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GCSE exam error: Board accidentally rewrites Shakespeare

Fri, 26 May 2017 14:19:42 GMT

A question in Friday's exam muddled up the family background of a key character in Romeo and Juliet.

Teacher disciplined over 'most likely to become a terrorist' award

Fri, 26 May 2017 18:20:24 GMT

A 13-year-old girl was handed the "most likely to become a terrorist" award by her teacher.

Girl, 11, accuses school of war crime in feedback form

Fri, 26 May 2017 13:21:43 GMT

She shot to viral fame after citing the Geneva Conventions on a school feedback form.

Schools worse off under Conservatives, says IFS

Fri, 26 May 2017 00:19:36 GMT

Independent think tank the IFS says schools will fare worse financially under the Conservatives.

Cost of Tories' free breakfasts 'could treble'

Thu, 25 May 2017 08:12:06 GMT

A Tory pledge to offer free breakfasts to primary school pupils could go beyond a £60m costing.

Birmingham University to open campus in the Gulf

Wed, 24 May 2017 08:40:15 GMT

There are now more than 240 international campuses as universities take their brands to a global market.

Schools to decide on going ahead with exams after attack

Tue, 23 May 2017 12:52:00 GMT

Exam boards say schools affected by the Manchester attack can decide whether to hold GCSE and A-level exams.

IPads 'help improve young pupils' skills'

Wed, 24 May 2017 07:46:37 GMT

The two-year study involved 650 pupils in 10 primary and nursery schools.

Nigerian wins award for tutor ap

Wed, 24 May 2017 17:41:06 GMT

The app links qualified tutors to students in their area and within their budget.

German schools get tough Prince Harry English exam changed

Tue, 23 May 2017 17:33:52 GMT

Germany changes a "difficult" school English exam, said to include Prince Harry "mumbling".

Labour tuition fees promise: Students this year 'would not pay'

Mon, 22 May 2017 10:31:56 GMT

Labour says students starting university in England this autumn would not pay fees.

Brexit barriers 'would harm science', say universities

Mon, 22 May 2017 01:47:11 GMT

Make science and research a priority in Brexit talks, says Russell Group.

Jamie Oliver: Axing free school meals a disgrace

Fri, 19 May 2017 11:41:47 GMT

Theresa May's plan to axe free school meals is a disgrace, says TV chef Jamie Oliver.

Tackle candidates on school cuts, heads ask parents

Fri, 19 May 2017 00:07:55 GMT

Parents are receiving letters from school asking them to tackle prospective politicians over funding cuts.

Girlguiding overhauls badges to help girls 'thrive'

Thu, 18 May 2017 08:46:03 GMT

Classic badges likely to be replaced by new ones, including Upcycling and Vlogging.

Tories pledge school cash from cutting free infant meals

Thu, 18 May 2017 16:46:36 GMT

Conservatives promise an extra £1bn per year for schools from scrapping free meals for all infants.

Manchester attack: Mum addresses head-on her children's worries about terror

Wed, 24 May 2017 12:50:40 GMT

A mother of three answers her children's questions about the tragic events in Manchester.

Mum: Why I'm teaching my kids about voting

Wed, 10 May 2017 15:30:36 GMT

A mum explains she thinks mothers should teach their children to vote.

Exams in Ramadan: What should I eat?

Sat, 27 May 2017 06:47:37 GMT

If you're fasting during the Muslim holy month, here's how you can stay sharp in the exam hall.

'I don't know how we will fund nursery staff'

Fri, 26 May 2017 06:58:44 GMT

Deputy manager of Little Legs Nursery in Southend Morgan Parker on funding free nurseries

What does top chef Yotam Ottolenghi feed his children?

Fri, 26 May 2017 08:34:39 GMT

Top chef Yotam Ottolenghi on the simple dishes he serves his children

Exercise programme 'can reduce concussion' in youth rugby

Thu, 18 May 2017 07:23:19 GMT

Strength, balance and movement exercises help teenagers avoid injury, a study says.

London private school may let boys wear skirts

Mon, 15 May 2017 10:42:11 GMT

Highgate School is considering introducing gender neutral "mix-and-match" uniforms.

Apple's Italian job for finding top talent

Tue, 16 May 2017 23:03:56 GMT

Apple is expanding its European academy to find the next generation of coding and app creators.

'Mesearch' - when study really is all about me

Tue, 09 May 2017 23:06:50 GMT

Can academics really base studies on their own experience? Or is this intellectual narcissism?

Comedy of errors

Fri, 26 May 2017 15:12:15 GMT

Students vent their anger on social media after exam board error

Talking terrorism

Tue, 23 May 2017 16:30:12 GMT

What is the best approach for parents when the news is frightening?

Shifting tongues

Fri, 26 May 2017 01:19:24 GMT

John Kerry joked about Americans learning Russian, but global politics do influence languages studied.

Wiping student debt?

Mon, 22 May 2017 13:35:50 GMT

The Green Party has pledged to write off all existing debt as well as scrapping tuition fees.

Hip help

Sat, 20 May 2017 23:51:14 GMT

How one man used hip-hop to help his son study for his physics exam.

Free lunch

Fri, 19 May 2017 23:23:45 GMT

Schools say abolition of free school meals for the youngest pupils will come at a cost.

School choice

Thu, 18 May 2017 09:52:45 GMT

If the US moves towards a voucher system, what does the OECD say about the possible consequences?

Sleep, snacks, support

Tue, 16 May 2017 05:46:42 GMT

How to help your child through the exam season.

Time to care

Mon, 15 May 2017 16:32:46 GMT

Looking after family - the experiences of relatives and business

Striking a chord

Fri, 12 May 2017 02:03:54 GMT

Fresh from his debut headline performance at London's Royal Albert Hall, Michael Kiwanuka offers advice to teenage musicians.

Teaching travellers

Mon, 15 May 2017 01:41:10 GMT

What is it like to run a school where most of the pupils are from traveller families?

Election promises

Wed, 10 May 2017 15:59:26 GMT

The Labour party is keeping us guessing about whether it would get rid of tuition fees for university students in England.

Cambridge revisited

Wed, 03 May 2017 14:31:47 GMT

The students in the picture want to inspire young black people to apply to the top university.

9-1 GCSEs explained

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 13:28:48 GMT

Key questions about the new 9-1 GCSEs answered.

At a loss

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 01:57:48 GMT

Survivors say the pain of bereavement can easily push people into mental illness without proper support.

'I don't feel blessed'

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 00:09:46 GMT

Parents of disabled children are often positive about the situation - but one mother says her children's autism has left her with "dark thoughts".

Are you ordinary?

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 12:24:50 GMT

The Education Secretary wants to get children from 'ordinary working families' into grammar schools.

'Slingin' irony'

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 00:12:49 GMT

Meet the man who does Jane Austen 'thug' style

Feeling the squeeze

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 15:20:50 GMT

As teacher unions meet for their conferences, parents and delegates express concern over school budgets.

Voicing difference

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 23:53:23 GMT

Chris Ulmer is a former teacher who travels the world giving a voice to children with disabilities.

Opening hearing?

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:12:45 GMT

Many judgements from courts in England and Wales are still not being made public.