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Heads fear free school meal cash loss

Head teachers are worried that schools could lose pupil premium cash if free meals for all children mean parents have less incentive to be means-tested.
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Gown town: Durham locals fear losing their city to ‘studentification’

Crossgate in Durham is used to invasions. In 1346 the Scots army poured across the border hoping to catch the English napping as they prepared to battle the old foe France, while in industrial times a towering viaduct was driven through the area, bringing with it the thundering trains of the east coast mainline.


    








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AUDIO: Tired students fear ‘missing out’

Students admit they are staying up until the early hours using social media – because they do not want to miss out on updates.
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‘Fear is good’ says head of independent school

Heads should instil a “culture of fear” in their schools through the introduction of performance related pay for teachers, a conference was told on Monday.


    








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Grant will fund new Stephen Hawking professorship at Cambridge University – but academics fear culture of ‘greed and vanity’ as post will carry a bonus of up to £67,000 a year

Accepting a multimillion- pound grant to create a professorship in honour of Stephen Hawking would seem an easy decision. Yet some of the finest minds in Britain have become embroiled in an unseemly spat over whether it is fair to allow one Cambridge University academic to be paid more than colleagues – amid concerns that the others could be consumed by “greed and vanity”.


    








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Ofsted: Racism fear hit white pupils

Teachers have not paid enough attention to poorly performing white children for fear of being seen as racist, an Ofsted inspector suggests.
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Many Britons ‘fear mortgage arrears’

A survey for homelessness charity Shelter suggests a third of Britons expect to struggle to keep up with their housing payments during this year.
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Fear of low UK school table ranking

International league tables comparing school standards are expected to show the UK is failing to catch up high-performing countries in Asia.
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Parents fear sexualised music videos

Many parents fear music videos have become too sexualised and violent, the founder of a parenting website says.
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Fear over part-time student numbers

Rising fees and pressure on household spending are behind a 40% fall in part-time student numbers, say university leaders.
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