Education

GCHQ sets up all-female cyber-training classes

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images All-female classes in cyber-skills are being set up by the GCHQ intelligence service, in an attempt to recruit a wider range of online security experts. Almost 90% of the cyber-skills workforce worldwide is male, says GCHQ’s cyber-defence arm, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). With warnings of serious skills shortages, […]

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Liverpool University Chinese cheating email 'racist'

[ad_1] Image copyright Google Image caption Liverpool University later apologised and said the intention “was not to single out any particular group” A university has been accused of racism after it sent an e-mail suggesting Chinese students didn’t know what cheating was. The University of Liverpool sent the note about exam conduct to its international […]

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Birkenhead school's meal threat angers parents

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Devonshire Park Primary said it had been forced to take action as it was owed more than £1,000 Parents have reacted angrily to a letter sent by a school threatening to withhold hot meals from children if dinner money arrears are not paid. Devonshire Park Primary in Merseyside said […]

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Rich students save by paying fees up front

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images The wealthiest students are going to university in England for the lowest cost, by paying their tuition fees up front, say researchers. About 10% of students are not taking out loans and so avoid interest rates of 6.3% paid by other students, says the Intergenerational Foundation. The think tank says […]

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Universal credit: Single mums win High Court battle

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The women say the “rigid” system has left them unable to make ends meet (illustrated by models) Four working single mothers have won a High Court challenge over the government’s universal credit scheme. They argued a “fundamental problem” with the system meant their monthly payments varied “enormously”, leaving […]

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Schools facing 'financial cliff edge'

[ad_1] Image caption Schools are facing a “marked deterioration” in their finances, an analysis says Almost a third of local authority secondary schools in England are unable to cover their costs, a study suggests. The Education Policy Institute says its research shows the proportion of such schools with budgets in the red has almost quadrupled […]

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Universal credit: U-turn on two-child cap on benefit

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Amber Rudd will make her first major welfare speech on Friday About 15,000 families no longer face having their benefits capped after the government performed another U-turn over its flagship universal credit. The work and pensions secretary has ditched plans to extend a benefits cap on families of […]