Kids

Let parents take kids out of school to beat half term holiday costs, LGA says

Local council leaders have urged the Government to let up on its attempts to stop parents taking their children out of school during term time.









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Even excellent schools ‘don’t help poor kids to catch rich’

The gap in performance between poor and better-off pupils is just as high in schools ranked “outstanding” as those labelled “inadequate”, researchers have found.









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Government’s flagship free schools accused of allowing ‘stealth selection’ as they fail to admit poorest kids

Free schools have been accused of “cherry-picking” bright and wealthy pupils after a major study found that even those established in deprived areas are failing to admit the neediest children.









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VIDEO: Meet the kids running their own companies

Meet the youngsters starting and running their own businesses.
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People without CRB checks could work with kids at schools when teachers strike on Thursday

Sports coaches and scout leaders should be drafted in to keep schools open during next week’s national strike by teachers, new guidance said today.









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Private school children will earn £200,000 more on average than state-educated kids by 42

Children from private schools will have earned almost £200,000 more than state school pupils by the time they reach middle age, new research reveals today.









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Police quiz kids over online abuse

Almost 2,000 children have been investigated over social media abuse, offensive Twitter messages and online bullying since 2011.
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AUDIO: Mum of SEN kids explains 21-hour day

A mother who has three children with special educational needs shares her audio diary of a typical morning.
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Parents ‘should help kids to learn’

Parents should make time to plant seeds, look at the stars, make a tent, walk in a woodland or make a model with their children, head teachers suggest.
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VIDEO: ‘Cards stacked against working class kids’

Comedian Russell Kane says the ‘cards are stacked against working class kids’, as he looks at aspiration and social mobility.
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