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Black pupils’ schooling ‘dumbed down over special needs’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Why are black pupils disproportionately identified as having a particular range special needs? Many black pupils in England are having their education dumbed down after being wrongly identified as having one of a range special needs, a study says.The study found black Caribbean pupils were twice as likely to be identified as having social, emotional and mental health needs as white British pupils.The
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The robot helping a seven-year-old boy go to school

[ad_1] A seven-year-old boy with leukaemia is using a robot to take part in lessons at school.Sam's weak immune system means he can't be in the classroom, so the AV1 robot acts as his eyes, ears, voice and hands.A new government funded initiative is aiming to help children with long-term illnesses to participate in school lessons from home.Sam's mum Jude told BBC Radio 5 Live: "Perhaps most importantly for Sam,
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Perinatal OCD: ‘I was worried I’d do something to my kids’

[ad_1] A mother from Stafford who had "terrifying" thoughts after the birth of her son said she had no idea she had perinatal obsessive compulsive disorder.The thoughts were so bad that Amy Hill was afraid she was going to harm her two children.Two to three in every 100 women suffer from perinatal OCD according to the Royal College of Psychiatrists.Amy has received help from her local mental health team and
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Warwick University hires legal expert for rape chat review

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The University of Warwick has been criticised for how it handled an investigation into a group chat encouraging rape A university at the centre of a Whatsapp rape chat probe has laid out review plans after its handling of the investigation was called into question.Warwick University was accused of "condoning rape culture" after students who threatened rape in an online chat had their
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Half of universities have fewer than 5% poor white students

[ad_1] Image copyright PA More than half of England's universities have fewer than 5% of poor white students on their books, says an analysis of university entry figures.The report, from the National Education Opportunities Network (Neon), shows white students from deprived areas in low numbers in many top universities.There are 3% at the University of Oxford, compared with 28% at Teesside.The study says too few universities have clear targets to
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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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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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Helping teenagers beat the blues

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Teenagers on the Blues programme are encouraged to get out more Go for a walk, speak to your friends face-to-face, go and visit your grandma.It might sound like common sense, but this is some of the advice being offered to UK teenagers who are showing early signs of anxiety, low mood or poor self-esteem."When we were young, we used to play in the
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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