Education

Schools told not to dismiss sexual harassment 'as banter'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Teachers should be aware of the likelihood that that harassment can spread on social media Sexual harassment or violence at school should never be dismissed as “banter”, new Department for Education guidance to schools and colleges has stressed. “Sexting” explicit images and videos of under-18s is illegal, it says, […]

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Schools warned over hackable heating systems

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Concerns have been raised that hackers could attack schools’ heating systems during a cold spell Dozens of British schools’ heating systems have been found to be vulnerable to hackers, according to a probe by a security research firm. Pen Test Partners says the problem was caused by the equipment’s […]

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Wealthy students tighten grip on university places

Image copyright Getty Images The most advantaged teens have tightened their grip on university places, pulling further ahead of the least advantaged, Ucas data shows. Although more poorer students won places at university this year, wealthy students increased at a higher rate. This means the most advantaged 18-year-olds continue to dominate higher education in England. […]

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Prof Mary Beard backs school Classics funding appeal

Image copyright High Storrs School Image caption High Storrs Classical Civilisation students on a field trip with teacher Gina Johnson Renowned Classics scholar Mary Beard has backed a state school’s efforts to raise £100,000 in a bid for it to continue teaching Latin and Classics. High Storrs School in Sheffield said running courses for the […]

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Global education rankings to measure tolerance

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Pisa tests are going to compare countries on how well young people can work together International education rankings are going to test a very different type of skill next year. The Pisa tests, which compare teenagers’ ability in reading, maths and science, for the first time are also […]