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Sats tests: Exam results 'manipulated for political agenda'

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 14:38:56 GMT

Head teachers express concerns that exam results can be manipulated by politicians and their agencies.

Heads urged 'to vigorously oppose grammars'

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 23:14:27 GMT

Heads will be told grammar school expansion in England is "for the few at the expense of the many".

School cutbacks put 'education system at risk'

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:52:36 GMT

Head teachers say government required savings risk destabilising education.

Oxford University sorry for eye contact racism claim

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 11:03:33 GMT

The university apologises after it was accused of discriminating against autistic people.

University fee increases pushed through

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 18:59:02 GMT

Almost all universities in England can increase fees each year up to 2020, in a last minute deal to push through legislation.

Overseas aid 'should focus on education', say MPs

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:30:39 GMT

At least 10% of the UK's aid budget should be spent on international education, say MPs

V&A museum plans to revive design skills

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 12:04:06 GMT

A schools project is launched to fill the gap in creating a new generation of designers.

Private schools should offer parents 'thank-yous', says ex-Eton head

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 17:50:02 GMT

Offering benefits like discounted flights could generate a school community feeling, says Tony Little.

Malaysian warden investigated for murder of schoolboy

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 09:17:40 GMT

The assistant warden at a private Islamic school allegedly beat the boy, who later died.

New president elected by National Union of Students

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 17:22:11 GMT

Shakira Martin campaigned as a "black single mother from a working-class family" who had made the most of new opportunities.

MPs question government's 'grip' on new school places

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 08:41:55 GMT

The system is 'increasingly incoherent and poor value for money', says a Commons committee.

Hungary education law: EU to take legal action amid university row

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 17:39:44 GMT

The EU is taking legal action against Hungary over a law tightening control on foreign universities.

Take time to find a job, students urged

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:53:28 GMT

Graduates should not get too stressed about finding work, says the outgoing Ucas boss.

Food bank delivers at record level

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 11:03:29 GMT

A network of food banks says it has delivered record levels of emergency supplies.

Action urged on school holiday hunger

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:13:24 GMT

MPs and peers raise concerns up to three million children are "at risk" without school meal access.

Brexit university ‘brain drain’ warning

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 23:54:45 GMT

Academic staff from EU countries should be urgently guaranteed a right to stay, say MPs.

Northern Ireland schools face 'savage' cuts

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 09:39:50 GMT

Teachers criticise funding cuts planned if the Stormont parties do not reach a power-sharing deal.

UN warns of millions missing school in conflict zones

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 15:40:06 GMT

Warfare and conflict are preventing 25 million young people from getting any access to school, says Unicef.

BBC Minute on student pressures

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:04:08 GMT

BBC Minute speaks to students across the globe about the stresses and strains of studying at university.

Boy misses out on school place

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 12:39:47 GMT

A parent says the council should have "foreseen" the lack of places when it approved housing developments.

Why can't this boy go to school?

Sun, 16 Apr 2017 18:05:26 GMT

As teachers' union NASUWT warns children with special needs are being failed, Oscar's family share their story.

'Sats make children feel like failures'

Sun, 16 Apr 2017 16:27:06 GMT

The government is "test-obsessed", but Sats make children feel like failures, the NUT conference hears.

The school that plays dance music at playtime

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:22:40 GMT

A school in Ireland has set up outdoor speakers to play music to children during Friday playtimes.

Delhi University could add Facebook course to English degrees

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 19:24:02 GMT

English literature students at Delhi University may soon study how to write good Facebook posts.

How to make everyone hate you on email

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 23:10:55 GMT

When email goes wrong... how it can irritate and annoy everyone in the office.

Parents make a big difference just by talking

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 09:00:53 GMT

An international study of young people's well-being shows the importance of parental involvement

Why is Harvard ditching the puritans?

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 12:44:31 GMT

Harvard wants to change the words of its university song to make it more inclusive.

'Undocumented students' in US face anxious future

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 10:57:22 GMT

Will a tougher line on immigration in the US mean deportation for many undocumented university students?

9-1 GCSEs explained

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 13:28:48 GMT

Key questions about the new 9-1 GCSEs answered.

'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".

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.

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

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.

Everton Free School

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 06:39:56 GMT

Everton Free School is the first school run by a Premier League club. It is expensive but is it worth it?

'Shocking' cut

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 11:11:31 GMT

School in one of Leicestershire's poorest areas spells out how cuts could bite.

Arts versus sciences

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 19:01:52 GMT

Is there enough support for students training in performing arts or is all the emphasis on STEM subjects?

Sporting school life

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 17:06:04 GMT

School Report: How does sport impact school life?

The joy of stocks:

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 10:22:36 GMT

Challenging the stereotypes and baffling messages of stock photography.

Sign of the times

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 01:38:25 GMT

Should British sign language be a compulsory subject in schools?

Striking a cord

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 13:27:45 GMT

After singer Rochelle Humes turns hers into art, we look at what else you can do with an umbilical cord.