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    Grammar schools set lower pass mark for poorer kids

    A group of grammar schools have doubled their admission of disadvantaged pupils in a single year – by quietly setting a lower 11-plus qualification score for children from disadvantaged homes. The new two-tier pass mark – the first results of which are revealed by The Independent today – appears to represent one of the most radical and effective ever attempts to reduce the middle-class strangehold on good grammars.









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    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.
    BBC News – Education & Family

    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.
    BBC News – Education & Family

    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.
    BBC News – Education & Family

    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.
    BBC News – Education & Family