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Oxford historians object to empire project

Image copyright Pavelklyuyev Image caption The Ethics and Empire project is being hosted by the McDonald Centre based at Christ Church college Up to 60 Oxford University academics have signed a letter in opposition to “the agenda” of a project assessing the ethics of empire. The programme is led by ...

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Grenfell children deliver the alternative Christmas message

Image copyright PA Image caption The children all lived in Grenfell Tower Five children who survived the Grenfell Tower fire will deliver this year’s alternative Christmas message. The message, broadcast on Channel 4 on Christmas Day, will urge people to “love and cherish” their families. The children, aged between seven ...

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‘Good business’ means children go to school

Image caption The project wants to raise literacy and numeracy standards for 200,000 young people in India The worlds of bonds, investors and the financial markets might seem like a long way from the millions of the world’s poor who never even get to see their children going to school. ...

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Poor students ‘lose on grade predictions’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption There are calls for students to make university applications based on results rather than predicted grades University admissions would be fairer if students applied after they knew their A-level results, says a social mobility charity. The Sutton Trust says relying on predicted grades is ...

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Grandparents ‘run up debts’ to care for grandchildren

Image caption Maureen Seed’s grandson Louis is now 21 and at university Grandparents are running up large debts raising children whose parents cannot look after them, surveys have found. Nearly 200,000 children in the UK are being raised by a family member other than their parents and findings show the ...

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Sexting to online porn: What should sex education lessons cover?

Sexting, online pornography, staying safe online, transgender issues – should these topics be included in new sex and relationships education (SRE) guidelines for schools in England? The Department for Education is asking parents and young people for their opinions in an eight-week call for views on what should be covered. ...

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Student vote ‘swings further to Labour’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Labour’s support is at a new high among students, say researchers The student vote is moving even more to Labour than at the general election, according to research for the Higher Education Policy Institute (Hepi). With the promise of scrapping tuition fees, there were ...

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Ofsted chief Amanda Spielman receives ‘venomous’ threats

Image copyright Department of Education Image caption Amanda Spielman said she has received threatening messages after her report condemned some conservative religious schools The head of Ofsted says she has had threats from “a mixture of Islamic extremists and the hard left” after raising concerns about faith schools. Amanda Spielman ...

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