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What do children draw when asked about their future jobs?

Young people in developing countries often have more aspirational career ambitions than boys in the UK, an international survey suggests. The findings are from a survey of 20,000 children by the Education and Employers careers charity. While boys in the UK aimed to be footballers or YouTube stars, their counterparts …

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Muslim school challenges critical Ofsted report

Image copyright Google Image caption The Olive Tree Primary School in Luton is an Islamic day school that caters for nearly 80 pupils aged between five and 11 years old Governors at an Islamic school have made a complaint over a highly-critical inspectors’ report. Ofsted found pupils at the independent …

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Children draw their future job ambitions

Image caption Many girls in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Colombia and Indonesia aspired to be a doctor Young people in developing countries often have more aspirational career ambitions than boys in the UK, an international survey suggests. While boys in the UK aimed to be footballers or YouTube stars, their counterparts in …

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Nurseries admit asking parents for voluntary contributions

Parents are subsidising a new flagship “free” nursery scheme for three- and four-year-olds in England from their own pockets, a survey suggests. The Pre-School Learning Alliance says only a third of providers are able to deliver the 30-hour free childcare scheme without asking for additional contributions.

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Kitty Perry and the copyright lessons for seven-year-olds

Image copyright Intellectual Property Office Image caption Nancy and the Meerkats face up to some harsh commercial realities, before battling Kitty and co A campaign to teach children about copyright infringement on the internet, is employing cartoons and puns on pop stars’ names, to get the message across. Even its …

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University of Kent boss given extra £45,000 payout

Image caption Dame Julia Goodfellow was awarded £25,000 for “remarkable leadership” A retiring University of Kent vice-chancellor received a final pay packet of £324,000, sparking criticism it is “one rule for the few at the top and another for everyone else”. Dame Julia Goodfellow was given an extra £45,000 in …

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Parents 'shelling out for free nursery scheme'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Many nurseries now charge for meals and snacks Parents are subsidising a new flagship “free” nursery scheme for three- and four-year-olds in England from their own pockets, a survey suggests. Nurseries are making up losses by upping fees for younger children and charging for …

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Delhi parents to watch government schools via CCTV

Image copyright Steffi Loos/Getty Images Image caption Surveillance cameras will soon be placed in Delhi’s school classrooms Parents in India’s capital will soon be able to watch their children in the classroom in real time, using a mobile phone app. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said CCTV will be installed …

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UK university could get EU funds post-Brexit

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption There have been concerns from UK universities about losing access to European research projects A leading UK university has launched a close partnership with a top French research agency, in a relationship that could continue to provide UK academics with access to European research …

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University of Bath vice-chancellor voted out in pay row

Image caption Prof Dame Glynis Breakwell has faced criticism over excessive pay The University of Bath’s governing body has voted for the immediate departure of its vice-chancellor, who is the highest-paid in the UK. The university court is also demanding the chair of its governing council and remuneration committee step …

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