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Oxford University involved in Twitter row with David Lammy

Image copyright PA Image caption David Lammy has accused the university of “social apartheid” before Oxford University has apologised to David Lammy after retweeting a post labelling his criticism “bitter”. The original tweet, sent by a student, was in response to the Labour MP saying Oxford was “a bastion of white, middle class, southern privilege”. […]

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Does the UN mean anything to the young?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The UN is going to run global surveys to find the issues that are important for young people The United Nations wants to gain a much better idea of what young people are thinking – and to stop feeling “paternalistic” and out of touch. It’s going to launch a […]

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Ethnically mixed schools lessen hostility

Image copyright Getty Images Pupils in secondary schools with a more diverse racial mix are much more positive about people of different ethnicities, say researchers. The more mixed the school, the warmer feelings pupils are likely to have towards other races and ethnicities. The study – from the London School of Economics and the University […]

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German police stop 'truant' families at airport

Image copyright AFP Image caption German police are on the lookout for parents defying school rules Police carrying out checks at an airport in southern Germany discovered several school-aged children travelling ahead of the holidays. Reports concerning 10 families have now been sent to education officials in Bavaria, German media report. It is believed the […]

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Greenwich University fined £120,000 for data breach

Image copyright University of Greenwich The University of Greenwich has been fined £120,000 ($160,000) by the Information Commissioner. The fine was for a security breach in which the personal data of 19,500 students was placed online. The data included names, addresses, dates of birth, phone numbers, signatures and – in some cases – physical and […]

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'Sharenting' puts young at risk of online fraud

Image copyright Getty Images “Sharenting” – where parents share personal information about their children on social media – is the “weakest link” in risking online fraud and identity theft, warns Barclays. The bank says parents are compromising their children’s future financial security with so much online sharing. Barclays forecasts by 2030 it could cost almost […]

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Foreign students: Universities axe 'unusable' survey

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption In 2016-17, a total of 19% of students in higher education in the UK were from outside the country, according to official figures University bosses have pulled the plug on research assessing the impact of international students, which academics said was unethical and unusable. The survey, set up by […]

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School delay does not help summer-born, study shows

Image copyright Getty Images Delaying a summer-born child’s entry to primary school has little impact on attainment, research suggests. Children born in England between April and August, whose start in Reception was put back a year, did only marginally better in Year 1 tests, according to a government study. The number of applications to councils […]

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Nigerian students 'tied to cross and whipped' for being late

Image copyright Punch Newspapers Image caption A police spokesman described the punishment as “a barbaric act” Three people have been arrested in Nigeria for allegedly tying late students to crosses and flogging them with horsewhips on a Nigerian roadside. The three – including the headteacher – were taken into custody after a police officer stumbled […]