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The letters that ended World War One

Image copyright AlamyImage caption Rear Admiral Hope (front right) was part of the British delegation at the Armistice talks After four years of bloody conflict, the Armistice was finally signed in November 1918. The arrival of American troops, earlier that year, saw the Germans grow progressively weaker and their officers privately conceded they had no […]

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Bullying: Children point finger at adults

Image copyright Getty Images Children want adults to show each other more respect, with four out of 10 (41%) seeing grown-ups bullying each other in the past six months, a survey says. Research among 1,001 children aged 11 to 16 by the Anti-Bullying Alliance suggests worrying numbers of children see adults setting a bad example. […]

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Where do teachers get the most respect?

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption The teaching profession has a high public status in China If teachers want to have high status they should work in classrooms in China, Malaysia or Taiwan, because an international survey suggests these are the countries where teaching is held in the highest public esteem. But their colleagues in Brazil, […]

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Children are being ‘datafied from birth’

Image copyright Getty Images The children’s commissioner for England is calling on internet giants and toy-makers to be more transparent about the data they are collecting on children. Today’s children are the first to be “datafied” from birth and little thought has been given to the consequences, a report for her says. Who Knows What […]

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Child protection services near crisis as demand rises

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSocial workers on the hardest part of their job A steep rise in vulnerable children needing protection over the past 10 years is pushing council children’s services in England into crisis, suggests research to be published on Thursday. There has been a substantial increase in calls from […]

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Uncomfortable ideas part of learning, says regulator

Image copyright Getty Images Uncomfortable ideas should not be suppressed on campus and students should learn to deal with them through debate, a university regulator says. Sir Michael Barber, head of the Office for Students (OfS), says universities need to be places of “vigorous debate”. They should, he says, be places where “the pursuit of […]