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Science gallery experience is weird and wonderful

A new £1.8m interactive gallery featuring unique scientific exhibitions has been launched in Yorkshire.

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Leeds school to close today following Ofsted inspection

A Leeds school is to close for a staff training day today to address issues raised after a recent Ofsted inspection report was critical of past leadership and concluded the school “requires improvement.”

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Yorkshire schools ‘blighted by ethnic segregation’

Thousands of England’s schools are being blighted by segregation linked to a student’s ethnicity or social status with a Yorkshire district named as one of the most divided areas within the country, new research reveals.

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Coun Tim Swift.

Calderdale schoolchildren in London safe after terrorist attack

Children from four schools in Calderdale who were visiting the capital as part of school projects are all safe following a terrorist attack yesterday afternoon.

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Thousands of Englands schools are being blighted bysegregation linked to a students ethnicity or social status, new research reveals.

Schools blighted by segregation as Yorkshire district is named as one of the most divided

Thousands of England’s schools are being blighted by segregation linked to a student’s ethnicity or social status with a Yorkshire district named as one of the most divided areas within the country, new research has revealed today.

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Schools in North Yorkshire are facing cutbacks

North Yorkshire secondary schools ‘consider cutting GCSE subjects’ as over half face funding cuts

More than half of North Yorkshire’s secondary schools are facing funding cuts - and will consider axing GCSE and A-Level subjects to help balance the books.

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Horton-In-Ribblesdale C of E Primary School, Brackenbottom Lane

Four North Yorkshire village primary schools to close - with fears more will follow

They have educated children for generations. But village schools across Yorkshire are in decline - with several now planning to close their doors for good. Chris Burn reports.

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Doncaster Children's Trust Chief Executive Paul Moffat.

Inspectors praise progress of 'inadequate' children's services trust

A children’s services trust that was set up to tackle the ‘historic failures’ of a Yorkshire council has been told it is making “significant progress” by education inspectors after it was itself deemed ‘inadequate’.

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New high rise upmarket student flats to be built in Leeds city centre

New high rise upmarket student flats to be built in Leeds city centre

A NEW high rise flats building in Leeds city centre is set to “raise the bar” for student living in Leeds city centre.

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King James's School, Knaresborough.

Support for pupils after girl, 16, dies at home in Knaresborough

Students at a North Yorkshire school have been offered support following the “tragic and unexpected” death of a 16-year-old pupil.

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Sheffield City Council has been working with partners, including charities and the NHS, to help reduce the risk of suicides and offer mental health support for young people.

Sheffield launches strategy to prevent young people committing suicide

A new strategy has been launched to prevent suicide among young people after more than a third of teenagers in a Yorkshire city have admitted they are unable to cope with the pressures of modern life.

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The UKs first professor of race and education will take up her post at Leeds Beckett next month.

University appoints the UK’s first professor of race and education

The UK’s first professor of race and education will take up her post at Leeds Beckett next month as the university moves to address inequality in education.

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There should be a skills review every year, says Alan Mak MP. Do you agree?

Alan Mak MP: Importance of tech industry to North’s economy cannot be stressed enough

THE Northern Powerhouse might have been the brainchild of George Osborne, but the concept has lost none of its momentum in the months since the former chancellor left Downing Street.

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Should mental health specialists be based in every school?

Jayne Dowle: As a parent, I’d like to see a designated mental health specialist in every school

MY daughter comes home from school with a tale of woe almost every week. The issues her class-mates face would tax any adult. There is one girl who is in knots about her sexuality. Another who has tried to cut her own wrists because her home life is chaotic. And a boy with learning difficulties who once opted to lie down in the middle of the road to wait for a truck to run over him.

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Lib Dems target faith selection in state schools

LIBERAL DEMOCRAT activists ignored appeals from senior party figures as they voted to stop schools selecting pupils on the basis of faith.

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Moor Allerton Hall and Allerton C of E primary schools will each take on 30 extra pupils this year.

Leeds primary schools expand classes to tackle shortage

Two primary schools in Leeds will take on 60 extra pupils in September to tackle the primary school places “black hole” in the north of the city.
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Emma Norris: Further education policy gets churned to death

GOVERNMENT has a tendency to recreate policies and organisations on an alarmingly regular basis. New organisations replace old ones; one policy is ended while a remarkably similar one is launched.

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Children often feel left responsible for a parent or carer when they witness domestic abuse.

York schools join scheme to protect young victims of domestic abuse

A new city-wide initiative to protect the silent young victims of domestic abuse is being rolled out to all schools in York this week.

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Bosses can ban headscarves at work, court rules

Employers can ban workers from wearing headscarves at work, Europe’s top court has ruled.

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Ann Maguire was stabbed to death at a school in Leeds in 2014.

Family of murdered Leeds teacher Ann Maguire fear vital evidence won’t be heard at inquest

The inquest into the death of murdered Leeds teacher Ann Maguire has been put back by several months after her family claimed potentially vital evidence would not be heard.

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