Education

Primary pupil wins sex assault damages

The parents of a girl sexually assaulted at the age of six by boys in her school playground have won compensation from the local authority. The council has not accepted liability but the undisclosed five-figure settlement could set a precedent. Figures gathered by BBC News show sexual assaults in schools are still being reported to […]

Education

Back from the 'dark age'

Image caption Mosul University is still carrying the scars of war and occupation Mosul University in Iraq is rebuilding its campus and its community after surviving its own “dark age”. The university was occupied for more than two years by the so-called Islamic State group – and kept open in a state of persecution and […]

Education

Migrant workers send home £8bn to families

Image copyright PA Image caption Migrant workers in the English grape harvest: Many send money home to support their families’ education Migrant workers in the UK, many in low-paid jobs, are sending £8bn a year to support families in their home countries, says a report from the United Nations’ education agency. This is often used […]

Education

Special needs pupils 'spend years out of school'

Image copyright Boston Globe Image caption Children with special educational needs are more likely to be taken off the school roll, experts say Julie becomes tearful when she starts talking about her autistic son’s struggle to stay in school. “He has been taught that he’s not worth anything,” she says. Sam, 14 – who loves […]