‘Racist graffiti left me terrified’

Ten-year-old David Yamba’s new home was vandalised with the words “No Blacks” painted on the front door. He tells the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme he is still too scared to walk to school. Watch the Victoria Derbyshire programme on BBC Two and BBC News Channel, 10:00 to 11:00 GMT – and see more of our […]

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More Welsh school inspections from 2021

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The National Education Union Cymru is concerned about the proposals Schools will be inspected more often from September 2021 to give assurances on standards as the new curriculum is rolled out. Under the proposals, Estyn inspectors would visit schools at least twice within a seven-year cycle. The new system […]

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Will universities go bust if fees are cut?

Image copyright Getty Images There’s a growing expectation that the review of student finance in England, headed by the financier Philip Augar, is going to recommend a cut in tuition fees. The first figure floated, £6,500, seems to have drifted up to £7,500 after complaints from universities – but that would still be significantly less […]

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The self-taught pianist drawing crowds

Hundreds of thousands of people have seen student Nuradean Arreythe’s piano skills after he learned how to play using online videos. He practised on an old keyboard until it broke – but even that hasn’t stopped him from playing where he can. Produced and edited by Rozina Sini and Kash Jones. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-47260320

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Labour pledges to prevent universities from going bust

Image copyright Getty Images Universities would be prevented from going bust under new plans unveiled by Labour to protect higher education and students from “rampant” market forces. The plans to overhaul regulator the Office for Students reflect fears about some universities’ viability. Under Labour, the OfS would get an explicit objective of avoiding “disorderly failure” […]

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