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School seeks to block critical Ofsted report

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:53:33 GMT

A school in England has gone to the High Court to try to prevent a highly critical Ofsted report from being published.



Labour 'will defeat grammar school plans', pledges Rayner

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:05:04 GMT

Labour "will defeat" the government's plans to expand grammar schools in England, shadow education secretary Angela Rayner says.



Narcissism 'short-lived way to popularity'

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:50:52 GMT

New students, in those first awkward days of making friends at university, are being told that being a narcissist only makes you popular in the short term.



Diamond review: Loans 'should replace' tuition fees grant

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 12:12:22 GMT

Loans should replace tuition fee grants and there should be more help with living costs for all Welsh students, a major review of university finance says.



Canadian academic next Cambridge vice-chancellor

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:55:27 GMT

Stephen Toope is chosen as the next vice-chancellor of the University of Cambridge.



Home Office 'won't see pupil nationality'

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:39:02 GMT

The government says it will not pass data on pupils' nationality to immigration officials or the Home Office.



Parents face steeper university costs

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:43:55 GMT

Parents do not have enough warning about the cost of supporting their children in university in England, says a consumer rights campaigner.



Welsh university tuition fees pegged at £9,000

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 16:42:58 GMT

Welsh university tuition fees will be pegged at £9,000 next year despite colleges in England being given the go-ahead to charge up to £9,250.



Scots teachers are 'dangerously overstretched' by vacancies

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 23:13:37 GMT

There were more than 500 teacher vacancies in Scotland's schools as pupils returned after their summer break, figures have shown.



Academies encouraged to open selective schools

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 12:37:01 GMT

Ministers urge academy chains to set up new selective schools in England and units for high-ability pupils.



Brexit: UK universities consider EU branches

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 15:57:35 GMT

UK universities could open campuses in Europe to offset the effect of Brexit, some vice-chancellors have suggested.



Grammar schools expansion 'could dumb them down'

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 23:42:08 GMT

Plans to expand the number of grammar school places could dumb down their results, research suggests.



Sri Lanka bans schools from imposing dress codes on parents

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 11:32:45 GMT

Schools in Sri Lanka are banned from imposing dress codes on parents. after a poster telling women what to wear sparked an outcry online.



More support call for children with special needs

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 08:45:58 GMT

Many children with special needs are not getting a fair chance in schools, the Children's Commissioner for Wales says.



University of Aberdeen staff face compulsory redundancies

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 13:30:01 GMT

Compulsory redundancies may happen at the University of Aberdeen's medical school due to a low uptake of a voluntary severance and early retirement scheme.



'I got groped on the way to class'

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 10:49:23 GMT

MPs say the government has no coherent plan for tackling sexual harassment and sexual violence in England's schools.



Julie Walters: Grammar schools 'divisive and dreadful'

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 11:08:58 GMT

Actress Julie Walters, who went to a grammar school, says expanding them is a 'terrible thing to do'.



Colchester high school abolishes 'traditional' homework

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:07:07 GMT

A high school scraps traditional homework in favour of a more "independent" approach to learning.



'Smart drug' warning for students

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:38:56 GMT

The government's watchdog issues a warning to students about the dangers of taking cognitive enhancers or "smart drugs".



How do you train to be a big city mayor?

Tue, 06 Sep 2016 23:48:16 GMT

Harvard is going to offer lessons to mayors in how to run a city.



Class action

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 23:44:51 GMT

Turkey is pursuing a world-wide campaign to shut down schools linked to exiled Turkish cleric Fetullah Gulen, but what are these schools and how are they linked to him?



Confidence crisis

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 14:42:56 GMT

A survey of 4,000 18- to 30-year-olds in Britain suggests many feel their lives are "on hold". The BBC spoke to four young women to find out why they feel they're being held back in life.



School quiz

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 02:39:41 GMT

State, grammar or private - where did these people go to school?



Defying 'banter'

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 17:46:29 GMT

A sex education expert says sexual bullying has become an accepted culture for teenagers within schools.



Oxbridgeton?

Sun, 11 Sep 2016 02:30:41 GMT

The story of England's little known third ancient university and how it was killed off by a king.



Choosing selection?

Sat, 10 Sep 2016 00:12:01 GMT

Heads and parents gave mixed reactions to Mrs May's speech announcing plans for more selective education in England.



Alternative first days

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 09:33:58 GMT

As social media fills up with photographs of shiny-faced children heading off for the first day of school, the hashtag #notbacktoschool has been gaining traction. Home education parents have posted their first day pictures too.



11-Plus

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 11:48:25 GMT

Newsbeat takes a look at example questions you might face in a grammar school entrance exam.



Grammar test

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 09:34:03 GMT

As the prime minister sets out plans for a new wave of grammar and selective schools, we examine how they might look and how the system has changed.



Starting university

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 08:00:39 GMT

Things new students need to know - and what to avoid - as they start university.



Rating Oxbridge

Fri, 02 Sep 2016 15:23:07 GMT

Oxford and Cambridge, academically elite, oversubscribed but criticised as socially exclusive - do these degrees really live up to their reputation?



Parent code

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 18:29:10 GMT

GCSE results are being published, and parents will have to react to the news. What will they really mean?



GCSEs 2016

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 23:33:08 GMT

A guide to this year's GCSEs.



GCSE quiz

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 01:19:17 GMT

It's the last year of the current system, which was introduced in 1988. But how would you fare against today's teenagers in the current exams?



Girls on top

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 09:40:22 GMT

With girls' dominance on the university campus set to continue, we ask why more women than men go to university.



Free lunch?

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 12:34:26 GMT

As thousands of students prepare to head off to university for the first time, here are 10 alternative ways they can help fund their education.



Birds and bees

Wed, 17 Aug 2016 04:07:41 GMT

Sex and relationship education (SRE) in schools is often criticised - so we've asked a teacher to watch old videos and explain how it's changed over the last 50 years.



Degree or drop out?

Mon, 01 Aug 2016 00:52:20 GMT

Students in university are more likely to start their own business while still in school - but what happens when these dorm-room firms have to grow up?



The new Sats

Tue, 05 Jul 2016 10:38:33 GMT

As results of national primary school tests in England are published, we ask what is new and different about this year's Sats.