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Richard Garner is The Independent's Education Editor.

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Universities target white pupils in light of low recruitment levels

A growing number of UK universities are targeting the recruitment of white students in the wake of evidence showing they are the least likely ethnic group to apply go on to higher education.

A trial of the scheme led to fewer pupils from the schools who took part in the plan being sent home

New schools trial results in fewer expulsions

A pioneering plan to give schools more responsibility over the fate of excluded pupils has cut the number of expulsions, according to research published today.

The new Education Secretary, Nicky Morgan

Academy chains 'worse for disadvantaged children' than local authority schools

Some academy chains are “highly ineffective” in improving the prospects of disadvantaged pupils, according to ground-breaking research published today.

The amount spent by universities on bursaries, scholarships and hardship funds is set to fall

UK universities spending more on outreach and less on bursaries, report shows

Britain’s leading universities have performed a U-turn over the methods they use to attract more disadvantaged students, says a report out today.

Goldsmiths College is applauded for greater transparency over vice-chancellor's pay

There may be a frisson of horror in vice-chancellor circles at the latest initiative from Goldsmiths College. The south London university has become the first in the country to permit a student representative to sit in on the body that determines the university vice-chancellor's pay.

School children on 'pupil premium' could get priority admission to schools under new plans

Schools could be allowed to give top priority to disadvantaged pupils in the battle for places, under new proposals being drawn up by the Government.

Applicants from most minority backgrounds were less likely to receive offers from universities than their white British peers

Minorities ‘less likely to get university place’

Black and ethnic minority students face discrimination in seeking a university place, according to a study published today.

Oldknow Academy, one of the Birmingham Schools at the centre of the 'Trojan Horse' affair

Trojan Horse schools: Teachers to be barred for not 'protecting British values'

Teachers face being barred from the profession if they fail to protect British values in their schools, new Education Secretary Nicky Morgan declared today.

Cambridge University's Trinity College

Tompkins Table 2014: Trinity College Cambridge produces record number of firsts

Students graduating from Trinity College in Cambridge, notched up a record number of firsts this summer as their college topped the university’s league table for degree results for the fourth year in succession.

End games: headteacher Deirdre Murphy at a farewell party for the pupils

Harrowden Middle School's pupils are thriving, and Ofsted has praised it - so why is it closing?

Richard Garner reports on a bizarre educational decision
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