Research suggests children born to mothers who have low thyroid hormone levels during pregnancy do worse at maths.
Plans that could increase student numbers by 20% have not been adequately funded, a policy analysis report warns.
Checks and balances on how academy chains in England spend large amounts of public money are "too weak", according to research.
Gunmen attack a teacher training college in the northern Nigerian city of Kano, with officials saying at least 15 people have been killed.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is in first place in the latest league table of the world's best universities.
Head teachers say that carrying out Ofsted inspections without warning is like treating school staff as "naughty children".
The electric guitar has overtaken the violin in the list of most popular musical instruments for children to play, says a music exam board.
The High Street retailer is entering online education with the launch of a business course with Leeds University.
A laddish culture on university campuses across the UK is being ignored by vice-chancellors, the NUS says.
Research suggests three-quarters of British parents want to see payday loan firms banned from advertising to children.
Money is key to being a top university, suggests analysis by Times Higher Education, ahead of its annual world university rankings.
Glasgow School of Art replaces 22% of its most popular books that were lost in a fire at its Mackintosh building in June.
Ofqual says just 3% of GCSE entries in English and maths will be awarded the highest grade under the new system of marking pupils from grades 9-1 instead of A*-G.
Most students who fail to get good GCSEs in English and maths at 16, have not met these standards by 18, figures for 2013 suggest.
The father of a pupil at an academy being investigated over claims it was tipped off about an Ofsted inspection says he warned authorities a year before an inquiry was launched.
The British Council says its first online Mooc course is one of the world's biggest English language classes.
There will be a much wider sample of Chinese pupils taking part in the next round of the international Pisa tests, says the OECD.
White pupils in state schools in the United States are set to be a minority for the first time when schools return for the new term.
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An international project wants to make it easier to find out about the scale of corruption in education.
A major US online university network says restrictions are to be partially lifted on providing online courses for students in Iran.
World leaders are to be asked for $3.5bn to support education in developing countries, which Julia Gillard says is a good investment.
Careers services for young people in England need to be urgently improved, says a report from an advisory body set up by the government.
Too many young people in England drop out of sixth-form or college and are not being given the right chances that will help them in the future, Ofsted warns.
A network of 100 "talented leaders" will be sent into England's most challenging schools over the next two years, the government announces.
The UK has passed a significant milestone towards becoming a graduate economy, says an annual OECD international education report.
Children in nine out of 10 primary schools in England are getting better PE lessons thanks to new sport funding, suggests research for the government.
The adults who struggle most with literacy and numeracy are not getting the help they need, say MPs.