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Top experts' letter pleads for art history A-level

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 22:51:17 GMT

Hundreds of academics write an open letter to an exam board, condemning its plans to axe A-level art history.

I woke in a stranger's bed, says university rape victim

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:27:23 GMT

Newly published guidelines urge universities to support and assist victims of sexual violence on campus.

Teachers 'wasting time on marking in coloured pens'

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:13:19 GMT

Schools minister Nick Gibb says teachers are spending too much time over-marking pupils' homework.

Under-fire Nottingham Islamic girls' school appeals pupil ruling

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:25:41 GMT

An Islamic girls' school in Nottingham that is facing partial closure, appeals against moves to stop it taking boarding pupils.

Foreign students 'not exempted from migration figures'

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 20:29:38 GMT

Downing Street says it is "categorically not reviewing" whether foreign students should be excluded from net migration figures.

Charities warn of child migrant 'chaos'

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 16:43:13 GMT

Campaigners say officials have no coherent strategy for migrant children arriving in the UK

Derby City Council's police threat over union school strike balloons

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 14:35:44 GMT

A city council threatens to call the police if balloons and stickers, bearing a union's name, are handed out to school children during a pay strike.

Plans to make pupils resit Sats axed

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 15:49:01 GMT

Plans to make all children who fail tests at the end of primary school sit them again in secondary have been scrapped in a government U-turn.

PE 'Cinderella subject' for too long, says report

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 22:38:36 GMT

The status of physical education in schools needs a "radical shake-up" and it should be valued in the same way as core academics subjects, a report says.

Charity launches gaming app to boost maths skills

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 01:41:25 GMT

School maths leaves too many young people unprepared for the work and for running their lives, the charity National Numeracy says.

Durham teaching assistants vote to strike over pay deal

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 14:37:28 GMT

Teaching assistants in County Durham vote to strike after rejecting a pay deal some claim would see them lose up to 20% of their salary.

Ofsted warning over police weaknesses in child protection

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 16:54:58 GMT

The head of Ofsted, Sir Michael Wilshaw, criticises police forces in England for failing to take their child protection responsibilities seriously.

Heads go to Downing Street with 'dire' funding warning

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 10:43:03 GMT

Head teachers write to Theresa May to warn that a funding crisis could make schools reduce school hours, lay off staff or stop teaching some subjects.

Darts champion delivers treble maths masterclass

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 14:35:26 GMT

How did world darts champion Scott Waites help school pupils hit the bullseye in maths?

How China is getting ahead in the space race

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 23:11:34 GMT

China has started looking ahead to how it will produce the next generation of space explorers.

How to pass the Oxford interview

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 12:45:39 GMT

What are the types of questions facing students applying for places at Oxford University? And what are they intended to find out?

Be Cleopatra not a Kardashian, girls advised

Wed, 05 Oct 2016 01:28:32 GMT

Young women should model themselves on Shakespeare's heroines instead of reality stars like Kim Kardashian West, says top head teacher.

Is this the world's most oversubscribed school?

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 23:20:23 GMT

A school in India that offers an elite education for poor rural families receives 250,000 applications for 200 places.

UN says 69 million teachers needed for global school pledge

Tue, 04 Oct 2016 23:24:07 GMT

Millions more teachers will need to be recruited around the world by 2030 if international pledges on education are to be kept, says Unesco.

What's it like to be the child of a survivor?

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:35:34 GMT

The child of two Holocaust survivors talks about being the keeper of their memories – and projects working with children of survivors of massacres in Rwanda and Bosnia talk about the impact handed down through families.

US school's unmanned boat reaches Welsh coast

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 12:40:10 GMT

An unmanned boat sent by a school in the USA washes up on the Pembrokeshire coast three months after it set sail.

'I needed counselling'

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:40:58 GMT

A student says her university's handling of her sexual assault complaint made everything "so much worse".

Check your area

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 04:04:29 GMT

Only 73 out of England's 163 grammar schools give any priority to children from low income families in their admissions policies, the BBC has found. Explore the data for grammar schools closest to you.

Course closed

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 16:16:21 GMT

Art history is the latest A-level to be shelved, but what other subjects have been scrapped along the way to allow for the qualifications of today?

Live and learn

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 01:33:08 GMT

Going to university is often thought of as a rite of passage for many young people, but some are breaking away from this tradition.

Excluded voices

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 02:55:50 GMT

Four children talk about being expelled from school, after figures show a 300% rise in exclusion in three years in certain areas of England.

Shakespeare's sisters

Wed, 05 Oct 2016 13:54:38 GMT

Kim Kardashian West might be today's leading lady, but teenage girls could learn a lot more from Shakespeare's heroines, a head teacher claims. So what did they know that might help teenagers today?

Playground politics

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 00:04:29 GMT

A guide to playground politics for new parents and tips on how to handle them

Teenage suicide

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:21:06 GMT

The story behind the suicide of two teenage girls in France opens an intense debate about how teenagers treat each other and how they are looked after at school.

Child abductions

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:22:24 GMT

Reports of a teenage girl being abducted on her way to school in Oxford tap into every parent's greatest fears. But just how common are child abductions in the UK?