Pregnancy hormone link to poor maths

Research suggests children born to mothers who have low thyroid hormone levels during pregnancy do worse at maths.

Posted by on 19 September 2014 | 5:45 am

Cash warning for university expansion

Plans that could increase student numbers by 20% have not been adequately funded, a policy analysis report warns.

Posted by on 17 September 2014 | 7:21 pm

Nigeria college attacked by gunmen

Gunmen attack a teacher training college in the northern Nigerian city of Kano, with officials saying at least 15 people have been killed.

Posted by on 17 September 2014 | 3:33 pm

Academy regulation 'too weak'

Checks and balances on how academy chains in England spend large amounts of public money are "too weak", according to research.

Posted by on 17 September 2014 | 11:44 am

Heads attack no-notice inspections

Head teachers say that carrying out Ofsted inspections without warning is like treating school staff as "naughty children".

Posted by on 16 September 2014 | 6:23 am

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.

Posted by on 15 September 2014 | 6:39 pm

Africa's first education tablet

How Africa's first education tablet computer was created

Posted by on 15 September 2014 | 6:01 pm

'Backing' for payday loan advert ban

Research suggests three-quarters of British parents want to see payday loan firms banned from advertising to children.

Posted by on 15 September 2014 | 9:33 am

M&S offers online education courses

The High Street retailer is entering online education with the launch of a business course with Leeds University.

Posted by on 15 September 2014 | 8:03 am

Books donated to fire-hit art school

Glasgow School of Art replaces 22% of its most popular books that were lost in a fire at its Mackintosh building in June.

Posted by on 15 September 2014 | 4:26 am

Music lesson boom sees guitar soar

The electric guitar has overtaken the violin in the list of most popular musical instruments for children to play, says a music exam board.

Posted by on 15 September 2014 | 4:24 am

Top universities 'are the richest'

Money is key to being a top university, suggests analysis by Times Higher Education, ahead of its annual world university rankings.

Posted by on 15 September 2014 | 3:16 am

Universities 'ignoring lads' culture'

A laddish culture on university campuses across the UK is being ignored by vice-chancellors, the NUS says.

Posted by on 14 September 2014 | 11:22 pm

Father 'warned Ofsted a year ago'

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.

Posted by on 12 September 2014 | 6:54 am

Top GCSE grade to be given to just 3%

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.

Posted by on 12 September 2014 | 2:00 am

Poor GCSEs at 16, 'no better by 18'

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.

Posted by on 11 September 2014 | 12:21 pm

English course gets 100,000 students

The British Council says its first online Mooc course is one of the world's biggest English language classes.

Posted by on 11 September 2014 | 10:13 am

University places information gap

What results do students really need to get into a university course?

Posted by on 11 September 2014 | 9:34 am

AUDIO: Should students learn to cook?

Some parents, concerned about their children's welfare when they go to university for the first time this weekend, have been signing them up for cookery classes.

Posted by on 11 September 2014 | 6:57 am

VIDEO: Warning over school leavers' skills

Too many courses for school leavers in England are not providing the skills needed to help them find work or go on to further education, Ofsted warns.

Posted by on 10 September 2014 | 11:22 am

London's GCSE lessons for England

Spreading London's school success more widely

Posted by on 10 September 2014 | 9:05 am

Warning on lack of careers advice

Careers services for young people in England need to be urgently improved, says a report from an advisory body set up by the government.

Posted by on 10 September 2014 | 8:02 am

Ofsted warning over Neet generation

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.

Posted by on 10 September 2014 | 6:55 am

AUDIO: Abuser: I'm 'lucky' wife stood by me

A former domestic abuser says he is "so lucky" his wife of 30 years stood by him.

Posted by on 10 September 2014 | 6:03 am

Tough schools 'to get best new heads'

A network of 100 "talented leaders" will be sent into England's most challenging schools over the next two years, the government announces.

Posted by on 9 September 2014 | 8:09 pm