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Education spending fall from 2010 to now was worst since 1970s – IFS

Promised increases will barely repair the squeeze felt since austerity began, report saysSchools and colleges in England have suffered the worst fall in spending since the depths of the 1970s, according to a report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies.T…

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The Guardian view on teacher workloads: big lessons to learn | Editorial

England’s teachers are now working as long hours as bankers, but without the banker payThe new secretary of state for education, Gavin Williamson, knows a lot about the heavy workloads piled on teachers. His wife used to teach in a primary school. Then…

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Man jailed for stealing 7,000 books from Scottish universities

Darren Barr also faces assets seizure under legislation normally used for drug gangsA prolific book thief has been jailed for 25 months after he stole more than 7,000 books from three universities in Edinburgh, before selling them online.Darren Barr, 2…

Racial inequality in 'danger of being accepted as fact', think tank warns

Research grants should be held back from institutions failing to boost diversity, report says

Racial inequality in 'danger of being accepted as fact', think tank warns

Research grants should be held back from institutions failing to boost diversity, report says

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Schools told to check they can provide meals after a no-deal Brexit

DfE letter aims to gauge preparedness but offers ‘little practical advice’The Department for Education has told schools to ensure their own sources of food in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal, as part of an urgent appeal to gauge prepa…

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Television workers twice as likely to have attended private school

Ofcom report finds startling lack of diversity among UK broadcastersTelevision workers are twice as likely to have attended private schools compared with other workers, according to a report from Ofcom, which has found a startling lack of diversity amo…

Brexit: Schools told to explain plans for food stockpiling in event of no-deal next month

Minister asks academy chains and councils to set out preparations ahead of 31 October

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If universities value overseas students, they must stop marginalising them | Zainab Naqvi

Overseas students may be able to stay longer after graduation, but it won’t change how they’re treated while studyingUniversities have prioritised internationalising their campuses for a long time, but lately the conversation has shifted towards decolo…

Conflicts, climate change and mental illness among 'biggest emerging threats to children', United Nations warns

Young people more vulnerable to grooming and abuse amid online misinformation, children’s charity says