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Knowsley planning return of A-levels after shut down

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:34:29 GMT

Knowsley, which became the first borough to lose all its A-level classes, has plans for the exam to return.

Body anxious teens avoid PE, says report

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:46:44 GMT

Almost a third of 2,000 UK teenagers told a survey they avoid PE because of body anxiety.

MPs call for unpaid internships ban

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:49:12 GMT

Unpaid internships should be stopped as a barrier to social mobility, says a parliamentary report.

Poor public transport puts rural schools out of reach

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:55:36 GMT

Young people in rural areas are missing out on chances in education because of poor public transport.

SQA 'urgently needs to build trust'

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 01:44:09 GMT

Urgent work is needed to rebuild the relationship between Scotland's teachers and the country's exam body, according to MSPs.

Funding shake-up risks cuts in most schools, say unions

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 03:53:31 GMT

Government plans to reform school budgets risk cuts in most schools, say teachers' unions.

Oxford University college sorry for rejection email errors

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 11:53:03 GMT

Hertford College apologises after sharing rejection letters with all candidates via email.

School support staff 'tired and stressed'

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 09:53:50 GMT

Support staff in Scotland's schools are feeling exhausted, undervalued and stressed as a result of cuts, according to a trade union.

Numerical GCSE grades create confusion

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 13:40:36 GMT

There is confusion about England's new GCSE grading system, suggests research for the exams regulator, Ofqual.

Oxford University rejection letter turned into art

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 18:52:35 GMT

A student who was rejected from Oxford University turns her letter into a piece of abstract art.

Moderate screen use 'boosts teen wellbeing'

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 17:52:50 GMT

A study suggests screen time may improve teenagers' wellbeing - up to a point.

Llandudno Ysgol Maelgwn teacher taped boy to chair

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 17:04:56 GMT

A teacher taped an eight-year-old boy to a chair by his bare ankles for fidgeting.

Security qualifications fraud 'public safety risk'

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 09:07:24 GMT

An exam board calls for tougher action to prevent fraud in qualifications needed to work in the security industry.

Southern Rail strikes leave college classes 'half empty'

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:52:04 GMT

Students and teachers who depend on Southern Rail trains to get to college say classes are "half empty" during the strikes.

Heads warn MPs of 'extremely bleak' funding problems

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 18:46:04 GMT

Head teachers have rejected the government's new funding deal as failing to tackle "chronic shortages".

Childcare funding 'will create 9,000 places'

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 12:40:45 GMT

Thousands of nursery places for pre-schoolers in England will be created under a £50m scheme, ministers say.

Youngest armed robber: 'University changed my life'

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 22:48:32 GMT

Britain's youngest armed robber has told BBC 5 live that an Open University course changed his life.

How to spark an interest in science?

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 07:22:29 GMT

The BBC is launching a two-year campaign to inspire a million children to get involved in science.

Tom Harwood elected as National Union of Students delegate

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 14:48:29 GMT

A National Union of Students delegate candidate is elected with an unusual video pitch

Weekend exercise alone 'has significant health benefits'

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 00:51:47 GMT

Cramming all your recommended weekly exercise into one or two weekend sessions is enough to produce health benefits, a study suggests.

Tony Blair's son working in apprenticeships

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 05:58:17 GMT

Tony Blair's son Euan is backing the push for more young people to take up apprenticeships.

New York to scrap tuition fees for middle class

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 23:58:01 GMT

New York has launched one of the biggest schemes in the world to abolish tuition fees for students.

Procrastination? I'll get back to you...

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 11:04:37 GMT

Many people will already have broken their new year's resolutions. A psychologist explains why we keep putting things off.

Argentina's tough truths for improving schools

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 00:42:41 GMT

"We don't want to accept that we're doing badly at anything," says Argentina's education minister.

The front line

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 23:37:15 GMT

Schools have long been are at the front line when it comes to identifying and helping children with mental heath problems.

Is your child a cyberbully and if so, what should you do?

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 14:18:35 GMT

What should you do if you find out your child has been bullying others online?

Family matters

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 17:08:22 GMT

In case you missed these stories, here's a round-up of this week's parenting news from the BBC.

Dangerously in the red

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 11:23:49 GMT

With personal debts rising at pre-credit crunch rates, a couple tells how spiralling debts cost them their home.

Student politics

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 17:04:54 GMT

The National Union of Students is being accused of being "out of touch" after a delegate mocked it during his campaign.

Have uniform, will travel

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 01:17:04 GMT

How a meeting between two of the BBC's 100 Women of 2013 led to an English girl's school reopening in a Kenyan slum

Dire or delightful?

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 03:30:44 GMT

Traditional pre-Christmas school productions can be "stressful to create but a pleasure to watch".

Sex worker mums

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 16:13:34 GMT

A significant number of sex workers in the UK are also mothers, research suggests. So what is it like to sell sex while bringing up a child?

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.

Lean times

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 00:33:21 GMT

Is university funding in crisis? BBC Scotland education correspondent Jamie McIvor investigates.

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?