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BBC News - Education - UK Edition 

Record 500,000 started university

Record numbers of students entered university this year, but the gender gap has never been wider, according to annual admission figures.

Statistics watchdog ticks off Morgan

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan is criticised by the UK Statistics Authority over her use of statistics.

Minister in maternity leave first

Scotland's children's minister becomes the first member of the Holyrood government to take maternity leave.

Minister 'tackling' poor pupil funds

The government is "working on a solution" to avoid a drop in school funding for the poorest pupils because all England's infants now get free meals.

Primary school pupils 'still hungry'

Half of younger primary school children in Wales are still hungry some or all of the time after eating their school meal, the children's commissioner says

London overtaking Oxbridge domination

A major analysis of research quality, which will decide £2bn annual funding, suggests that London universities could soon "eclipse" Oxford and Cambridge.

Free school meals 'for 85% infants'

An extra 1.3 million pupils in England, 85% of infant children, are eating a free school lunch, the government says.

Boys 'held back by writing aversion'

A study suggests boys are being held back by their reluctance to write outside school.

Roma pupils 'need more support'

Children from Roma backgrounds in England's schools must be better supported to learn and achieve, a report by the watchdog Ofsted says.

Pakistan mourns its school dead

Funerals are being held in Peshawar after Pakistan's deadliest Taliban attack left 132 children and nine staff dead at a school.

Councils 'turn homeless teens away'

Children are ending up sleeping rough because local authorities are failing in their duty to protect them, says a charity.

School exam appeals drop

There is a large drop in the number of appeals to the Scottish exams agency after a major change to the system.

'Start GCSE maths sooner' in Wales

Pupils in Wales should start studying their maths GCSEs courses a year earlier than they do now, according to the head of the largest exam board in Wales.

After school scheme for poor pupils

Pupils from poorer backgrounds will be helped to pursue interests outside of school hours in a new scheme.

More grades changed after challenges

There has been a steep rise in the number of GCSE and A-Level grades changed after schools challenged the results.

Poorest pupils jump in three Rs test

Primary school performance data show that England's poorest pupils are catching up with their wealthier peers after intense efforts to raise standards.

Pupil trips up education secretary

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan is wrong-footed by a 10-year-old interviewer armed with a secondary school maths question.

The university with a laboratory for democracy

The university built to fight for democracy

Power behind Qatar's global lessons

The royal power behind Qatar's obsession with education

Hi-tech rescue for an ancient language

Can schools with iPads protect the future of a language?

US targets debts for dead-end degrees

Can US colleges show their courses are value for money?

Where do billionaires go to university?

Where do the super-rich go to university?

Debt campaigners tear up student loans

An activist group in the US is buying and then cancelling student debt

Tony Blair: Fight war of ideas against extremism

Every school system should be required to teach respect for other religions, says Tony Blair

Google's top 20 university searches

Google has revealed the most popular searches when people around the world are looking for university information.

Cardiff school filmed for TV series

A school in south Wales is to feature in Channel 4's Educating documentary series.

School nativity plays 'pushed aside'

A parenting website suggests that the traditional school nativity play is being replaced by versions without religious characters.

GCHQ app targets budding sleuths

The government's electronic monitoring agency GCHQ hopes to target future cyber sleuths as it launches its first app.

UK families' 'long homework hours'

An international comparison shows that teenagers in the UK, particularly from wealthier families, spend more time on homework than many European countries

College of Teaching 'to raise status'

An independent college to maintain professional standards for teachers in England is to be created.

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