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Thousands of teenagers in care living without adults

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Thousands of teenagers in council care are living in B&Bs, flats and even tents and caravans - with no live-in adult supervision, a report reveals.In 2018, 3,090 looked-after children were living independently, government data published in the Children's Rights Alliance for England report shows. And local authority data shows at least 1,173 14 and 15-year-olds spent more than six months living in this way.Children's services
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Opioid crisis: US schools prepare for student overdoses

[ad_1] Image caption School nurse Treasa Daly demonstrates how the antidote can be used on a student The US state of Alabama is pioneering a project to train school staff - including teachers, coaches and administrators - how to treat pupils suffering from drug overdoses. "Times have changed. Kids are getting things out of their parents' cabinets. They don't have to go out on the street, and they don't know
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Schools minister Nick Gibb MP challenged over funding by BBC’s Charlie Stayt

[ad_1] Thousands of head teachers have highlighted worsening conditions in their schools.About 7,000 head teachers in England wrote to 3.5 million parents saying that schools are facing a "funding crisis".The joint letter sent home to parents, warning of the impact of cash shortages, said a request to talk to the schools Minister Nick Gibb had been rejected.Nick Gibb MP spoke to BBC Breakfast's Charlie Stayt about the government's education strategy
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Cancer crowdfunding ‘couldn’t save my daughter’

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption‘We chose cancer crowdfunding over making memories’When Gemma Nuttall developed cancer, her family raised thousands of pounds online, with the support of actress Kate Winslet, to send her to a German clinic. But there was no happy ending - and fears remain that crowdfunding puts new pressure on vulnerable families.Doctors saw the first signs of Gemma Nuttall's tumour when she went
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Music lessons ‘being stripped’ out of schools in England

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Only 12% of schools in deprived areas have an orchestra, says the BPI State schools in England have seen a 21% decrease in music provision over the last five years, research suggests. At the same time, access to music in independent schools has risen by 7%, according to figures from the BPI.The gap widens amongst poorer pupils, with just one in four schools
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‘Universities at risk if they admit to cash crisis’

[ad_1] Image copyright Alamy There are UK universities facing deeper financial problems than at "any point in living memory", warns the head of a higher education think tank.Nick Hillman, director of the Higher Education Policy Institute, says some universities are "close to the wall".But the think tank says its survey of student attitudes raises dilemmas over how much information should be shared.The vast majority of students - 97% - thought
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Parkfield Community School LGBT protests: School denies ‘U-turn’

[ad_1] Image caption Assistant head teacher Andrew Moffat created the No Outsiders programme A school which has suspended lessons about LGBT rights and homophobia following protests from parents has denied the move is a U-turn. Parkfield Community School in Alum Rock, Birmingham, has seen protests over its No Outsiders project. It said it was always the plan for the classes to stop at half-term. But, it added, there is a
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Domestic abuse victims school priority call

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption When a parent escapes domestic violence, it can be difficult to get their children into another school Children whose families have had to move because of domestic violence should have priority for school places, says a charity report.The report says 500,000 children in the UK have been exposed to such abuse.But there are warnings that escaping violence can mean families struggling to get
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Music education ‘risks being outdated by technology’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Music teaching could be left behind in an outdated acoustic age if it does not keep up with technology, an in-depth report says.Too much music education does not reflect the reality of how young people engage with music, according to the inquiry from the Music Commission. It says there is a risk this "disconnect" means current teaching methods may become outdated. It argues technology could