Education

Holocaust Memorial Day: A Nazi in the family

Image copyright Derek Niemann Image caption Karl Niemann tending his garden Holocaust Memorial Day is an annual reminder of the six million Jews murdered during World War Two and the millions of people killed in Nazi persecution and subsequent genocides. This week I accompanied British author Derek Niemann to a meeting in London, where he […]

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Escaping Nazi Germany

Image copyright HAMPTON SCHOOL Image caption Ben, 14, with his grandmother Bea Green, 92 “It’s so miraculous that I’m here and I’ve got him,” says Bea Green, 92. “I’m kind of touched. Yes, it’s quite emotional – not only that I survived and that I had three lovely sons, but also that I have grandchildren. […]

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Teachers in Scotland could strike over pay

Image caption Both the EIS and the SSTA have raised the possibility of industrial action over pay if the talks do not lead to an acceptable offer Scotland’s largest education union has called for a 10% pay rise for all teachers. The Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) said teachers’ pay had fallen in value by […]

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Budget plans refused for 632 NI schools

The Education Authority (EA) has refused to approve the budget plans submitted by 632 schools, the BBC has learned. The authority said it was because those schools were unable to show they could stay within their allocated budgets in 2017/18. By contrast, only 239 schools have had their spending plans approved. If the EA does […]

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'My son waited five years for autism diagnosis'

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionClare Norton shares her experience of trying to get help for son, Ethan Children in parts of Wales are waiting an average of two years for an autism assessment despite a target of six months, figures have shown. Research by BBC Wales’ Wales Live programme has revealed […]

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Ducking the test

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The first tests measuring cultural awareness and being able to spot fake news will be taken this year Schools in England and the United States will not be taking the new international Pisa test designed to assess respect for other cultures, challenge extremism and help identify fake news. The […]

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Meet the 11-year-old going to the Commonwealths

BBC Sport Wales meets Anna Hursey, the 11-year-old selected for the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Hursey – who is in her first year of secondary school – started playing table tennis when she was five years old. She played in her first international tournament aged seven and represented Wales for the first time last year. Her […]