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Only seven primary schools in the country are making pupils aware of female genital mutilation, the Evening Standard can reveal today.

New figures show UK students are lagging behind the rest of the world in core subjects

GCSE league tables: One in three London pupils leave school without five good grades

More than one in three London teenagers leave school without five good GCSEs, figures reveal today.

Two charged with supplying drugs after ‘ecstasy death’ of schoolboy, 16

Two men were today charged with supplying Class A drugs after the apparent ecstasy death of a 16-year-old schoolboy at an illegal rave.

The Prince of Wales has started a Sport Relief race at Dumfries House in East Ayrshire

Charles starts Sport Relief race

The Prince of Wales has marked the launch of Sport Relief 2014 by starting a race around the house he saved for the nation.

Thinking about a career change? Get into teaching

Bethany Doughty worked as an actuary for 10 years before deciding to retrain as a maths teacher. It has proved to be a lifechanging move, for all the right reasons…

Pervert teacher jailed after being found with videos of child porn and animal sex

A perverted teacher has been jailed for a year after admitting possessing child and animal pornography.

Tatler magazine to print its first ever guide to state schools

Society magazine Tatler has published its first ever guide to state schools because private education is becoming too expensive for its readers.

A 17-year-old girl died more than a week after being shot by a high school classmate who then killed himself

Teenage school shooting victim dies

A 17-year-old girl has died more than a week after being shot by a high school classmate who then killed himself.
Leading bosses have supported a new range of A-level standard vocational qualifications

Employers back new qualifications

A new range of A-level standard vocational qualifications - ranging from motorcycle maintenance to patisserie baking - has been launched with the backing of leading employers as part of the Government's efforts to drive up the skills of English youngsters.

US high school pupil shoots students and kills himself 'in revenge attack on teacher'

A teenager who may have had a grudge against a teacher opened fire with a shotgun at a US high school, wounding two students before killing himself.

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