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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.

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.

Watchdog to pursue essay-cheat websites

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 01:03:20 GMT

The universities minister is calling for tough action against the misuse of essay-writing services.

Teacher shortage getting worse, say MPs

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:44:15 GMT

The government is failing to tackle "significant teacher shortages"' in England, MPs say.

'Firmer grip' needed on education improvement grants

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 06:12:20 GMT

Ministers need to get a "firmer grip" on grant support for some of Wales' lowest achieving pupils, an assembly committee says.

Schools fear business rate rise will be 'breaking point'

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 14:56:25 GMT

A sharp rise in schools' business rates could push budgets beyond breaking point, say head teachers' leaders.

University applications 'depends heavily on where you live'

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 02:46:18 GMT

Teenagers from London were most likely to apply while those in the South West were least likely.

German parents told to destroy Cayla dolls over hacking fears

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 17:00:32 GMT

Researchers say hackers can use an insecure bluetooth device to listen and talk to a child.

Deputy head Jonathan Norbury banned for sex with teens

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 09:40:56 GMT

A deputy head teacher is banned from schools for at least 10 years for having sex with teenage girls.

Lack of sex education a ticking time bomb, councils warn

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 11:41:15 GMT

A lack of sex education in some of England's schools leave pupils at risk of infection, councils say.

Early deaths among care leavers revealed

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 03:06:58 GMT

Young people who have grown up in care are far more likely to die in early adulthood, figures reveal.

Swipe right for new 'mum friends'

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:06:46 GMT

New parents' app adopts the format of dating platforms such as Tinder.

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.

Teacher shortage due to 'workload and pressures'

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:29:44 GMT

The government is failing to tackle "significant teacher shortages" in England, MPs say.

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.