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French students rank last in EU for maths, study finds

France came last in maths and next to last in science among EU nations in the latest Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study.

Two children die in school bus crash in eastern France

Three other children were injured in the crash in snowbound conditions when their coach carrying 33 pupils to school near Pontarlier left the road. 

French schools' study tackles discrimination taboo

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The French Republican mantra of Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité has arguably cast a veil over prejudice and discrimination in some of the country’s institutions because of a widespread belief that if equality has been decreed, it must exist. But now, an unusual grass-roots study is being run in five schools in the city of Grenoble, southern France, to investigate evidence that children from families of non-French ethnic origin are, against their will, guided to a future professional life that offers fewer opportunities than for others. Lucie Delaporte reports on a taboo subject that has divided experts and evaded proper public debate.