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Disabled students dropping out amid 'inadequate' support, charities and unions warn

Institutions must step up to challenge to improve provision, minister says

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Manchester council urged to reject statue of ‘anti-black racist’ Gandhi

Students say remarks by Indian freedom fighter mean proposed sculpture would be an ‘insult’Manchester city council should reject a statue of the Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi on account of his “well-documented anti-black racism”, according …

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I thought I knew about feminism – then I started work in a women’s prison

I wanted to teach the inmates about female empowerment. Instead, they overturned my views on everything from sex work to marriageI thought I knew about feminism. I had the word “FEMINIST” written in black marker pen across the front of my homework diar…

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Conservative activists want to outlaw antisemitism in public education. Why is that a bad thing?

First amendment advocates see the laws as a major threat to free speech on university campusesRight-wing activists are attempting to spread new laws across Republican-controlled states that would ban criticism on public university campuses of Israel an…

Flagship Tory free schools policy failing to help students in areas that need it most, report says

Pupils from ‘challenged white communities’ underserved, think tank warns

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LGBT lessons protester ‘inflamed tensions’ by inviting imam, court hears

Mullah Bahm claimed schools had anal sex and paedophile ‘agenda’ at protest, video showsThe lead protester in the row over LGBT equality teaching has been accused of “inflaming tensions” by inviting a controversial imam who claimed anal sex, paedophili…

One in eight schools do not have library and poorer children more likely to miss out, study finds

‘We cannot accept inequality of access and opportunity,’ campaigners say

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How I found my vocation: ‘I was told I wasn’t intelligent enough to study’

No one at school knew about my complicated family life, but now I’m studying to be a lawyer and making my children proudI always wanted to study law, but as a teenager I was told I wasn’t smart enough. That put me off for years.I grew up in west London…

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Revise, reuse, recycle: how to be a sustainable student

From cutting out beef to repairing old clothes, here are some tips for freshers who want to be green at universityAs university doors opened in September for a new year, an estimated 6 million people across the world took to the streets in a historic w…

Physical exercise during academic lessons can help boost test scores, study suggests

‘Active classes help children learn more effectively,’ researchers say