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Schools affected by attack can re-arrange exams

Tue, 23 May 2017 11:05:39 GMT

After the Manchester attack, exam boards say schools affected can re-arrange GCSE and A-level exams.

Labour tuition fees promise: Students this year 'would not pay'

Mon, 22 May 2017 10:31:56 GMT

Labour says students starting university in England this autumn would not pay fees.

Brexit barriers 'would harm science', say universities

Mon, 22 May 2017 01:47:11 GMT

Make science and research a priority in Brexit talks, says Russell Group.

Jamie Oliver: Axing free school meals a disgrace

Fri, 19 May 2017 11:41:47 GMT

Theresa May's plan to axe free school meals is a disgrace, says TV chef Jamie Oliver.

Tackle candidates on school cuts, heads ask parents

Fri, 19 May 2017 00:07:55 GMT

Parents are receiving letters from school asking them to tackle prospective politicians over funding cuts.

Girlguiding overhauls badges to help girls 'thrive'

Thu, 18 May 2017 08:46:03 GMT

Classic badges likely to be replaced by new ones, including Upcycling and Vlogging.

Tories pledge school cash from cutting free infant meals

Thu, 18 May 2017 16:46:36 GMT

Conservatives promise an extra £1bn per year for schools from scrapping free meals for all infants.

Lib Dems pledge £5.8bn for England's school budgets

Wed, 17 May 2017 16:02:25 GMT

They would also reintroduce maintenance grants, but stop short of scrapping tuition fees in England.

Exercise programme 'can reduce concussion' in youth rugby

Thu, 18 May 2017 07:23:19 GMT

Strength, balance and movement exercises help teenagers avoid injury, a study says.

Governors stage 'strike' over funding

Wed, 17 May 2017 12:40:09 GMT

School governors in West Sussex are staging a first "strike" over worries about funding.

Core academic teachers 'leaving profession'

Tue, 16 May 2017 10:48:36 GMT

About one in 10 of those teaching maths, science and languages leaves each year, analysis of data finds.

Labour manifesto pledges £25bn package for education

Tue, 16 May 2017 14:29:17 GMT

Scrapping tuition fees in England, limiting class sizes and extending free childcare to all two-year-olds.

Union condemns cuts to school nurses

Tue, 16 May 2017 03:02:39 GMT

The Royal College of Nursing voices concern over drops in school nurse and health visitor numbers.

Modern Studies exam reprinted due to diagram error

Mon, 15 May 2017 23:56:51 GMT

The National 5 Modern Studies paper is being reprinted after a mistake was spotted in a diagram.

London private school may let boys wear skirts

Mon, 15 May 2017 10:42:11 GMT

Highgate School is considering introducing gender neutral "mix-and-match" uniforms.

Parents should be offered 'childcare passport'

Mon, 15 May 2017 00:42:14 GMT

The National Day Nurseries Association suggest putting all existing funding schemes into one account.

NI industrial action 'harms education'

Mon, 15 May 2017 16:40:52 GMT

NI's top education official sends a strongly-worded letter to teachers, but unions react angrily.

Bow pupil Nasar Ahmed died from allergic reaction

Fri, 12 May 2017 12:20:16 GMT

Nasar Ahmed died from a reaction to his school dinner and his mother said school staff failed him.

Willenhall school pupils threw food at Ofsted inspectors

Fri, 12 May 2017 13:12:20 GMT

Ofsted report finds its staff were also jostled in corridors during an inspection.

DfE reprimands parents for tweeting Sats test questions

Fri, 12 May 2017 10:05:54 GMT

Parents have been giving away the questions in this year's end of primary tests, say officials

More than 2,000 weapons seized from schools

Fri, 12 May 2017 01:39:27 GMT

Freedom of Information requests reveal 2,579 weapons were seized in schools in England and Wales over two years.

Funding shortfall 'threatens support for vulnerable children'

Thu, 11 May 2017 03:28:43 GMT

A worsening budget gap is putting council children's services at risk, town hall bosses say.

Mum: Why I'm teaching my kids about voting

Wed, 10 May 2017 15:30:36 GMT

A mum explains she thinks mothers should teach their children to vote.

The interview Prince William couldn't forget

Fri, 19 May 2017 09:21:19 GMT

Prince William reunites with the child interviewer who forgot his name - does he still remember her slip-up?

Grime artist Stormzy donates £9,000 to a student's crowdfunding page

Tue, 16 May 2017 17:18:47 GMT

Stormzy has donated £9,000 to a student's crowdfunding campaign

The Turkish teachers who are on hunger strike

Sat, 13 May 2017 13:03:05 GMT

Nuriye Gulmen and Semih Ozakca have been on hunger strike for the last two months to protest against their dismissal by the government.

Rosemary sales surge during exam season

Wed, 17 May 2017 15:25:45 GMT

Exam season sales of rosemary have surged after links with memory, says health food chain.

Children going 'days without seeing parents'

Fri, 12 May 2017 10:50:40 GMT

A charity is warning that many children are going for days without seeing their parents.

Apple's Italian job for finding top talent

Tue, 16 May 2017 23:03:56 GMT

Apple is expanding its European academy to find the next generation of coding and app creators.

'Mesearch' - when study really is all about me

Tue, 09 May 2017 23:06:50 GMT

Can academics really base studies on their own experience? Or is this intellectual narcissism?

Wiping student debt?

Mon, 22 May 2017 13:35:50 GMT

The Green Party has pledged to write off all existing debt as well as scrapping tuition fees.

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.

Free lunch

Fri, 19 May 2017 23:23:45 GMT

Schools say abolition of free school meals for the youngest pupils will come at a cost.

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?

Sleep, snacks, support

Tue, 16 May 2017 05:46:42 GMT

How to help your child through the exam season.

Time to care

Mon, 15 May 2017 16:32:46 GMT

Looking after family - the experiences of relatives and business

Striking a chord

Fri, 12 May 2017 02:03:54 GMT

Fresh from his debut headline performance at London's Royal Albert Hall, Michael Kiwanuka offers advice to teenage musicians.

Teaching travellers

Mon, 15 May 2017 01:41:10 GMT

What is it like to run a school where most of the pupils are from traveller families?

Election promises

Wed, 10 May 2017 15:59:26 GMT

The Labour party is keeping us guessing about whether it would get rid of tuition fees for university students in England.

Cambridge revisited

Wed, 03 May 2017 14:31:47 GMT

The students in the picture want to inspire young black people to apply to the top university.

9-1 GCSEs explained

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 13:28:48 GMT

Key questions about the new 9-1 GCSEs answered.

At a loss

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 01:57:48 GMT

Survivors say the pain of bereavement can easily push people into mental illness without proper support.

'I don't feel blessed'

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 00:09:46 GMT

Parents of disabled children are often positive about the situation - but one mother says her children's autism has left her with "dark thoughts".

Are you ordinary?

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 12:24:50 GMT

The Education Secretary wants to get children from 'ordinary working families' into grammar schools.

'Slingin' irony'

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 00:12:49 GMT

Meet the man who does Jane Austen 'thug' style

Feeling the squeeze

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 15:20:50 GMT

As teacher unions meet for their conferences, parents and delegates express concern over school budgets.

Voicing difference

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 23:53:23 GMT

Chris Ulmer is a former teacher who travels the world giving a voice to children with disabilities.

Opening hearing?

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:12:45 GMT

Many judgements from courts in England and Wales are still not being made public.