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Help for trauma in childhood 'fragmented'
Early intervention to reduce the impact of adverse childhood experiences is "fragmented" across England, say MPs.

'Schools should have consistent policy on phones'
Pupils in schools where phones are banned like being free of the associated pressures, says England's Children's Commissioner.

Hampshire play centre to close as 'children too noisy'
The owners say they will have to leave after complaints from businesses below the role play centre.

'Hundreds of pupils spend week in school isolation booths'
More than 200 children spent five consecutive days in an isolation booth in English schools, the BBC has learned.

'Controversial' ideas to be given outlet
A new journal will allow academics to publish controversial articles under a pseudonym.

Bullying: Children point finger at adults
Four out of 10 children aged 11-16 say they have seen adults bullying each other in the past six months.

Children are being 'datafied from birth'
Internet giants and toy-makers should be clear about the data they collect, children's commissioner says.

Oxford University denies it rejected Stormzy scholarship
It says it has "not received or turned down any offer or proposal to fund undergraduate scholarships".

Child protection services near crisis as demand rises
Significant harm investigations have more than doubled in England over a decade - but what do we know about the children most in need?

'Tinkering' children make robots, planes and catapults
Primary pupils in Manchester take on design projects to boost creativity and problem solving skills.

'I do my school work from my hospital bed'
Ashleigh tells us how she copes with kidney disease

School isolation rooms: 'It was like I didn't exist'
More than 200 school children spent at least five consecutive days in school isolation booths last year.

Hertfordshire school's drill dance from the 1800s
Drill is a mesmerizing dance tradition dating back centuries - and is still performed at this school.

Social workers on the hardest part of their job
Three social workers talk about what keeps them going, and what keeps them up at night.

Where do teachers get the most respect?
An international study looks at where teachers are held in the highest public esteem.

Do schools help or hinder social mobility?
"Meritocracy is the big promise of our democracies," says the OECD. But are education systems delivering?

Is democracy having a mid-life crisis?
The anxieties of Western democracies are more like a mid-life crisis than a revolution, says politics professor.

Should race count in university admissions?
Harvard University faces a legal challenge over its student selection policy but denies unfairness.

University 'dual nationality' plan for Brexit
A UK university is to appoint staff jointly with a German university to keep access to EU research.

Should a university teach a killer?
A Norwegian university explains why mass killer Anders Behring Breivik has a right to be a student, regardless of his crimes.

Baghdad University makes global ranking
Oxford tops a global league table, with Iraqi and Jamaican universities making first appearances.

The chef using 60,000-year-old recipes
A top chef says his awards are owed to learning skills from indigenous Australian recipes and ingredients.

The letters that ended World War One
Phones and telegrams were in their infancy, so letters were key to negotiating an end to The Great War.

I'm not daydreaming Miss
Teachers are urged to spot the signs that a child might have epilepsy.

Stranger Danger
A new educational message designed to keep children safe from abduction is being piloted in the UK.

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