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Scotland to introduce national primary school tests to ‘close gap between rich and poor pupils’

National testing is to be introduced in Scottish primary schools for the first time in more than a decade in an attempt to close the gap between rich and poor pupils, Nicola Sturgeon has said as she laid out her long term plans for the future of the country.












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Ucas is harming social mobility by blocking data on poor students, says senior MP

A senior MP has joined the growing number of critics of the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (Ucas), the body that handles university applications, for refusing to disclose important data it holds on students from poor backgrounds.












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Ucas refusing to release data it holds on students from poor backgrounds – while making £12m a year selling applicants’ details

The body that handles university applications has been accused of blocking efforts to improve social mobility by refusing to release important data it holds on students from poor backgrounds.












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Ucas refusing to release data it holds on students from poor backgrounds – while making £12m a year selling applicants’ details

The body that handles university applications has been accused of blocking efforts to improve social mobility by refusing to release important data it holds on students from poor backgrounds.












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Value of education: UK and US parents in top-ten countries that think university offers poor value for money, HSBC survey finds

The value of further education is not just being thrust into the spotlight here in the UK, but across the globe too.












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Poor homeless boy pictured doing his homework by McDonald’s light after losing home in fire

A simple picture really can say many words and this one says: ‘Never take education for granted’.












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Poor children more likely to succeed in South, says study

Children from poor backgrounds are more likely to succeed in life if they grow up in London or the South than in the Midlands or North of England, according to new research by the Sutton Trust.










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Poor teenagers losing out on college and university courses because they cannot afford to have their exams remarked

Poor teenagers are losing out on college and university courses because they cannot afford to have their A-level and GCSE exams remarked, teachers revealed today.










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Minister admits poor children face ‘soft bigotry of low expectations’ in schools

Children from poor backgrounds are still being written off as low achievers by their teachers because of the “soft bigotry of low expectations”, the Education Secretary Nicky Morgan warned yesterday.









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School league tables reveal gap between rich and poor pupils has increased by 7 per cent

The gap in performance between poor and better-off pupils has increased despite millions of pounds of government money being spent on trying to narrow the difference, exam league tables have shown.









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