Education policy

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Ministers could limit student numbers on lower-earning arts degrees in England
Creative arts and other courses in England may be targeted to rein in loan debts, a plan critics deride as ‘anti-intellectual’

Anna Fazackerley

23, Oct, 2021 @7:30 AM

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Tory austerity caused misery – and now they want to make it worse | Polly Toynbee
Even though the human cost of a cruel policy has been confirmed, expect another turn of the screw next week, says Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee

Polly Toynbee

15, Oct, 2021 @2:16 PM

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Early 2000s baby boom will soon flood UK universities, warns former Tory minister
Expansion in education must be funded to avert young people getting stuck in low-paid work, says David Willetts

Richard Adams Education editor

15, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Not enough black headteachers in England, says Nadhim Zahawi
Education secretary says schools must be inclusive and representative and should reflect their communities

Richard Adams Education editor

09, Oct, 2021 @4:02 PM

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Anne Jones obituary
Other lives: Headteacher, author and academic – and panellist on the BBC’s Question Time

Becky Crichton-Miller

07, Oct, 2021 @6:37 PM

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Sole ‘new’ policy in Boris Johnson’s speech is recycled from 2019
Labour says levelling-up premium for teachers is less generous version of old policy scrapped last year

Peter Walker Political correspondent

06, Oct, 2021 @3:17 PM

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DfE considering return of Sats at 14 and axing teaching hours limits
Exclusive: ministers also looking at giving Ofsted more powers and accelerating academisation

Sally Weale and Richard Adams

01, Oct, 2021 @4:06 PM

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Architect of £9,000 tuition fees calls for faster loan repayments
David Willetts says taxpayers footing too much of the bill for university students’ unpaid loans

Richard Adams and Sally Weale

29, Sep, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Schools in England struggling to stay open amid soaring Covid cases
Many using measures abandoned by government in attempt to keep pupils in classrooms

Richard Adams Education editor

24, Sep, 2021 @2:09 PM

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Why are so many British children deeply unhappy? | Letter
Letter: Youngsters in the UK are more likely to suffer from mental ill-health than in almost any other rich country, and the causes need to be investigated, says Mel Wood

Letters

23, Sep, 2021 @4:42 PM

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Chris Whitty warns MPs it is ‘inevitable’ unvaccinated children will catch Covid
Chief medical officer says transmission in England highest among 12- to 15-year-olds

Richard Adams Education editor

22, Sep, 2021 @6:37 PM

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Covid ‘high alert’ warning as more than 100,000 pupils in England miss school
Headteachers’ leader says government must be ready to act amid big rise in numbers absent

Richard Adams Education editor

21, Sep, 2021 @3:41 PM

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