mock slave auction'

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images A group of school pupils allegedly chained a black student to a lamppost and whipped him in a “mock slave auction”. Police are investigating the allegation, which happened at a school in Bath, and said it was taking it “extremely seriously”. Six boys aged 15 and 16 have voluntarily attended […]