BBC News - Family & Education

BBC News - Family & Education

12/11/2017 06:03 PM
Central Saint Martins refunds dramatic writing students
A top fashion university refunds 21 students after admitting the course fell short of expectations.

12/11/2017 05:21 PM
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?

12/11/2017 02:07 PM
Food banks expected to help 'record number of children'
Biggest food bank charity predicts record demand this Christmas, with Coventry the busiest city.

12/11/2017 12:25 PM
Why does snow close so many schools?
Hundreds of schools have closed across England and Wales because of snow. How are such decisions made?

12/11/2017 12:04 AM
What not to say to men who can’t have kids
Opening up about male infertility.

12/10/2017 01:09 PM
Two-year degrees to lower tuition fees
Jo Johnson wants to change a system where three-year degrees have "crowded out" anything else.

12/09/2017 03:11 AM
Grammar schools 'contrary to common good' - Archbishop of Canterbury
Justin Welby calls on the government to have an inclusive approach to the future of education.

12/09/2017 12:32 AM
'Come out in class - if you want to', teachers urged
Heads urged to offer more support to LGBT teachers to be their "authentic selves".

12/08/2017 03:20 PM
University of Sussex vice-chancellor gets £230,000 payout
University of Sussex paid the money to Prof Michael Farthing "in lieu of notice".

12/08/2017 10:17 AM
Universities could be accused of 'mis-selling courses'
Young people are taking out loans to pay for fees without effective help or advice, a watchdog says.

12/07/2017 05:16 PM
University pay will be brought 'under control', says Jo Johnson
Universities minister says excessive university boss pay will be tackled by regulations in the new year.

12/07/2017 01:15 PM
Bath Spa University chief paid £800,000 in final year
The Bath Spa University pay packet for Prof Christina Slade included a £429,000 "golden goodbye".

12/07/2017 06:44 AM
The teachers who pay cash to keep their pupils in school
Pupils being absent from school is an ongoing problem, this school is trying to change that.

12/07/2017 06:43 AM
The school for bullied and traumatised children
What do you do if you're so badly bullied you have to leave school? Some children come to a place like this.

12/07/2017 06:42 AM
School attendance and absence: The facts
Why do pupils not attend school? BBC Stories has been finding out.

12/07/2017 06:42 AM
'School's dead, it's the same lessons every day'
Why do pupils not attend school? BBC Stories has taken to the streets to find out.

12/07/2017 01:17 AM
Westminster to open six schools in China
The school says income from the deal will fund bursaries for disadvantaged students in London.

12/06/2017 12:57 PM
Theresa May told nursery owners are struggling under new rules
The prime minister is told that more than 1,000 nurseries are struggling because of funding changes.

12/06/2017 11:59 AM
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.

12/06/2017 10:31 AM
'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.

12/05/2017 04:49 PM
'Lost words' as children stay indoors
Children now spend less time outdoors and their knowledge of nature is suffering, says author Robert Macfarlane.

12/01/2017 09:18 AM
Streaming pupils
Research suggests school starters are being increasingly grouped by ability - but is this a good thing?

11/30/2017 02:35 AM
2:1 degree to zero-hours
How young single mothers are squeezed out of the graduate jobs market.

11/30/2017 02:02 AM
'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.

11/29/2017 12:24 AM
The nursery in Amsterdam's red light district
A nursery is kept open to help local families to stay in inner-city Amsterdam

11/28/2017 02:56 AM
'They called me names like Scarface, Joker, Buttface'
The family hoping the new film Wonder will challenge preconceptions about facial disfigurement.

11/23/2017 12:21 AM
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.

11/22/2017 12:27 AM
Can property developers be taught to be ethical?
A degree course teaches New York property developers to think of more than money.

11/21/2017 02:15 PM
Automated checkouts 'miserable' for the old
"Intimidating" checkouts and a lack of seating are "shutting out" the elderly from shops, a charity says.

11/20/2017 10:00 AM
Men's refuge
A man who fled his abusive marriage speaks about how an under-threat refuge helped him.

11/20/2017 06:44 AM
Bi the way
Cardiff University's vice chancellor explains why he wanted to speak out about his sexuality.

11/17/2017 09:23 AM
Eviction threat over complaints about crying baby
A family renting in London are threatened with eviction after complaints over a crying baby.

11/17/2017 01:37 AM
The worst bullies: 'My friends called me Ugly Betty'
Bullying by friends is 'really harmful and teachers should take it more seriously', says a victim.

11/17/2017 01:35 AM
Degrees of value
Huge numbers of young people are making a big decision about university - and their future income.

11/16/2017 01:17 PM
Obese and bullied
British boxer Lawrence Okolie visits his former school as part of anti-bullying week, as he reflects on how he was bullied for his weight, made changes to his lifestyle and overcame confidence issues.

11/14/2017 01:02 PM
Sexual harassment
Sex scandals spanning Hollywood, Parliament and far beyond have exposed a possible gap in UK law.

11/09/2017 11:10 AM
Fake news
Universities launch free courses on how to spot fake news for Trump election anniversary.

11/08/2017 10:48 AM
Modern slums
Broke Britain: families are being squeezed into one-room flats in potentially dangerous conditions.

11/07/2017 05:06 PM
'Separated from my siblings'
The Education Committee speaks to children in care as part of its inquiry into fostering.

11/07/2017 02:38 AM
How fear puts girls off PE
Girls are half as likely as boys to be physically active - and lack of confidence is to blame.

11/03/2017 01:31 AM
'Privilege to have a child trust you to share their story'
What's it like being a Childline volunteer?

10/27/2017 12:04 AM
University admissions
UCAS and Which? University's tips on how to convince admissions tutors to offer you a place.

10/26/2017 10:40 AM
Does Cambridge University need to widen a 'whitewashed' reading list?
Some Cambridge University students don't want to just study books by white authors - but who should be on their reading list?

10/23/2017 12:01 AM
The children in care left without a school place
How some youngsters who are taken into care can be left out of the classroom.

10/19/2017 01:20 AM
'We couldn't get our adopted son to school'
When Evelyn and Tony adopted Ryan at the age of seven, his special needs were not immediately apparent.

10/16/2017 12:18 AM
Transgender girl says it was change sex or die
Ellen - one of the first primary school children to transition in the UK - lets readers into her inner world.

10/10/2017 12:08 AM
I was an idiot, says excluded boy looking back
With 35 pupils being excluded every day, Ben tells how he went from an ugly statistic to reformed character.

10/05/2017 03:21 PM
'I didn't say no, but I regret that'
A 24-year-old teacher's account of teenage sexual activity prompts many to share their concerns.

10/05/2017 12:10 AM
Girls go along with sex acts, says teacher
One young secondary school teacher is shocked by the stories she hears.

10/04/2017 12:35 AM
I should be home-schooled, but I spent 10 months on Xbox
After Mohammed was excluded for bad behaviour, he was home-schooled - but it didn't work out.