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Let councils run academy chains, say MPs

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 02:04:12 GMT

Councils with "strong educational performance" could help struggling academies, a committee says.

Sugary drinks levy will earn schools £415m

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 02:14:48 GMT

Every school in England will get cash to invest in mental health facilities and physical exercise.

Older teenagers face biggest funding cuts, says think tank

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 01:49:59 GMT

Sixth forms and further education colleges have been "continually squeezed" for 25 years.

Northern Ireland 'single transfer test'

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 06:09:29 GMT

Two organisations that run separate school transfer tests say they want to produce a common exam.

Bollin Primary School shuts with immediate effect in teaching row

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 18:43:06 GMT

The closure follows a staff strike over an "oppressive" system of measuring teachers and pupils.

Plan to tackle sexting and online bullies

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 09:35:44 GMT

Ministers will meet with large technology companies, young people and mental health experts.

Social mobility: Poorer children 'making less progress'

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 02:53:02 GMT

The gap between them and their better-off peers has widened every year since 2012, a report says.

Traveller camp forces Birmingham school partial closure

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 16:26:10 GMT

West Midlands Police said it had helped evict the group after the city council served an immediate eviction demand.

Children 'should be taught about pornography and sexting'

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 02:19:05 GMT

There is also support for compulsory lessons on the impact of sexting, a charity claims.

£14,000 tuition fees plan for two-year degree courses

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:06:25 GMT

Universities in England will be able to charge higher annual fees for shorter, fast-track degree courses.

Fresh setback for 30-hour nursery place scheme

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:14:13 GMT

Thousands of nurseries do not plan to offer England's free 30-hours nursery place scheme, data shows

Halle Orchestra plans to open Stoke-on-Trent school

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:07:59 GMT

The intention is for students to spend 40% of their time in specialist music classes.

Almost third of university academics from outside UK

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:31:55 GMT

Universities rely on high levels of overseas staff, but figures show foreign student numbers are falling.

Schools funding: re-think the re-think

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:43:38 GMT

Campaign group warns schools in poorer areas could suffer under new rules.

School days 'could be shortened' to save money at seven schools

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:37:49 GMT

Academy head says government cuts have left funding at "crisis point" amid threat to shorten days.

Head resigns over school funding crisis

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 19:06:41 GMT

A head teacher has told parents she is resigning in protest over school funding shortages.

Teacher changes accent to avoid 'village idiot' tag

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:59:53 GMT

One teacher told researchers he was afraid of "seeming thick" in front of students.

Pupils to sit times tables check from 2019

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:19:34 GMT

Pupils in England will sit a times tables check, from 2019, at the end of their primary schooling.

'More spent on free schools as older buildings deteriorate'

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:56:53 GMT

The government has pledged billions for free schools while existing buildings are deteriorating, watchdog finds.

NICE advice to look for 'soft' signs of child abuse

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:47:00 GMT

Signs may include excessive clinginess, recurrent nightmares or over-friendliness towards strangers.

Academic selection: Policy group criticises 'negative impact'

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:01:38 GMT

A policy group set up and run by the Department of Education (DE) criticises the impact of academic selection.

Nantwich parents protest over school funding

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 22:59:44 GMT

Parents in Cheshire say government proposals to "end the postcode lottery" in school funding will leave their children worse off.

Prince Harry: Best teachers go beyond text books

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 06:25:41 GMT

Prince Harry explains what he thinks the best teachers can do for pupils.

Ohio policeman helps girl, 10, with maths homework

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:09:41 GMT

Brave Lt BJ Gruber, of Marion, Ohio, offered up his help without realising the subject was maths.

Staffordshire mother says breastfed son ‘spotted cancer’

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 18:27:33 GMT

Teddy was "very distressed" and pushed his mother away when she tried to feed him.

Prince Harry praises teacher 'compassion'

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 09:30:15 GMT

The best teachers go beyond academic lessons to pass on lessons in compassion, says Prince Harry.

Which is the world's best city for students?

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 10:30:56 GMT

An international ranking puts Montreal as best world city for students, overtaking Paris.

Trying to be a distance learner in Aleppo

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 10:21:47 GMT

A young woman in Syria refuses to let a war and lack of electricity stop her ambition to be a student.

School's out

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 00:05:47 GMT

Teacher Daniel Gray decided it was time to speak out about his sexuality. But how did the school respond?

'Say the big words'

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 10:15:04 GMT

Families describe the moment they shared the news that no-one wants to hear

Custody battle

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 03:23:55 GMT

A mother paid thousands of pounds to a man who said he could win her child custody battle.

Trump's school choice

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 17:49:52 GMT

Betsy DeVos, Trump's pick for education secretary, only just got approved this week. Why is that?

'I don't belong here'

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 00:04:55 GMT

Iranian, Iraqi, Syrian and Pakistani students in the US react to President Donald Trump's executive order banning people from seven countries.

Girl Power

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 14:57:36 GMT

Girl Power needs to start young - with storybooks - to challenge the assumption that boys are smarter, an education expert says.

Future school

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 00:17:36 GMT

How drones, robots and mixed reality are making their way into the curriculum.

Quadruple the fun

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:45:59 GMT

Meet the mum to quadruplets who went viral after sharing a video that 'sums up motherhood'.

Shanghai solution?

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 10:57:30 GMT

When children in Shanghai took part in the Pisa tests of educational attainment, the world was shocked by their maths results. Should the rest of the world be teaching maths the same way?

The secret university

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:33:24 GMT

Iran's Bahai minority is forbidden from studying at university - but they have a way round it, at least until it comes to postgraduate degrees.