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‘My pupils all know someone who’s been stabbed’

Teachers describe teaching in an area where knife crime is part of life....

Prejudiced parents abuse the right to withdraw children from RE classes, say teachers

'There are dangers of members of society closing themselves off to the rest of the world and of children who are ignorant of other religious beliefs and non-beliefs'...

Teenagers should be taught abortion rights in school to counter inaccurate information from home, say teachers

'We are educators first and foremost and we need to make sure students have got accurate information so they can make an informed choice'...

Child amputees get new sport prosthetics fund

A mother’s campaign has led to government funding that gives hope to child amputees....

JK Rowling wants happy ending for orphans

The Harry Potter author is running an international campaign to stop children being isolated in poor-quality institutions....

A tough place to be a mother

Girls in Maryland meet their mothers behind bars and share intimate moments, thanks to a special programme....

Home schooled children could face compulsory registration, government consultation suggests

'New issues affecting home education have arisen in recent years, especially the vulnerability of some children to radicalisation'...

Home education compulsory registration?

Ministers ask for views on whether parents should have to register if they home-school their children....

Children with special needs lose out as schools reach 'breaking point' over funding cuts, says teachers' union

'The crisis in special educational needs has reached epidemic proportions. There is no money, there are no places, there is no support'...

Loneliness more likely to affect young people

Older people could be more ‘resilient’ to feelings of loneliness, says research....

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