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BBC News - Education - UK Edition 

Top teachers' pay freeze 'unfair'

Plans to freeze senior teachers' pay "arbitrarily discriminate" against school leaders, according to the head teachers' union ASCL.

Bank fines to 'fund apprenticeships'

The Conservatives will use fines imposed on Deutsche Bank for its involvement in Libor rate-fixing to fund 50,000 apprenticeships, David Cameron says.

Cooking 'top skill UK adults want'

Almost two-fifths of adults would like to be better cooks or bakers, according to a survey commissioned to launch a festival of learning.

Pupils prepare to sit new Highers

Thousands of pupils are preparing to sit the new look Higher qualifications as the exams period gets under way in Scottish schools.

A-level economics to include crash

Students will learn about the global financial crisis in a new economics A-level to be taught from September.

Education is 'red line' for Lib Dems

Nick Clegg says education funding guarantees for England will be a "deal breaker" in any coalition negotiations between the Lib Dems and the Conservatives or Labour.

Pupils sent to Sikh school in shortage

More than 20 pupils have been allocated to a Sikh-ethos free school in Leeds that they did not choose, amid a squeeze on places.

Five-year-old school faces redesign

A £38m academy is to be redesigned at a cost of £6m five years after it opened, amid claims its design impeded student progress.

Railway rules thwart student adverts

Student posters calling MPs who broke their 2010 tuition fee promise "liars" have been removed from railway stations in England.

Exam board investigates question leak

A UK exam board says some overseas students taking an IGCSE exam last week knew in advance what questions they would face.

Drugs seized from hundreds of pupils

Hundreds of schoolchildren, among them a pupil of only eight, have been caught with drugs on school premises, new figures reveal.

Labour: unqualified teachers must go

Labour would fire unqualified teachers if they are not working towards qualification by 2020, shadow education secretary Tristram Hunt says.

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

Students offered lessons on drag art

A university is offering classes on the art of drag to drama and dance undergraduates.

Girls find edge-of-space balloon

Pictures from a camera sent to the edge of space on a balloon and found by two girls are published.

VIDEO: Doing the sums on school funding

Education is a key priority for many people ahead of the general election, but the issue has not featured prominently on the campaign trail so far.

VIDEO: Do education spending promises add up?

The biggest Westminster parties have now all set out their plans for funding education in England after the general election.

VIDEO: Cheating teachers jailed for 7 years

A group of former teachers and school administrators in Atlanta, Georgia are jailed for up to seven years for their involvement in a test cheating scandal.

VIDEO: India schools: Good but could do better

India is making massive progress in getting all its children into school, but there are still weaknesses in the education system, a new report says.

'It's not just about performing'

Top women in the arts offer advice to girls

The tech that rocks the cradle

Tech entrepreneurs develop baby apps

The anxious scramble to get a school place

Rising demand puts pressure on primary schools

Singapore's mind-bending maths quiz

Logic problem for teenagers has stumped the world


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