Education News Round-Up July 20th

Tackling university drop-out rate ‘is vital’
More must be done to tackle a steady rise in the number of students dropping out of universities in England, the Social Market Foundation (SMF) says.

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Half of pupils expelled from school ‘mentally ill’
Half of pupils expelled from England’s schools have a mental health issue, according to analysis of official data.

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University first-class degrees soaring
The proportion of top degree grades being awarded by UK universities has soared – with some universities giving first-class degrees to more than a third of their students.

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Chelmsford school will cut teaching hours from autumn
A secondary school will cut an hour of teaching a week from the autumn in a bid to save £100,000.

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