Careers advice is on "life support" in many schools in England with teenagers having little knowledge of the workplace, the director general of the CBI, John Cridland, claims.
Many UK universities do not consider candidates' backgrounds when offering places, research suggests.
Sally Gardner, a dyslexic author once branded "unteachable" at school, wins the prestigious Carnegie Medal for her book Maggot Moon.
A report claims schools are facing increasing pressure to spend money aimed at very poor pupils, known as the pupil premium, to plug holes in their budgets.
Confusion over an A-level maths paper set by exam board Edexcel is completely unacceptable, says the chair of the education select committee, Graham Stuart.
A group of Warwick students occupy university buildings in protest at the £42,000 pay rise for its vice-chancellor.
Nearly half the titles read by children in a national reading competition were consumed online, according to the charity Booktrust.
Ministers say agreements reached with internet firms will lead to a "fundamental change" in how images of child abuse are dealt with online.
Methodist College students report on the reaction to a speech about the future of Northern Ireland made by their schoolmate Hannah in front of an audience including President Obama and the First Lady.
The 22 education services running schools in Wales should be cut by a third, a review recommends.
Pakistani schoolgirl activist Malala Yousafzai is to lead calls for education to become a top priority.
Labour would keep open existing free schools but would not open any more, says Stephen Twigg. He also says all state schools in England should have the independence given to academies.
A report on social mobility claims the UK's leading universities have become less socially representative in the past decade, not more.
A £50m project to attract world-class scientists to Wales makes its first appointment - a leading stem cell researcher looking at diseases of the nervous system.
A charity calls for British Sign Language to count as a modern foreign language at GCSE.
Dozens of groups aiming to open free schools next year are meeting to get tips from pioneers of the movement, the West London Free School.
Five head teachers have been knighted or made dames in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours.
Hard-working fathers are cutting their long working hours, while mothers are working more, researchers say.
How do you re-build an education system destroyed by a disaster? Andreas Schleicher describes the efforts in Fukushima.
University in northern India accepts first new students for 800 years
The world's first bookless public library
Estonian pupils are taught computer skills from an early age as the internet is seen as symbolic of political independence.
How lack of sleep is damaging pupils' learning around the world
Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi is calling on Britain to help rebuild Burma's universities, which she says have been ruined by military rule
Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales predicts the death of student boredom
What are the greatest global threats to the future of humanity? An international team from Oxford University's Future of Humanity Institute is investigating the biggest dangers.
Girls will no longer have to pledge their devotion to God when they join the Guides and Brownies in the UK, the organisation announces.
A study from the University of Oxford reveals widespread cruelty and exploitation in the treatment of child actors in Elizabethan theatres.
Parents should be able to exercise their right to a later school start for their summer-born children.
A second grammar school is consulting on opening an annexe in Sevenoaks after a campaign by parents to expand selective provision in Kent.