Education

Birmingham school LGBT row: Trial date set over protests

Image caption Hundreds of protesters gathered at Anderton Park Primary School last month A court trial will be held over whether protests can be held outside a Birmingham primary school. Parents had been gathering at Anderton Park Primary School over concerns children were “too young” to learn about LGBT relationships. A temporary injunction was put […]

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Jeremy Corbyn: Children’s talents being squandered

Image copyright Getty Images Children’s talents are “squandered” by a failing and underfunded education system and unequal society, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said. Speaking at a party event in Brighton, he pledged to create a social justice commission to help tackle inequality. Mr Corbyn added it was “not right” that some primary schools in […]

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Foster parents honoured for ‘changing lives’

Image caption “I remember standing on the drive, waving goodbye, crying my eyes out.” Judith recalls her first experience of fostering. “The first one that went, I really wanted to keep her actually – and I remember standing on the drive, waving goodbye, crying my eyes out and I said, ‘I can never do this […]

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Birmingham LGBT row: ‘Homophobic protests must stop’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBirmingham LGBT row: Protest is ‘homophobic’ says mayor Protests against LGBT teaching at a Birmingham primary school are “homophobic” and must “stop now”, the West Midlands mayor has said. Andy Street said he was in “disbelief” at material distributed by protesters outside Anderton Park Primary. The mayor, […]

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Record ethnic minority students at Oxford

Image copyright Getty Images Oxford University’s latest admissions figures show the highest ever proportion of places for ethnic minority students – at 18%. There were also rising numbers of state school pupils, up to about 61%. But the figures, for undergraduate entry in autumn 2018, showed more places taken by students from Singapore than from […]

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Sultan of Brunei’s London doctorate revoked

Image copyright STRImage caption Brunei”s Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah King’s College London (KCL) have revoked the Sultan of Brunei’s honorary doctorate, after his country made gay sex punishable by stoning to death. Strict new Islamic laws came into force in April in the south-east Asian nation, advocating punishment for theft by amputation. The move has sparked […]

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Greater Manchester scheme aims to end older LGBT inequality

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSir Ian McKellen said he felt “criminalised” because of his sexuality in his youth A project to “end the inequalities” faced by older LGBT people has been launched in Greater Manchester. The LGBT Foundation’s Pride in Ageing aims to tackle social isolation and ensure “access to inclusive […]

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Gender not children ‘holds women academics back’

Image copyright Getty Images Women academics do not rise through the ranks as fast as men with the same credentials and personal circumstances, research indicates. The study, of 2,270 academics at 24 top UK universities, found the men reached more senior levels than the women, even after parenthood was accounted for. The Cardiff University researchers […]

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‘Cut child poverty in five easy steps’

Image copyright Getty Images Some 700,000 children in the UK could be lifted out of poverty in five easy steps costing £8.3bn, a charity says. The Child Poverty Action Group analysed the impact of continuing benefit cuts to children in the UK, projecting the impact of these forward to 2023. Its report proposes a series […]