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The Guardian view on the school climate strike: protests that matter | Editorial

The youth climate movement has created a new sense of urgency. Adults, including politicians, must now focus on plotting a safer courseThis Friday’s school strike, which adults around the world have been asked to join, is the largest mobilisation yet a…

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There’s a side to Eton that you won’t read about in David Cameron’s memoirs | Musa Okwonga

The world-famous college keeps producing leaders who value power more than compassion. I’ve seen how that happensDavid Cameron publishes his memoirs today, in which he looks back on his time at Eton college; and back on the drug use that, had he been f…

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Record number of disadvantaged pupils get university places

More than a fifth of 18-year-olds from disadvantaged areas of UK are offered places this year Record numbers of young people from the most disadvantaged backgrounds in the UK have won places to go to university this year, according to the admissions ag…

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There is no longer any justification for private schools in Britain | Frances Ryan

Labour is right to debate the future of these unjust institutions, which at last are no longer seen as untouchableA few years back, I finished a PhD on how to tackle Britain’s unequal life chances – which, among other measures, included abolishing priv…

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‘The youth generation is united’: the uni students striking for the climate

As environmental activism grows in schools, anger with government inaction is mounting across university campusesIn a cold, dingy room at the back of a Loughborough pub, maths student Steff Farley would meet with friends to discuss an issue they felt n…

Funding boost for sixth forms and colleges is £1.1bn short of cash needed to reverse cuts, IFS says

Report paints ‘sober’ picture of Boris Johnson’s ‘hyped-up’ announcements, heads’ union says

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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…

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

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