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    Headteacher warns pupils could be expelled if they go on holiday in term time

    A headteacher has sent a newsletter to parents warning pupils who go on holiday during term time could be expelled.












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    Children are being segregated in British schools, report warns

    Children are being segregated when they start school, according to a report which found that white pupils grouped together while almost two-thirds of ethnic-minority children formed the majority of pupils in their classrooms when they began their education.












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    Student tuition fees could rise again, warns former Universities Minister David Willetts

    A warning that student fees could rise again was delivered by former Universities Minister David Willetts as he insisted the ceiling of £9,000 a year could not be held indefinitely.










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    Teachers living in atmosphere of fear due to bullying by headteachers, union warns

    Teachers are living in an “atmosphere of fear” because of bullying by headteachers, the National Union of Teachers’ conference heard today.










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    Union warns that many pupils now arrive at school too hungry to learn

    Children are arriving at school hungry, tired, ill and unable to concentrate or learn, as families struggle to provide the basics because of government social and economic policies, a teachers’ union claims today.










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    Young people ‘diverted onto low-pay jobs’ because of ‘elitist’ education reforms, teachers’ leader warns

    Young people are being “diverted onto the dirt track of low-pay, zero-hours and dead-end jobs” because of the Coalition Government’s “narrow academic and elitist” education reforms, a teachers’ leader warned yesterday.










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    Faith and free schools ‘breed social and racial segregation,’ warns leading campaigner

    Segregation between different classes and ethnicities in Britain is worsening due to increasing numbers of faith schools and the opening of free schools, a leading campaigner on social equality has warned.









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    Abolish GCSEs or face talent crisis, warns head of CBI

    GCSEs should be scrapped if the UK is going to properly nurture the business leaders of tomorrow, and an overhaul to the EU is needed for companies to thrive, according to an influential business leader.









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    Private schools would have to do more for state school children or lose charity tax breaks, Labour warns

    British private schools are perpetuating divisions that “corrode society” and “damage the economy”, the shadow education secretary Tristram Hunt has said, warning that such schools that fail to do more to help children from the state sector could stand to lose millions of pounds in tax breaks under a Labour government.









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    Exclusive: Computer and television screens are blighting family life, warns children’s tsar

    British parents are among those in Europe most likely to neglect their children, according to the Government’s childhood tsar.









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