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Parents prepared to pay average fine of £210 for taking children on holiday during school term, survey finds

Half of parents from across the UK are prepared to face fines over the next year after admitting they will be taking their children out of school to go on holiday, according to an online travel agency’s research.












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Ministry of Defence spends £84m on private school fees for children of service personnel

More than £84 million is being spent on sending thousands of children of service personnel to Eton, Wellington, Gordonstoun, and other boarding schools, according to new figures from the Ministry of Defence (MoD).












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Children should not be allowed smartphones until they are 16, says school behaviour expert

Fears over the disruption to classrooms from pupils using smartphones have prompted the Government to commission a review into the way technology affects behaviour in schools.












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Older children to start school later to find out if it suits their biological clocks

Schools across Britain are being asked to take part in a research project to stagger their start times to suit the different biological clocks of children, with ten year olds starting at 9am and 15 year olds starting at 10am.












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Give parents automatic right to send summer-born children to school a year later to prevent ‘post code lottery’, says Tory MP

Parents should be given the automatic right to send summer-born children to school a year later to prevent a “post-code lottery” from harming their development, a Conservative MP will tell the Government.












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Official guide to help parents decipher language used by children on social media launched by the Government

An official guide to help parents decipher the language used by their children on social media has been launched by the Government.












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Over 13 million children from the Middle East and North Africa are being prevented from going to school, says Unicef education report

Millions of displaced children are being deprived of a basic education, according to a startling report from the United Nation’s (UN) children’s agency, Unicef, which adds how the hopes of an entire generation are at stake unless the international community acts.












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Three-year-old ultra-Orthodox Jewish children told ‘the non-Jews’ are ‘evil’ in worksheet produced by school

British three-year-olds have been told “the non-Jews” are “evil” in a Kindergarten worksheet handed out at ultra-Orthodox Jewish schools in north London, it can be revealed.












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Three-year-old ultra-Orthodox Jewish children told ‘the non-Jews’ are ‘evil’ in worksheet produced by London school

British three-year-olds have been told “the non-Jews” are “evil” in a Kindergarten worksheet handed out at ultra-Orthodox Jewish schools in north London, it can be revealed.












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Teenagers’ exam results boosted through scheme pairing them to work with small children

Looking after a three-year-old can help improve your exam results, it has emerged.












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