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Faith school push will not 'help results'

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 11:12:08 GMT

Education levels will not rise if faith schools in England take more pupils on religious grounds, a report says.

National Teaching Service dropped, government confirms

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 18:43:52 GMT

A scheme to recruit top teachers to work in deprived areas has been dropped, the government confirms.

Schools asbestos claims hit £10m

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:03:39 GMT

BBC News finds councils in England have paid out £10m due to people who became ill because of asbestos in school buildings.

Art history A-level saved at last minute

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 16:29:56 GMT

Art history A-level campaigners say they are "thrilled" by a last-minute decision to save it.

More than 250,000 are homeless in England - Shelter

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 13:25:51 GMT

More than a quarter of a million people in England are homeless, says housing charity Shelter.

School performance link to Brexit vote, says Ofsted boss

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 10:52:48 GMT

Poor schools contributed to a sense of being ignored revealed in the Brexit vote, says Ofsted boss.

Muslim families sending children to Catholic schools

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 02:58:08 GMT

More than 20,000 pupils in Catholic schools are Muslims, new figures have revealed.

Christmas card printing firm Schoolcardshop ceases trading

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 22:22:44 GMT

A company that converts children's artwork into Christmas cards has gone out of business.

Tax credit benefit removals criticised by MPs

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 04:30:02 GMT

A "cut first, think later" attitude plunged tax credit claimants into hardship and debt, say MPs.

Thousands of children 'missing' from education

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 02:09:37 GMT

More than 30,000 children were missing from schools for substantial periods of time in the 2014-15 academic year, figures suggest.

Young women 'shut out of jobs market' by lack of support

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 03:08:28 GMT

Too many young women are being shut out of the workplace by a lack of support, a charity says.

Senior MPs call for compulsory sex education

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 14:14:21 GMT

Five Commons select committee chairmen and women call for sex education to be a statutory subject.

New nursing apprentice role announced

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 04:02:05 GMT

Aspiring nurses can soon enrol on a new on-the-job apprenticeship role, the government says.

Singapore tops global education rankings

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 13:53:54 GMT

Northern Ireland does well at maths, but England fails to advance in global school rankings.

Many teenagers 'neglected by uninterested parents'

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 11:42:52 GMT

A charity says tens of thousands of teenagers in England are being neglected by uninterested parents.

Card game ditches 'Trump' name as 'brand disaster'

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 14:29:07 GMT

An educational card game is having to ditch "Trump" from its name because people think it is connected with the president-elect.

Ministers criticised over school sexual harassment response

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 12:57:16 GMT

Ministers face criticism for rejecting calls for statutory action to tackle sexual harassment in England's schools.

Free school meals plan will help more pupils, heads say

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 13:26:19 GMT

Head teachers want MPs to back a call for all poorer pupils to be automatically registered for free meals.

Burnley primary school pupils in e-cigarettes exclusion warning

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 13:18:38 GMT

Children found with e-cigarettes face exclusion, the head teacher of their primary school tells parents.

Nativity play charges lead to parents' 'verbal abuse'

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 16:54:53 GMT

A primary school charges parents £1 to watch their children in its nativity play, sparking fury from parents.

Singaporeans fight 'exam-shaming' by sharing scores and careers

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 07:31:42 GMT

Singaporeans share their marks on a high-stakes exam and current careers to fight stigma over poor scores.

'Shocking' figures show a third of children behind at five

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 11:44:13 GMT

Almost a third of children in England are behind in their development when they start primary school, according to official figures

Raised in the UK but 'blocked' from going to university

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:28:03 GMT

An 18-year-old who has lived in the UK since she was four says she's been denied a chance to attend university.

Asbestos in schools: Petition to protect children from deadly material

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 08:26:07 GMT

The daughter of a retired teacher who died after being exposed to asbestos at school, is warning parents of the risk to their children.

Ben Carter's Tommee Tippee cup search 'incredible' success

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 16:45:30 GMT

A dad's desperate search to replace his autistic son's beloved "little blue cup" ends in "surprising" success.

Welsh teenagers learn from South Korea school swap

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 06:50:06 GMT

Three teenagers swap school in Pembrokeshire for lessons in South Korea to find out why students there do so well in the Pisa test.

Shouldn't lectures be obsolete by now?

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 00:46:04 GMT

The university lecture has survived, despite claims that technology would make it redundant.

Indian pupils invent their own lessons

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 00:34:33 GMT

A project in a rural village in India finds out what happens if children are able to teach themselves using a tablet computer without any adult instructions.

Family matters

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:27:27 GMT

In case you missed them, here’s a round-up of the best parenting stories from the BBC this week.

Booster bother

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:52:28 GMT

New rules on car seats are being brought in but what are they and will parents need to buy replacements?

Mind the Gap

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 18:11:47 GMT

Chief inspector of schools Sir Michael Wilshaw says children in the northern England are missing out.

Smart money

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:23:08 GMT

As global student loan debt reaches crisis levels, can tech start-ups help cut costs?

Playing safe

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 17:29:38 GMT

A programme teaching primary school children about mental health through fun games is being rolled out in south London.

Nativity pay

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 18:47:52 GMT

A school's decision to charge for tickets for the nativity play has sparked fury among some parents. But are these charges a sign of the times or a step too far?

Bad behaviour

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 15:22:20 GMT

Are detentions, an enduring fixture of school life, a nightmare for everyone or a handy tool for improving behaviour?

Code breaker?

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 15:59:19 GMT

If you're aged 16 to 19 and can answer these questions, you could be heading to Bletchley Park.

Learning in the woods

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 01:11:01 GMT

A new photography book documents the homeschooling community in Woodstock, New York, where nature is a priority.

Moving tale

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 21:56:36 GMT

Melania and Barron Trump won't move to Washington with Donald yet - is that unusual?

Speaking up

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 12:23:35 GMT

Two years after starting a pupil-led approach to resolving problems in and out of the classroom, a number of schools in Wales say they have seen improvements in behaviour and attendance.

Higher values

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 15:31:27 GMT

Hundreds of thousands of families will be struggling with university application forms. But does it matter where you end up studying?

Cool for kids

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 00:07:06 GMT

Hi-tech toys are likely to be big sellers this Christmas, but can they be fun and educational?

Downwardly mobile?

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 19:10:42 GMT

The government says Britain has a "social mobility problem" - but not everyone agrees. BBC News spoke to three young people with different views.

Somme discovery

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 13:14:26 GMT

The Imperial War Museum has been given hundreds of previously unseen soldiers' accounts of fighting in the Battle of the Somme.