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Troubled Families programme gets £165m cash boost

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images The government's Troubled Families project is getting £165m in funding to ensure it continues for another year.Launched by David Cameron in 2012, the scheme targets families with multiple and complex social and health issues.Existing support for the project was due to run out later this year, prompting speculation about its future. But Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick said it had proved a success in transforming lives
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Violinist Nicola Benedetti launches music workshop in Glasgow

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Media Image caption Nicola Benedetti is staging a series of workshops in Glasgow and Dundee Violinist Nicola Benedetti has launched her own educational music programme for children in Glasgow.More than 350 youngsters travelled from across the country to the city's Royal Concert Hall to take lessons from one of Scotland's most recognisable musicians.The event is part of a series of workshops being staged across the UK.The
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‘I regret not doing my apprenticeship sooner’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A report suggests 50% of apprenticeships since 2017 did not "relate to helping young people get started in a skilled job or occupation" A scheme that can get you a globally-recognised qualification or a convenient way of employing cheap labour?Apprenticeship courses have come under the spotlight following a report from an education think-thank.The EDSK says half of the courses offered in England are
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Nine-year-old ‘shocked and sad’ at racist abuse

[ad_1] Primary-school exclusions for racism in England have risen by more than 40% in just over a decade.One student, Nai'm, told the BBC that even his friends called him racist names which meant he felt unwelcome in his school.His mother said that the school had been supportive and was trying to stop the abuse.Read more: Racism exclusions up in England's primary schools [ad_2] Source link
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Top schools defend rejecting bursary for white boys

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Dulwich College - along with Winchester - has declined the offer Two top English private schools have defended their decision not to accept a benefactor's offer of scholarships for disadvantaged white boys.Winchester and Dulwich colleges have declined the offer - reported to be worth over £1m - by former pupil at both, Professor Sir Bryan Thwaites.The schools say they do not want to
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Student loan online accounts to undergo overhaul in 2020

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Media The government is promising an overhaul of how graduates are able to access their student loan accounts online. A new online repayment service will launch in 2020, offering graduates more up-to-date balance information, the Department for Education said.The move aims to modernise the Student Loans Company (SLC) repayment system.Education Secretary Gavin Williamson said the changes would make it easier for students to "understand their balance"
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Egyptian mummy at Cambridge college needs more visitors

[ad_1] Image caption The "portrait mummy" bears a painting of Hermione over her face - unusually with her name and job included A university museum is calling on more students to come and see its "unique" 2,000-year-old mummy.The linen-wrapped remains of a young teacher named Hermione were discovered in Egypt in 1911.They have been on show in the Lawrence Room at Girton College, Cambridge, for over a century.Ancient historian Dr
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Stay-at-home dads set up father-friendly playgroup

[ad_1] Dan Rainsford and Sam Chatterley struggled to feel accepted at female-dominated parent and toddler groups.The stay-at-home fathers from Cofton Hackett, Worcestershire, decided the answer was to to set up their own dad-friendly stay and play. Launched in October, Cradle to Crayon takes place every Thursday at the new Cofton village hall.Both men hope to put an end to the social isolation experienced by them and many fathers in the
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Christmas: Retired woodworker sends presents around the world

[ad_1] Ted Bird trained as a furniture apprentice and has been handy with woodwork all his life.When he retired in 2001, he needed something to keep him busy so used his skills to make toys which are sent to children across the world.He has made hundreds of toys to go with the packages.Mr Bird, 80, from Cardiff, said: "It gives me pleasure to think that something I have made has
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Essex children faced with ‘inequality’ in special needs provision

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption One mother said Send provision in Essex was "in crisis" "Significant weaknesses" in special educational needs and disability (Send) services have created "inequality and inconsistency" across Essex, according to an inspection report.In some areas children were waiting up to two years for autism assessments, the joint CQC and Ofsted report found.One mother said Send provision was "in crisis". Essex County Council and five