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Monday, 8 July, 2002, 08:02 GMT 09:02 UK

Language study for the 21st Century
Now we know that everything is binary - but girls are suffering because they are not encouraged to learn how to speak it.
Peak season brings school trip fears
The prosecution of council bosses over the drowning of two schoolgirls highlights the potential dangers of school trips.
boy writing Families fight for special schools
Parents of children with learning difficulties are upset by Gloucestershire's plan to shut their schools.
Calls for review of art education
Is the teaching of art in England's schools and universities as good as it might be, or has it lost its way as some critics say?
Robots build bridges for science
As the government pledges to boost science in education, BBC News Online finds out how robots are setting some pupils on fire for science.
Grants return for Welsh students
Poorer Welsh students are about to benefit from the limited return of grants.
Learning the Montessori way
Individual learning, with minimum input from teacher - how a Montessori school operates.
Secrets of a code breaker
Is the secret of modern day code breakers a sound knowledge of pure maths or an awareness of human fallibility?
The annual diary of Every Truant
An education welfare officer charts one - fictional - child's decline into truancy and exclusion.
Boy's life for Buddhist monk
A 16-year-old British boy is training to be a monk in Laos, where he was born.
Another chance at schooling
How a European school in a deprived part of Leeds is giving students more than just one chance at an education.
Surviving the exams
Tips for students on how to cope as the UK's main exam season begins.
Dear Mrs Hodge . . .
A graduate and the higher education minister exchange letters about the cost of higher education.
Meditate your way to success
Teachers are searching for ways to tackle classroom discipline. One experiment in California is having significant results.
Cooking up a scientific experiment
How learning to cook can bethe recipe for success in science lessons.
College students' money complaints
Further education students say they want the government to back up its "lifelong learning" rhetoric with better funding.
Talking tough to New York's truants
Matt Wells visits a scheme in Brooklyn which aims to persuade teenage truants that they are better off at school.
15,000 debt - and counting
Student Clare-Marie White details her struggle to balance university studies and debt.
An education in the States
UK student Rosaleen Kyle finds a year spent studying in the United States a cultural, as well as academic, education.
The tests are back
Schools are preparing themselves for the annual national curriculum tests - with tips on how not to cheat.
Tips for university open days
As sixth formers head off to university open days, first-year degree student Sarah Treanor offers tips for making the most of the trip.
UK 'poaching' Jamaican teachers
School systems in developing countries are being ransacked by teacher recruitment agencies to fill staff shortages in England.
British pupils sent to Jamaican school
A more traditional style of education is prompting black British parents to send their children to school in the West Indies.
London teachers' Jamaican lessons
Teachers from England go to Jamaica to look at ways of raising the academic achievement of African-Caribbean boys.
Women learners 'forgotten'
An international charity is calling for more cash to be spent on training and educating women in the world's poorest countries.
Learning what it takes to be a man
Youngsters and staff at a centre for boys excluded from school stress the importance of positive adult male role models.
'My struggle to buy school uniforms'
As research suggests many families struggle to pay for school uniforms, one mother speaks to BBC News Online about her experiences.
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Graduate Emma Higgins writes a open letter to the higher education minister
The cost of education

Fewer of England's 16 year olds are staying in education or training
Had enough at 16

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Why it is black boys do less well in school

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