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BBC News - Education - UK Edition 

Labour pledges £6,000 tuition fees

Ed Miliband says £9,000 tuition fees in England have been a "disaster" and promises Labour would fund a reduction by cutting tax relief on high earners' pensions.

L'Oreal to change 'bad at maths' ad

A numeracy charity's challenge prompts beauty giant L'Oreal to change an advert boasting about not being good at maths.

'Significant' rise in school meals

About three quarters of children in the early years of primary school are now taking school dinners, according to figures seen by BBC Scotland.

'No conclusions' on Savile in schools

A lack of evidence means there are no conclusions from investigations into possible abuse during school visits by Jimmy Savile.

'Inadequate' free school to close

Durham Free School is to close at the end of this term after its action plan was judged insufficient to turn it around.

New commission on primary assessment

A teacher-led commission is being set up to help primary schools in England find new ways of assessing their pupils' progress.

Radical curriculum overhaul proposed

A radical change to how and what children in Wales are taught is under consideration 26 years after the national curriculum was introduced.

Class design 'boosts pupil success'

The design of primary school classrooms has a significant impact on the academic success of pupils, according to a study by Salford University.

Invest in first 1,001 days, say MPs

The 1,001-day period from conception to the age of two should be regarded as just as important as national defence, a cross-party parliamentary group says.

Teenage pregnancies hit record low

The number of teenage pregnancies in England and Wales has fallen to the lowest level since 1969 when records began.

Tasers drawn on '400 children in 2013'

More than 400 children have had tasers drawn on them by police in England and Wales in 2013, a 38% rise on the previous year, figures obtained by the BBC show.

Higher education warnings 'ignored'

MPs accuse the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills of ignoring "repeated warnings about the abuse of public money" over alternative higher education providers.

School in video overcrowding appeal

A primary school in County Antrim has made a social media video to highlight their acute lack of classroom space for the growing number of pupils.

Can Lithuania turn brain drain into brain gain?

Can Lithuania reverse loss of young and talented?

Could time travel really take place?

Universities examine whether time travel is really possible

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.

The university built to defend democracy

The university built to fight for democracy

Power behind Qatar's global lessons

The royal power behind Qatar's obsession with education

US targets debts for dead-end degrees

Can US colleges show their courses are value for money?

Debt campaigners tear up student loans

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

Shakespeare folios part of huge gift

The first six printed editions of the Bible and four Shakespeare folios are among the trove of rare books given to Princeton University.

Labour arts promise for schools

Ed Miliband says he would use Ofsted inspections to make schools put a greater emphasis on arts subjects.

Syria trio 'not radicalised' at school

There is no evidence that three girls thought to be going to Syria to join Islamic State were radicalised at Bethnal Green Academy, its principal says.

Domestic abuse school lessons row

A woman who was shot by her estranged husband is campaigning for domestic violence issues to be taught in schools.

UK online university reaches million

The UK's drive to challenge US dominance in online learning passes the milestone of signing up a million students.

More Family Drug and Alcohol Courts

Courts which help parents deal with drug or alcohol addiction so they can keep their children are to be extended to new areas of England.

DNA test funding 'to end disputes'

DNA tests to determine parentage could end "acrimonious" family court disputes, Justice Minister Simon Hughes says after funding was announced for the checks.

VIDEO: Fees pledge: What do students think?

The BBC asks students at Leeds University for their reactions to a Labour pledge to reduce tuition fees in England have been a "disaster" and promises Labour would fund a reduction by cutting tax relief on high earners' pensions.

VIDEO: Children make WW2 documentary

Schoolchildren across the UK are getting an opportunity to make their own documentary films about World War Two to mark the 70th anniversary of VE Day.


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