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Teaching 'weakest aspect' of education in Wales - Estyn

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 11:00:41 GMT

The quality of teaching in Wales is weak, according to the education watchdog Estyn in its annual report.

School budgets near breaking point, say head teachers

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:50:29 GMT

School budgets are close to breaking point, suggests research by a head teachers' union.

Theresa May give details of action plan for British industry

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 15:57:25 GMT

The PM vows to help key sectors such as pharmaceuticals and boost skills for the post-Brexit economy.

Reconsider grammar plan, heads urge May

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 01:51:06 GMT

Secondary heads in North Somerset urge Theresa May to reconsider grammar proposals.

Thousands of teachers needed to mark new GCSEs and A-levels, says report

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 17:36:28 GMT

Thousands more teachers will be needed to work as examiners as reforms kick in, says report.

Cheshire East schools 'could face four-day week'

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 18:50:31 GMT

Schoolchildren face the prospect of a four-day week because of a shortage in funding, a group of head teachers warns.

Thousands could miss out on free childcare, warns lobby group

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 10:02:04 GMT

Ministers are underestimating the number of children eligible for free childcare, says a lobby group.

Bomb teams sent to schools 600 times in chemical alert

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:22:50 GMT

Warnings about a potentially hazardous chemical sparks a flurry of calls to the Army.

Boycott birth census, civil rights group urges parents

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:28:39 GMT

The civil rights group Liberty is urging parents in England to boycott Thursday's school census.

League tables: New targets see 282 secondaries underperforming

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:53:10 GMT

As new school league tables are published, the government says 282 secondaries are underperforming.

Former Ofsted chief Wilshaw to work with schools in India

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:03:06 GMT

Former Ofsted chief Sir Michael Wilshaw is going to work for an international schools group and return to his "roots" in India.

From dinner lady to head teacher in just nine years

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:37:27 GMT

Rosalind Brotherton started her school career feeding children at lunchtime and ended up as head teacher.

'Research schools' for social mobility zones

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:00:54 GMT

Education Secretary Justine Greening is to announce six more "opportunity areas" with their own research schools.

What we can learn from the Dutch approach to bringing up kids

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 01:05:48 GMT

A British mum who lives in Amsterdam and an Asian-American are sharing their insights in a book called The Happiest Kids in the World.

Utah couple's life transformed by quadruplets

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 08:13:45 GMT

Ashley and Tyson Gardner had two sets of identical twins by IVF.

Tom Harwood elected as National Union of Students delegate

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 14:48:29 GMT

A National Union of Students delegate candidate is elected with an unusual video pitch

Body anxious teens 'avoid PE'

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:46:44 GMT

Almost a third of 2,000 UK teenagers told a survey they avoid PE because of body anxiety.

Babies remember their birth language - scientists

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:51:59 GMT

Babies learn language in the early months of life, and retain this knowledge, say scientists.

Billionaire offers biggest education prize

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:37:33 GMT

Internet entrepreneur Charles Chen Yidan is going to award $8m per year to education projects.

New York to scrap tuition fees for middle class

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 23:58:01 GMT

New York has launched one of the biggest schemes in the world to abolish tuition fees for students.

Procrastination? I'll get back to you...

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 11:04:37 GMT

Many people will already have broken their new year's resolutions. A psychologist explains why we keep putting things off.

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.

The front line

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 23:37:15 GMT

Schools have long been are at the front line when it comes to identifying and helping children with mental heath problems.

Is your child a cyberbully and if so, what should you do?

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 14:18:35 GMT

What should you do if you find out your child has been bullying others online?

Family matters

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 17:08:22 GMT

In case you missed these stories, here's a round-up of this week's parenting news from the BBC.

Dangerously in the red

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 11:23:49 GMT

With personal debts rising at pre-credit crunch rates, a couple tells how spiralling debts cost them their home.

Student politics

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 17:04:54 GMT

The National Union of Students is being accused of being "out of touch" after a delegate mocked it during his campaign.

Have uniform, will travel

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 01:17:04 GMT

How a meeting between two of the BBC's 100 Women of 2013 led to an English girl's school reopening in a Kenyan slum

Dire or delightful?

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 03:30:44 GMT

Traditional pre-Christmas school productions can be "stressful to create but a pleasure to watch".

Sex worker mums

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 16:13:34 GMT

A significant number of sex workers in the UK are also mothers, research suggests. So what is it like to sell sex while bringing up a child?

Pleasure or pressure?

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:03:22 GMT

A new gift-giving tradition has crept into UK homes, but what do you put in a Christmas Eve box?

Child regret

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 03:04:08 GMT

When Corinne Maier spoke to the BBC attacking baby mania, her honest account of parenting struck a chord around the world.

Lean times

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 00:33:21 GMT

Is university funding in crisis? BBC Scotland education correspondent Jamie McIvor investigates.

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?