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BBC News - Education & Family
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 14:44:25 +0100
Let councils run academy chains, say MPs
Councils with "strong educational performance" could help struggling academies, a committee says.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 02:04:12 GMT
Sugary drinks levy will earn schools £415m
Every school in England will get cash to invest in mental health facilities and physical exercise.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 11:00:51 GMT
OECD report backs radical reform of Welsh curriculum
The organisation behind the PISA international school rankings says Wales should continue its radical reform of the curriculum.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 13:44:15 GMT
Poor children 'more likely to be in care'
Huge gap in the likelihood of children from the poorest UK areas being put into care, a study finds.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 09:48:07 GMT
Children exposed to 'unacceptably high levels' of alcohol marketing
Children are exposed to "unacceptably high levels" of alcohol marketing through sports sponsorship and public adverts, according to a report.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 00:29:40 GMT
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UNESCO meeting lays groundwork for reviving, protecting Iraq’s cultural heritage
As details on the destruction of and damage to Iraq’s rich and diverse cultural heritage emerge, the United Nations cultural agency has appealed to the international community to help protect and revive the country’s archaeological, religious and cultural sites for future generations.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:54:43 EST
Multilingual education is 'absolutely essential,' UNESCO chief says on Mother Language Day
Learning languages is a promise of peace, innovation and creativity, and will contribute to the achievement of global development goals, the head of the United Nations agency for culture and education has said, marking International Mother Language Day.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:00:00 EST
'Radio provides accessible, real-time medium to bridge divides,' UNESCO says on World Day
Radio has never been so dynamic, engaging and important in the midst of deep change in ways to share and access information, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) said today, World Radio Day.
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 11:14:30 EST
'The world needs science and science needs women,' UN says on International Day
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today urged greater investments in teaching science, technology, engineering and math to all women and girls as well as equal access to these opportunities.
Sat, 11 Feb 2017 00:00:00 EST
FEATURE: Diplomacy of the conscience – The Holy See at the United Nations
Ever since 1964, when it was informally accepted to the United Nations General Assembly, the Holy See has had a permanent seat at international discussions and used its observer status to go on record about matters of peace and human dignity.
Tue, 07 Feb 2017 12:37:15 EST