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Primary league tables: Special-needs pupils struggle with new tests

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:16:22 GMT

Primary school league tables show pupils with special needs are dropping further behind their classmates.

Brexit: UK in Erasmus student scheme until at least 2020

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 20:08:03 GMT

Theresa May confirms UK participation in student exchange will continue for a period after Brexit.

Parents giving children alcohol too young, researchers say

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 01:04:52 GMT

Giving youngsters too many takeaways is also criticised as a health risk by the researchers.

Schools warned over hackable heating systems

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:10:12 GMT

A researcher finds dozens of UK schools' smart heating systems are vulnerable to being attacked.

Vice chancellors' pay: Universities to sign new 'fair pay' code

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:11:55 GMT

University leaders have agreed to a new code on senior pay, which will be published in the next few weeks.

Wealthy students tighten grip on university places

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 10:43:16 GMT

Figures show the gap between poor and wealthy students going to university continues to widen.

Greening wants social mobility to 'unlock talent'

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:59:38 GMT

The education secretary promises £23m to help clever children in poor areas fulfil their potential.

Prof Mary Beard backs school Classics funding appeal

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:55:48 GMT

High Storrs School wants to raise £100,000 to subsidise Latin and Classics classes for students.

Ofsted warns schools against 'disadvantage one-upmanship'

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:18:10 GMT

Amanda Spielman says disadvantaged pupils should not become an excuse for schools not to improve.

Spurs player in global teacher prize shortlist

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 03:20:20 GMT

A PE teacher, who plays for Spurs, is shortlisted in a competition to find the world's best teacher.

Peppa Pig's GP visits copied by fans, says doctor

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 10:46:25 GMT

There are concerns the Pig family's inappropriate doctor calls encourage people to behave similarly.

'Monster' fatberg to go on display in museum

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:23:11 GMT

A slice of a monster fatberg, clogging up London's sewers, is going on display in a museum.

'He should have a happy ending now'

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 06:16:59 GMT

Max Olivares has a rare heart and lung condition, which requires a complex transplant operation.

Why schools close for a snow day: A head teacher explains

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 17:21:49 GMT

Thousands of schools closed on Monday - but how tough a decision was it after heavy snowfalls?

The children whose gaming turns to gambling

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 01:15:17 GMT

Skin betting websites let players gamble with virtual items from online games as currency.

What not to say to men who can’t have kids

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 00:04:22 GMT

Opening up about male infertility.

Global education rankings to measure tolerance

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 00:17:45 GMT

The next international Pisa tests are going to compare how well young people understand other cultures.

Egyptian mummy's secrets revealed at hi-tech laboratory

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 11:59:25 GMT

An intact mummy, excavated a century ago, is the first to be scanned by an advanced X-ray system.

The nursery in Amsterdam's red light district

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 00:24:06 GMT

A nursery is kept open to help local families to stay in inner-city Amsterdam

Why does snow close so many schools?

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 12:25:14 GMT

Hundreds of schools have closed across England and Wales because of snow. How are such decisions made?

'My double life going to work from a homeless hostel'

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 10:31:33 GMT

As the number of homeless children hits a 10-year-high, a mother and daughter tell of their double life.

Streaming pupils

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 09:18:44 GMT

Research suggests school starters are being increasingly grouped by ability - but is this a good thing?

2:1 degree to zero-hours

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 02:35:36 GMT

How young single mothers are squeezed out of the graduate jobs market.

'My entire existence is a lie'

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 02:02:47 GMT

One man says the revelation split his family, while a woman says she is now closer to her mother because of it.

'They called me names like Scarface, Joker, Buttface'

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 02:56:49 GMT

The family hoping the new film Wonder will challenge preconceptions about facial disfigurement.

Automated checkouts 'miserable' for the old

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:15:30 GMT

"Intimidating" checkouts and a lack of seating are "shutting out" the elderly from shops, a charity says.

When I look into my son's eyes I see the man who raped me

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 00:21:52 GMT

Catherine became pregnant after being raped, but she decided to give birth to the child.

Bi the way

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 06:44:41 GMT

Cardiff University's vice chancellor explains why he wanted to speak out about his sexuality.

The worst bullies: 'My friends called me Ugly Betty'

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 01:37:49 GMT

Bullying by friends is 'really harmful and teachers should take it more seriously', says a victim.

Eviction threat over complaints about crying baby

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 09:23:30 GMT

A family renting in London are threatened with eviction after complaints over a crying baby.

Obese and bullied

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 13:17:51 GMT

British boxer Lawrence Okolie visits his former school as part of anti-bullying week, as he reflects on how he was bullied for his weight, made changes to his lifestyle and overcame confidence issues.

Degrees of value

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 01:35:19 GMT

Huge numbers of young people are making a big decision about university - and their future income.

Men's refuge

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 10:00:17 GMT

A man who fled his abusive marriage speaks about how an under-threat refuge helped him.

Sexual harassment

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 13:02:21 GMT

Sex scandals spanning Hollywood, Parliament and far beyond have exposed a possible gap in UK law.

Fake news

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 11:10:45 GMT

Universities launch free courses on how to spot fake news for Trump election anniversary.

'Separated from my siblings'

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 17:06:30 GMT

The Education Committee speaks to children in care as part of its inquiry into fostering.

Modern slums

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 10:48:07 GMT

Broke Britain: families are being squeezed into one-room flats in potentially dangerous conditions.

How fear puts girls off PE

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 02:38:42 GMT

Girls are half as likely as boys to be physically active - and lack of confidence is to blame.

'Privilege to have a child trust you to share their story'

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 01:31:02 GMT

What's it like being a Childline volunteer?

University admissions

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 00:04:58 GMT

UCAS and Which? University's tips on how to convince admissions tutors to offer you a place.

Does Cambridge University need to widen a 'whitewashed' reading list?

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 10:40:47 GMT

Some Cambridge University students don't want to just study books by white authors - but who should be on their reading list?

The children in care left without a school place

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 00:01:30 GMT

How some youngsters who are taken into care can be left out of the classroom.

'We couldn't get our adopted son to school'

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 01:20:21 GMT

When Evelyn and Tony adopted Ryan at the age of seven, his special needs were not immediately apparent.

Transgender girl says it was change sex or die

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 00:18:49 GMT

Ellen - one of the first primary school children to transition in the UK - lets readers into her inner world.

I was an idiot, says excluded boy looking back

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 00:08:47 GMT

With 35 pupils being excluded every day, Ben tells how he went from an ugly statistic to reformed character.

Girls go along with sex acts, says teacher

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 00:10:25 GMT

One young secondary school teacher is shocked by the stories she hears.

'I didn't say no, but I regret that'

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 15:21:09 GMT

A 24-year-old teacher's account of teenage sexual activity prompts many to share their concerns.

'School's dead, it's the same lessons every day'

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 06:42:03 GMT

Why do pupils not attend school? BBC Stories has taken to the streets to find out.

The school for bullied and traumatised children

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 06:43:58 GMT

What do you do if you're so badly bullied you have to leave school? Some children come to a place like this.

The teachers who pay cash to keep their pupils in school

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 06:44:24 GMT

Pupils being absent from school is an ongoing problem, this school is trying to change that.

I should be home-schooled, but I spent 10 months on Xbox

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 00:35:30 GMT

After Mohammed was excluded for bad behaviour, he was home-schooled - but it didn't work out.

School attendance and absence: The facts

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 06:42:14 GMT

Why do pupils not attend school? BBC Stories has been finding out.