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Rise in poorer students dropping out of university

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 00:05:51 GMT

The number of disadvantaged students not finishing their studies rises for the second year in a row.

Exam chief's 'profound regret' over A-level leaks

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 10:19:34 GMT

Leaks in two A-Level exams in the past few days prompt an exam board chief to express "profound regret".

Fresh fire safety checks on schools urged

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 20:25:54 GMT

Unions call for urgent fire safety checks at schools in the wake of the Grenfell fire.

University accommodation across UK investigated over Grenfell cladding fears

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 14:37:05 GMT

Student accommodation across the country is being checked fire safety issues, following the Grenfell Tower disaster.

GCSE pass levels causing confusion over university entry

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 23:02:00 GMT

There are warnings of confusion over university admissions as changes to GCSEs create two different pass grades.

Divisions in society leading to 'sour mood'

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 04:30:31 GMT

Divides in British society are unsustainable, the Social Mobility Commission warns.

Department for Education discloses gender pay gap

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 10:04:08 GMT

The pay gap between men and women working at the department is 5.9%.

'Less homophobic bullying' in Britain's schools

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 23:02:13 GMT

Bullying against gay pupils has reduced, a study suggests, but many still face victimisation.

New York governor says progress in Hungary university talks

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 13:25:08 GMT

The symbolic dispute over a threatened Budapest university has moved to talks in New York.

Wales teacher recruitment levels 'bordering on crisis'

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 05:37:33 GMT

The target for trainee teacher intake in secondary schools and for PGCEs has been missed, figures show.

Schools go green to support Grenfell fire victims

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:23:32 GMT

Pupils in schools across England go green to show their support for the Grenfell fire victims.

Warnings on exclusion levels in Norfolk

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 13:50:25 GMT

Norfolk County Council said 290 pupils were excluded in 2015-16.

Pisa test scores 'risk' to Wales economy warning

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 05:48:06 GMT

Investors will judge Wales on global education results, ex-advisor to government warns.

Heads worried tuition fee pledge for teachers to be dropped

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:59:00 GMT

Will the promise of tuition fee relief for teachers be the next education policy to be scrapped?

Leading universities rated 'bronze' under new ranking system

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 08:22:49 GMT

Universities are now ranked bronze, silver or gold for their standard of undergraduate teaching.

Number of families made homeless rises by 17%

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:27:23 GMT

Official figures reveal the number of people made homeless in the past year is up a fifth on five years ago.

Boys at Exeter academy wear skirts in uniform protest

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 09:35:29 GMT

They wanted to wear shorts, but were told that breached their school's uniform policy.

Music removed from school's curriculum

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 09:05:31 GMT

A head teacher says he has cut music lessons due to budget cuts.

The English town that really loves a school prom

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 23:41:47 GMT

More than 3,000 guests dress up for this year's event in the small town of Midsomer Norton.

Grenfell Tower: Pupils share 'happy memories' of lost friends

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:50:52 GMT

Avondale Park Primary School pupils share happy memories of friends lost in the Grenfell Tower fire.

Could XPrize tablets replace teachers in Tanzania?

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 23:26:23 GMT

Teams around the world are competing to develop tablet software to replace a teacher in developing countries.

London fire: Survivor sits GCSE day after tower disaster

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 22:26:48 GMT

Ines, 16, and her father Miguel on how they've carried on with their lives after the fire.

Call to boost children's writing for pleasure

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 00:45:33 GMT

Children who write for pleasure are more likely to be working at above the expected level for their age, a study suggests.

'Trump' children's word of the year

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 09:50:58 GMT

Donald Trump is firing children's imaginations, judging by stories entered for the 500 Words contest.

How do you train to be a tennis umpire?

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 23:07:37 GMT

You've heard the shouts for line calls. But how do you get to be an official at a tennis match?

Historic violin lent by Oxford University to Syrian refugee

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 13:58:16 GMT

A violin is taken out of an Oxford University museum collection and lent to a young Syrian refugee.

UN warns 'no progress' on 260 million missing school places

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 23:39:07 GMT

Despite international pledges, many of the world's poorest children do not get a chance to go to school.

Peace lessons

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 23:15:04 GMT

Is it possible to find peace in Thailand?

Rihanna's school plea

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:57:31 GMT

Global pop star tweets world leaders to commit to educating young people in developing countries and Canada's Justin Trudeau is in.

'Near full-scale riot'

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 23:05:52 GMT

A former teacher reveals what it was like to work at a school given Ofsted's lowest rating.

Rookie research

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 00:37:27 GMT

Schoolchildren as young as eight are doing cutting edge research alongside university lecturers.

Comedy of errors

Fri, 26 May 2017 15:12:15 GMT

Students vent their anger on social media after exam board error

Talking terrorism

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 12:34:41 GMT

What is the best approach for parents when the news is frightening?

Shifting tongues

Fri, 26 May 2017 01:19:24 GMT

John Kerry joked about Americans learning Russian, but global politics do influence languages studied.

Hip help

Sat, 20 May 2017 23:51:14 GMT

How one man used hip-hop to help his son study for his physics exam.

School choice

Thu, 18 May 2017 09:52:45 GMT

If the US moves towards a voucher system, what does the OECD say about the possible consequences?