Education

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” […]

Education

Schoolchildren go on strike over climate change

Schoolchildren across the UK have gone on strike as part of a global campaign calling for action over climate change. Students around the country walked out of school to call on the government to declare a climate emergency and take active steps to tackle the problem. “Save our planet” was the message chanted by thousands […]

Education

Glasgow primary schools to trial car-free zones

Image copyright Glasgow City Council Image caption Seven Glasgow City Council schools will take part in the pilot Car-free zones are to be introduced around some primary schools as part of a move to keep pupils safe. Glasgow City Council said seven primary schools are to trial the temporary pedestrian areas for 18 months to […]