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Nearly 800 public libraries closed since austerity launched in 2010

Spending has fallen by 30 per cent over past decade, figures reveal...

The Khmer Rouge destroyed education in Cambodia – now the country is fighting back

Photojournalist Paddy Dowling meets a teacher who lived through the horrors of Pol Pot, and the children for whom schooling is now a precious gift...

Tory election manifesto pledges could increase attainment gap for poorer pupils, report suggests

No main party proposing plan that will close gulf, think tank says...

Major reforms needed to healthcare education to tackle workforce shortages, unions warn

Exclusive: ‘It will be impossible for NHS to maintain sufficient staffing numbers unless urgent action is taken,’ says NUS vice president for welfare...

Would you pass the Oxford University interview questions?

Thousands of prospective students face questioning at top institution over next fortnight...

GCSE changes introduced by Tories widen attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and peers, research suggests

Tougher exams and new grading system have made lives of deprived children more difficult, union warns...

General election: Labour pledges to recruit 20,000 more teachers to reduce class sizes

But promise still not enough to meet rise in pupil numbers, headteachers’ union warns...

University criticised for suggesting staff hide their sexuality when travelling to Dubai campus

Advice ‘highlights a disregard for LGBT+ workers’, union general secretary says...

UK climbs global education rankings but British teenagers among least satisfied with lives, study finds

‘It is clear that many young people feel under great pressure in a society in which the stakes often seem very high to them in terms of achieving their goals’...

Children who own books six times more likely to read above expected level, survey finds

Hundreds of thousands of pupils in UK do not have a single book, analysis suggests...

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