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A-levels choice 'reduced by funding squeeze'

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 00:10:52 GMT

Sixth-form colleges in England are offering fewer courses because of financial pressures, a study finds.

'Super-parenting' improves children's autism

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 09:01:14 GMT

Training mums and dads as "super parents" can dramatically improve a child's autism, a study shows.

Black History Month row over Zayn Malik image

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 12:28:34 GMT

A students' union apologises for using the faces of Zayn Malik and Sadiq Khan to mark Black History Month.

Apprenticeship 'U-turn' will help poorest teenagers

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 14:52:14 GMT

Updated government plans, for apprenticeship funding in England, have been welcomed by critics who feared they would exclude the poor.

Academy funding must be transparent, says MP

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 15:48:11 GMT

The transparency and accountability of academy spending must be improved, says chairman of the parliamentary Education Committee, Neil Carmichael MP

New teacher found for tiny island school

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 07:48:43 GMT

A new teacher has been found for a school with just nine pupils on the tiny Hebridean island of Muck.

Theatre applies to be first to open free school

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 15:04:49 GMT

The Royal and Derngate Theatre announces plans to launch a new secondary school in Northampton specialising in the arts.

New teachers: 30% of 2010 intake quit within five years

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 14:21:08 GMT

Almost a third of the new teachers who started jobs in English state schools in 2010 had left the sector five years later, ministers confirm.

Teen hackers study considers link to addiction

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 16:25:36 GMT

A study for Europol suggests efforts to stop young people hacking could learn from anti-addiction efforts.

Special needs: Review of plans to cut nursery school hours

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 05:16:44 GMT

The Education Authority (EA) begins a review of its plans to cut hours for pupils at special school nurseries.

Scottish teachers begin industrial action over workloads

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 23:27:42 GMT

Members of a Scottish teaching union are taking part in industrial action in a dispute over workloads.

Queen's University survey suggests lack of leadership

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 06:20:01 GMT

Fewer than a third of staff at Queen's University believe it is being led effectively, according to a survey carried out by the university.

Top experts' letter pleads for art history A-level

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 10:42:41 GMT

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

Housing: Councils call for freedoms to build new homes

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 22:59:02 GMT

Town hall bosses call for urgent talks with the government on how they could rapidly build homes where they are needed.

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.

US changes toddler screen time advice

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 21:14:08 GMT

Until now the American Academy of Paediatrics has recommended that children under two have no screen time at all.

Head teacher writes to tooth fairy after boy's lost playground tooth

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 11:07:18 GMT

A head teacher writes to the tooth fairy on behalf of a five-year-old boy who was upset at losing his tooth at school.

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.

Free thinking

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 23:12:13 GMT

A university for coding without any teachers has opened in California this month.

Station Road

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 22:59:25 GMT

It is the most common residential road name in Great Britain, but what is it like living in Station Road in Islington, London?

'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?