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BBC News - Education - UK Edition 

Clegg targets teachers' workload

Teachers in England are being asked to examine how they spend their working day, as Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg vows to cut down on "pointless paperwork".

Exam appeals change 45,500 grades

The number of complaints about GCSE and A-level marking rose sharply this year, with a fifth of challenges leading to grade changes, says Ofqual.

Regular cannabis 'harms intelligence'

Teenagers who are regular cannabis users are "impairing" their educational ability - but moderate use does not harm intelligence, say researchers.

Charity sends schools Ebola resource

Schools across the UK are being sent teaching resources on Ebola, by the charity Action Aid, to help develop a better understanding of the disease.

Child poverty targets 'won't be hit'

The UK risks being "permanently divided" between rich and poor unless more is done to boost social mobility, says Alan Milburn, the government's anti-poverty tsar.

Boarding schools issue Ebola advice

The Boarding Schools Association has issued guidance on Ebola after some heads asked how to deal with students returning from affected countries.

PE cash 'can benefit obese pupils'

Extra funding designed to boost sport in primary schools could be used to tackle childhood obesity, says Ofsted.

Grants for children's mental health

Groups offering mental health support to children and young people will be able to apply for government top-up grants, say ministers.

Students diagnosed with meningitis

Two Strathclyde University students diagnosed with meningitis are said to be stable and showing signs of recovery in hospital.

College-based degrees fail inspection

Inspectors failed almost a third of further education colleges offering higher education courses that were checked this year.

Students doubling up in single rooms

Students at some universities are having to share single rooms, the BBC has learned.

Boys of five trail girls in three Rs

Five-year-old boys lag behind girls in reading, writing and maths, official statistics suggest.

UK coders triumph in Europe contest

Three youngsters from the UK triumph in a Europe-wide coding competition organised by Microsoft.

Promote British values, schools told

Schools should not shy away from promoting "fundamental British values" to their pupils, says Education Secretary Nicky Morgan.

School absence falls, figures show

The number of children in England missing lessons has fallen, as fewer families take term-time holidays, government data shows.

Blair wants religious respect lessons

A global drive is needed to tackle extremism by making education systems in all countries teach respect for other religions, Tony Blair says.

Encourage graduates 'to stay local'

University leavers should be offered a "golden handcuff" to stay and work locally after graduation, a study says.

The world's most compassionate 24 hours

The world's most compassionate 24 hours

'Teachers not footballers' for Brazil

Brazil says it needs teachers not footballers

Google's top 20 university searches

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

What makes a global top 10 university?

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is in first place in the latest league table of the world's best universities.

China widens schools in Pisa tests

There will be a much wider sample of Chinese pupils taking part in the next round of the international Pisa tests, says the OECD.

US schools to have non-white majority

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.

Lessons in girl power in Ghana's schools

Talking to the chieftain about sexism

Tackling taboo of education corruption

An international project wants to make it easier to find out about the scale of corruption in education.

More men 'face lonely old age'

Increasing numbers of men are facing loneliness and isolation in their old age, suggests research.

1 in 3 teens meeting from social media

An exclusive survey for Newsbeat reveals teenagers' attitudes to social media, with a third meeting online-only "friends".

Trojan Horse schools 'not improved'

There are still significant problems at the five Birmingham schools placed into special measures following concerns about a hard-line Islamist takeover.

Bilingual children's noise advantage

Children fluent in two languages are better at learning in noisy classrooms than pupils who speak just one, research finds.

Prince Andrew backs young innovators

The Duke of York says there needs to be a "culture of enterprise" to help young people turn technology ideas into commercial products.


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