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Early years teacher gaps ‘risk children’s futures’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images A shortage of graduate teachers working in the early years sector means many young children are at risk of falling behind before they start school, a charity warns. Save the Children says there are nearly 11,000 too few early years teachers working in nurseries across England.It says all children should be in childcare led by graduate early years professionals for the best start.The government says
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Edinburgh University’s spare places will go to people from deprived areas

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Scottish government wants to see more students from deprived areas gaining places at university One of Scotland's most prestigious universities will give all of its spare degree places to people from disadvantaged areas.The University of Edinburgh is keen to meet a Scottish government objective to increase social diversity in the student population.To help achieve that it will use this year's clearing process
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University chief wants to bring back maintenance grants

[ad_1] Image copyright PA The head of an elite group of universities has called for maintenance grants to be restored to help improve diversity in higher education. Tim Bradshaw, who leads the Russell Group, told the Independent the grant could make a "substantial difference" to young people "nervous" about debt. He said it could also encourage more people to consider applying at all.The government says it has made significant progress
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Parents who saved their only child by giving her away

[ad_1] Image caption Lien was one of thousands of Dutch Jewish children hidden from the Nazis by a secret resistance network In August 1942, a stranger knocked on the door of a house in the Hague, in the Netherlands.An eight-year-old girl was handed over to the safekeeping of the unknown visitor, to be taken to another town. The girl would never see her mother or father again.Lien de Jong was
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The young carers missing out on a summer holiday

[ad_1] Nearly three-quarters of young carers feel isolated during the summer holidays, according to new research.Thirteen-year-old Jack and 10-year-old Alex have both made sacrifices to help their families.Watch the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire programme on weekdays between 09:00 and 11:00 on BBC Two and the BBC News Channel in the UK and on iPlayer afterwards. [ad_2] Source link
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National Citizen Service funding should be used elsewhere – LGA

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Councils have claimed a key government youth scheme is not value for money.The National Citizen Service - a four-week summer initiative for 15 to 17-years-olds - cost the government £634m between 2014/15 and 2017/18.That amounts to 95% of central government spending on youth services over the period. But the Local Government Association said only 12% of eligible teens took part in 2016.The government said the service
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Every university ‘needs’ Alcoholics Anonymous meetings

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings should take place in universities across the UK, student leaders have said.Charity AA says the number of younger people attending their meetings is on the increase.NUS Wales president Gwyneth Sweatman said Cardiff University's sessions for problem drinkers, one of the first of its kind, have made a big difference.One student said the help she received turned her life around.Cardiff undergraduate "Marie"