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Schools told not to dismiss sexual harassment 'as banter'
The Women and Equalities Committee said new guidance was a "belated step in the right direction".

Primary league tables: Special-needs pupils struggle with new tests
Primary school league tables show pupils with special needs are dropping further behind their classmates.

Parents giving children alcohol too young, researchers say
Giving youngsters too many takeaways is also criticised as a health risk by the researchers.

Brexit: UK in Erasmus student scheme until at least 2020
Theresa May confirms UK participation in student exchange will continue for a period after Brexit.

Schools warned over hackable heating systems
A researcher finds dozens of UK schools' smart heating systems are vulnerable to being attacked.

Vice chancellors' pay: Universities to sign new 'fair pay' code
University leaders have agreed to a new code on senior pay, which will be published in the next few weeks.

Wealthy students tighten grip on university places
Figures show the gap between poor and wealthy students going to university continues to widen.

Greening wants social mobility to 'unlock talent'
The education secretary promises 23m to help clever children in poor areas fulfil their potential.

University says hasta la vista Paternoster
As one of the last examples of a unique lift closes in Leicester, is it hasta la vista Paternoster?

Autistic student in new college after 'enrolment error'
James Parker, 16, was told he could not return to City College Norwich after just one week.

'He should have a happy ending now'
Max Olivares has a rare heart and lung condition, which requires a complex transplant operation.

Why schools close for a snow day: A head teacher explains
Thousands of schools closed on Monday - but how tough a decision was it after heavy snowfalls?

Global education rankings to measure tolerance
The next international Pisa tests are going to compare how well young people understand other cultures.

Egyptian mummy's secrets revealed at hi-tech laboratory
An intact mummy, excavated a century ago, is the first to be scanned by an advanced X-ray system.

The nursery in Amsterdam's red light district
A nursery is kept open to help local families to stay in inner-city Amsterdam

Best teacher competition
A PE teacher, who plays for Spurs, is shortlisted in a competition to find the world's best teacher.

Why does snow close so many schools?
Hundreds of schools have closed across England and Wales because of snow. How are such decisions made?

'My double life going to work from a homeless hostel'
As the number of homeless children hits a 10-year-high, a mother and daughter tell of their double life.

Streaming pupils
Research suggests school starters are being increasingly grouped by ability - but is this a good thing?

2:1 degree to zero-hours
How young single mothers are squeezed out of the graduate jobs market.

'My entire existence is a lie'
One man says the revelation split his family, while a woman says she is now closer to her mother because of it.

'They called me names like Scarface, Joker, Buttface'
The family hoping the new film Wonder will challenge preconceptions about facial disfigurement.

Automated checkouts 'miserable' for the old
"Intimidating" checkouts and a lack of seating are "shutting out" the elderly from shops, a charity says.

When I look into my son's eyes I see the man who raped me
Catherine became pregnant after being raped, but she decided to give birth to the child.

Bi the way
Cardiff University's vice chancellor explains why he wanted to speak out about his sexuality.

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