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BBC News - Education - UK Edition 

'Coasting' schools improvement plan

A more rapid intervention for underperforming schools in England is expected to be announced in the Queen's Speech.

Muslims 'dehumanised' says Qatar royal

Sheikha Moza warns that Muslims are being "dehumanised" by the coverage of violent extremism in the Middle East.

Uni to divest from three fuel firms

Edinburgh University is to fully divest from three of the world's biggest fossil fuel producers within the next six months.

New powers 'should fund education'

The Scottish Government is urged to commit to increasing the top rate of tax in Scotland to 50p to fund education.

Poster family warns over stock images

A family whose image was used in a poster campaign by the group opposing gay marriage in the Republic of Ireland say they were "naive" about stock photography websites.

Dyslexia 'not linked to eyesight'

There are no differences in the eyesight of dyslexics and non-dyslexics, say researchers

Adoption services 'should be merged'

Councils in England could be forced to merge their services to speed up adoption rates, under new government powers to be announced next week.

Cash squeeze at children's centres

Support for vulnerable children in England is at risk as funding ebbs away, analysis by Barnardo's suggests.

Alternative to adoption on the rise

The number of babies subject to special guardianship orders in England has tripled in two years, according to data obtained by the BBC - while adoption rates have been falling.

Free school expansion plans launched

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan begins the process of creating more free schools, which she describes as "engines of social justice".

New maths GCSEs 'too hard' - Ofqual

Last minute changes to new maths GCSEs are ordered after tests reveal they are not pitched at the right level.

Arrests after university occupation

Two men are arrested by police in connection with a disturbance in Chambers Street in Edinburgh.

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

Dogs help relieve vets' exam stress

Stressed trainee vets have taken a break from learning about animal health and invited in a team of dogs to help them cope with exam revision.

Pi and a pint of science experiments

UK scientists take science lectures to the pub in the Pint of Science festival in 12 cities across the country.

VIDEO: My cerebral palsy story - in animation

Bristol schoolgirl Tegan, 14, creates animation to help her friends understand her differences.

VIDEO: Why campaigners are giving toys disabilities

Toy Like Me campaigner Rebecca Atkinson explains why parents of children with disabilities want to see a new generation of toys bringing greater diversity to the playroom.

VIDEO: School intervention plan set out

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan wants to introduce powers to force schools in England out of local authority control if they consistently underperform.

VIDEO: Six-year-old computer whizz passes Microsoft exam

A six-year-old British boy has become the youngest person in the world to become a Microsoft Office Specialist.

One school, four catchment areas

One school, four catchment areas. Is this a fairer system?

Nicky Morgan: Olive branches or burning bridges?

Olive branches or burning bridges for the new term?

Is exam stress eased by small pigs?

Micropigs, screaming and ball pools soothe student nerves

Benny Green - boy who reflected changing UK

The Grange Hill character who reflected a changing Britain.


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