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BBC News - Education - UK Edition 

Exam focus 'harms' pupils' health

Schools are on the verge of becoming exam factories that damage pupils' mental health and self-esteem, says the NUT.

Student migration rules 'ludicrous'

The head of Cambridge University says it is "ludicrous" to include overseas students in UK migration targets.

Rise in teacher vacancies in England

Nearly one in 100 full-time teaching posts was either vacant or filled temporarily in 2014, Department for Education figures show.

Prince Andrew Huddersfield chancellor

The Duke of York is going to get a new title, chancellor of the University of Huddersfield.

Wilshaw: Poor white pupils 'let down'

White working-class families can feel "abandoned" by schools and heads should be able to fine feckless parents, says Ofsted chief Sir Michael Wilshaw.

Universities push for higher fees

Universities are calling for the limit on tuition fees in England to be lifted so that they could rise above the current £9,000 maximum.

Child poverty definition is changed

Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith announces a new way of measuring child poverty, focusing on education and home life as well as income.

Students 'turning to payday lenders'

Tens of thousands of students are relying on payday loans to cover their daily living costs, a survey suggests.

Class divide in primary friend study

Researchers find children make friends with others from different ethnic groups, but social class is a more "divisive factor" than ethnicity for adults and children.

Barbados school trip cancelled

A school cancels a £1,650 trip to Barbados because too few pupils signed up to go.

Role for top schools in improvement

Top-performing council-run schools in England should be able to play a role in improving struggling schools, the Local Government Association says.

'Protect children from welfare cuts'

Children and their families should be "protected from welfare cuts" - which have contributed to child poverty - the four UK children's commissioners say.

Schools' new rules on extremism

Schools are given legal obligations to support counter-extremism, but teachers raise concerns over 'spying'.

'Coasting schools' face tough targets

Hundreds of schools are being told to raise their exam results, under plans announced by the education secretary.

Stanford to open entrepreneur course in London

Silicon Valley's Stanford University to start teaching in London

Emergency plan to help teach Syria's refugees

Emergency plan to help teach Syria's refugees

University feeds 270,000 taking refuge from Boko Haram

A university in Nigeria is trying to help a rising tide of people displaced by Boko Haram violence.

South Sudan's struggle for schools hit by abductions

Pupils preparing for exams are abducted, as South Sudan tries to re-open schools

Can Lithuania turn brain drain into brain gain?

Can Lithuania reverse loss of young and talented?

Seven big myths about improving schools

Seven big myths about why some countries are good at education

France plans elite mega-university

A new university in Paris wants to create a "knowledge hub" competing with Silicon Valley.

Could time travel really take place?

Universities examine whether time travel is really possible

BBC trials 'mind-control TV' headset

The BBC, in collaboration with tech company This Place, develops a way people can select TV programmes using a cheap, brainwave-reading headset.

UK's 'tornado alley' identified

The area between London and Reading, in Berkshire, has the highest likelihood of a tornado in the UK, according to researchers mapping their location.

VIDEO: Sickness benefit 'set for overhaul'

The government is considering significantly reducing the amount of sickness benefits that some people receive, the BBC understands.

VIDEO: Dealing with death in special schools

How a school is helping children with learning disabilities understand death.

VIDEO: Who cares for child migrants to UK?

Some UK local authorities say they are struggling to cope with the large increase in the number of children seeking asylum.

VIDEO: How will schools prevent extremism?

From Wednesday schools will be held legally responsible for preventing pupils from being drawn into terrorism, but how will they tackle the issue?

Hard task: Creating more apprentices

Can business take on three million more?

Is academy status the answer for 'coasting' schools?

Is academy status the answer for 'coasting' schools?


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