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Glasgow primary schools to trial car-free zones

[ad_1] Image copyright Glasgow City Council Image caption Seven Glasgow City Council schools will take part in the pilot Car-free zones are to be introduced around some primary schools as part of a move to keep pupils safe. Glasgow City Council said seven primary schools are to trial the temporary pedestrian areas for 18 months to improve road safety. The areas will be traffic-free at certain times while pupils come
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Deaf children fall behind at school, says charity

[ad_1] Image caption Daniel's mum, Ann, says extra support is key to academic success for deaf pupils Deaf children in England are falling behind their classmates from primary school through to GCSE, analysis by the National Deaf Children's Society shows.Only 30.6% achieve a GCSE strong pass - Grade 5 or above - in both English and maths, compared with 48.3% of children with no special educational needs.And 57% fail to
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Probe after Coventry students wear anti-Semitic T-shirts

[ad_1] Image copyright Google Image caption Coventry University is investigating the alleged anti-Semitism A student union has suspended the activities of a sports club after two people were pictured wearing anti-Semitic T-shirts on a night out.The pair, from Coventry University, wore tops branded with a Swastika and other racist scrawled slogans.The university said they would be taking disciplinary action following their probe.Its student union said it would not tolerate hate
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Some university chiefs paid 13 times more than staff

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Some university vice-chancellors are being paid as much as 13 times the median pay of their staff, the university regulator has revealed.The Office for Students data also shows 62% of universities in England raised the number of staff paid over £100,000, between 2016-17 and 2017-18.The government says the OfS can require universities to justify high pay.But the University and College Union said its "lightweight" report
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Overhaul England’s ‘narrow’ A-levels, says top scientist

[ad_1] Image copyright Royal Society Image caption A-levels are too narrow and are not teaching pupils the skills they need for the future, says Prof Sir Venki Ramakrishnan England's A-levels are among the narrowest upper secondary systems in the world and need radical change, the president of the Royal Society will say in a speech on Tuesday. Nobel prize winner Prof Sir Venki Ramakrishnan wants an independent review of post-16
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Orthodontist trips for north teenagers ‘affecting exams’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption NHS Highland says there is a shortage of orthodontists across Scotland Teenagers in parts of Caithness and Sutherland are having to make 200 mile-long (322 km) round trips for orthodontic treatment in Inverness.The dental care is not available on the NHS in the areas.Campaigners claim 950 orthodontic appointments each year involved local young people, and the trips had an impact on their exam
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We’re not lazy, we just need more sleep, say pupils

[ad_1] Image caption People weren't awake enough for their GCSEs, remembers sixth former Leah As MPs prepare to debate a petition for schools to start at 10:00, teenagers tell the BBC about their own experiences with early school starts. It takes 100,000 signatures to trigger a Parliamentary debate and this one, saying early school starts make pupils "so tired", has gained 180,000. "I remember how miserable I was from waking
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Easton and Otley College needs ‘swift action’, commissioner says

[ad_1] Image copyright Google Image caption Inspectors found there was "insufficient progress" at the college A rural higher education college, given two consecutive inadequate ratings by inspectors, still has "too much poor teaching", a report said.Easton & Otley College, which has campuses in Norfolk and Suffolk, offers courses in agriculture and engineering.An intervention assessment by the Further Education Commissioner (FEC) said "very swift action" was needed.The college said a full
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Lack of local papers mean elderly ring MP for news

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Elderly people are so starved of information after the closure of local papers, an MP has said, they are calling his office for news updates.Robert Halfon, MP for Harlow in Essex, said many older people did not have access to online news and were left "isolated" when papers close down."I was amazed to have elderly residents ringing my office to say would I keep them
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Row over plans to build school near RAF Lakenheath

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption RAF Lakenheath is home to the US Air Force's 48th Fighter Wing A dispute over plans to build a school under the flight path of RAF jets in Suffolk is to go the High Court.Suffolk County Council approved plans for a 420-place primary school to meet demand from new housing close to the RAF airbase at Lakenheath.However, parish councillors are challenging the move,