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Exclusive: Sixth-form colleges face closure because of deep budget cuts, with courses in languages, maths and science also being chopped

Sixth form colleges are under threat with several facing closure this year because of deep cuts to their budgets, claims a new study by the Sixth Form Colleges’ Association (SFCA). A survey of England’s 93 sixth form colleges reveals that more than one in three colleges have already had to axe their language courses – while more than one in five have scrapped courses in the Stem science and maths subjects.









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Nearly 100,000 children being taught in classes of over 30

The number of primary school children being taught in oversized classes of more than 30 pupils has dramatically increased in the last year, new figures reveal.









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AUDIO: Childminder ‘sacked for being too fat’

Danish childminder Karsten Kaltoft denies he was unable to do his job as a childminder because of his size, as his sacking is considered by the European Court of Justice.
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Gove denies being at war with May

Education Secretary Michael Gove denies being at war with Theresa May over the best way to tackle extremism.
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Being bilingual ‘slows brain ageing’

Learning a second language can have a positive effect on the brain, even if it is taken up in adulthood, a University of Edinburgh study suggests.
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VIDEO: Head teacher faces being struck off

A former academy head teacher faces being struck off over a string of expenses abuses.
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New Family Court comes into being

A new single Family Court comes into being in England and Wales as ministers pledge to put the welfare of children at the centre of the justice system.
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Jewish girl threatened with being ‘sent to one of your gas chambers’ by teacher, after jumping lunch queue at North London Collegiate

A teacher at one of the top independent schools in London has reportedly told a Jewish girl that she would send her “to one of your gas chambers” as a punishment for jumping the lunch queue.



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No makeup selfie: Jeanne Marie Ryan uses Facebook picture after being attacked to raise money for abuse charity

The alleged victim of a violent assault has released a defiant selfie showing her bruised and swollen face, after she was apparently beaten by a man in a nightclub for telling him it is “completely inappropriate to touch a woman without her consent”.


    








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No make-up selfie: Jeanne Marie Ryan uses Facebook picture after being attacked to raise money for abuse charity

The alleged victim of a violent assault has released a defiant selfie showing her bruised and swollen face, after she was apparently beaten by a man in a nightclub for telling him it is “completely inappropriate to touch a woman without her consent”.


    








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