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Children of 'just managing families left out by grammars'

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:51:25 GMT

Children from "just about managing" families are under-represented in grammar schools, says research.

Private schools plan 10,000 free places for low-income pupils

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 13:29:47 GMT

Private schools are planning to offer thousands of free places to lower-income pupils.

Self-harm hospital admissions of children show 'frightening rise'

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 10:01:23 GMT

Self-harming was a massive release for Sophie but she ended up in hospital, like thousands of other children in England and Wales.

'Don't dress like Kim Kardashian' says Queen's University Belfast

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 14:24:40 GMT

Queen's University in Belfast is criticised for advising students not to dress like Kim Kardashian West at graduations.

Children's centres: 150 closed last year, figures show

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 11:34:00 GMT

New figures show 150 children's centres closed in England last year.

Don't buy pink toys for girls, parents told

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 14:38:58 GMT

Parents are being warned against buying pink, gender-stereotyped toys this Christmas for girls.

Liverpool University apartheid protest student awarded degree - 46 years late

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 17:41:31 GMT

A student, expelled from university for taking part in anti-apartheid demonstrations in 1970, is finally awarded an honorary degree.

Heathrow cleaners to get living wage

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 17:52:00 GMT

Heathrow plans to extend the London living wage to airport staff hired through agencies. But campaigners say they want more urgency in implementing this.

Marine Le Pen: No free school for illegal migrants in France

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 14:01:11 GMT

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen calls for an end to free education for illegal immigrants.

Author Jacqueline Wilson backs children's diary campaign

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 11:52:34 GMT

Keeping a diary helps boost children's writing skills, according to research from the National Literacy Trust.

Most students' predicted A-levels 'wrong'

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 01:10:37 GMT

Only 16% of university applicants achieve the grades their teachers predict, research suggests.

A-level choice 'more important with AS-levels changes'

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 01:10:51 GMT

A shake-up of the exams system makes it important to carefully consider A-level choices, universities say.

Flu outbreak closes Stockport high school for five days

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 16:21:49 GMT

A flu outbreak closes a school for five days after almost a third of pupils and members of staff were struck by the virus.

Housing crisis 'creates in-work poverty'

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 09:11:50 GMT

Poverty among people who are working has risen despite a recovery in the UK economy, a study suggests.

Pisa tests: UK lags behind in global school rankings

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 17:20:58 GMT

The UK is still lagging behind at education, with little progress in international rankings.

David Beckham tattoos come to life for child abuse campaign

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 14:57:26 GMT

David Beckham's tattoos take on a life of their own in a Unicef film highlighting abuse against children.

What are PISA results?

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 22:38:47 GMT

The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) results are due to be published. Branwen Jeffreys explains what they are.

Raised in the UK but 'blocked' from going to university

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:28:03 GMT

An 18-year-old who has lived in the UK since she was four says she's been denied a chance to attend university.

Rare 17th Century cello loaned to teenager for life

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 13:50:11 GMT

A rare Amati cello made in 1610 is loaned to BBC Young Musician of the Year Sheku Kanneh-Mason by an anonymous donor.

Overdue library book returned to school 120 years late

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 07:39:15 GMT

A book that had been missing from a school library is finally returned - more than 120 years late.

From American Dream to Asian ambition?

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:02:06 GMT

Why do Asian countries do so well in global education rankings? The OECD's education director says it reflects a belief that all pupils can succeed.

Shouldn't lectures be obsolete by now?

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 00:46:04 GMT

The university lecture has survived, despite claims that technology would make it redundant.

Indian pupils invent their own lessons

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 00:34:33 GMT

A project in a rural village in India finds out what happens if children are able to teach themselves using a tablet computer without any adult instructions.

Family matters

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 15:36:26 GMT

In case you missed them, here’s a round-up of the most interesting parenting stories from the BBC this week.

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.

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?

Mind the Gap

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 18:11:47 GMT

Chief inspector of schools Sir Michael Wilshaw says children in the northern England are missing out.

Smart money

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:23:08 GMT

As global student loan debt reaches crisis levels, can tech start-ups help cut costs?

Playing safe

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 17:29:38 GMT

A programme teaching primary school children about mental health through fun games is being rolled out in south London.

Nativity pay

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 18:47:52 GMT

A school's decision to charge for tickets for the nativity play has sparked fury among some parents. But are these charges a sign of the times or a step too far?

Bad behaviour

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 15:22:20 GMT

Are detentions, an enduring fixture of school life, a nightmare for everyone or a handy tool for improving behaviour?

Code breaker?

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 15:59:19 GMT

If you're aged 16 to 19 and can answer these questions, you could be heading to Bletchley Park.

Learning in the woods

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 01:11:01 GMT

A new photography book documents the homeschooling community in Woodstock, New York, where nature is a priority.

Moving tale

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 21:56:36 GMT

Melania and Barron Trump won't move to Washington with Donald yet - is that unusual?

Speaking up

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 12:23:35 GMT

Two years after starting a pupil-led approach to resolving problems in and out of the classroom, a number of schools in Wales say they have seen improvements in behaviour and attendance.

Higher values

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 15:31:27 GMT

Hundreds of thousands of families will be struggling with university application forms. But does it matter where you end up studying?

Cool for kids

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 00:07:06 GMT

Hi-tech toys are likely to be big sellers this Christmas, but can they be fun and educational?

Downwardly mobile?

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 19:10:42 GMT

The government says Britain has a "social mobility problem" - but not everyone agrees. BBC News spoke to three young people with different views.

Somme discovery

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 13:14:26 GMT

The Imperial War Museum has been given hundreds of previously unseen soldiers' accounts of fighting in the Battle of the Somme.