School standards £5m funding fears

There are fears millions of pounds could be diverted from current schools' improvements programmes to fund a new policy also aimed at raising standards.

Posted by on 30 July 2014 | 3:37 pm

A peculiar sort of debt

The true costs of running the student loan scheme

Posted by on 30 July 2014 | 11:45 am

Employers prefer 'soft' skills

Employers prefer "soft" skills rather than technical knowledge in graduates they are recruiting, a study says.

Posted by on 30 July 2014 | 8:40 am

New student loan model discussed

Ministers and officials have been considering an idea that could bring major changes to England's student loan system, BBC Newsnight learns.

Posted by on 29 July 2014 | 2:00 pm

Trust told academies need to improve

Ofsted tells an academies trust led by a former government adviser that too many of its schools are not improving fast enough.

Posted by on 29 July 2014 | 10:35 am

Adoption films for would-be parents

Videos of children in care are to be made available to people approved for adoption as part of plans to speed up the process.

Posted by on 28 July 2014 | 10:57 am

Universities 'must elect more women'

Scottish universities should appoint more women to their governing bodies or be forced to do so, according to the National Union of Students.

Posted by on 27 July 2014 | 7:17 pm

Playgrounds squeezed in places crush

Many schools are building new classrooms on outside space to accommodate a growing number of pupils.

Posted by on 25 July 2014 | 12:11 pm

Autism school's legacy lives on

The man who set up a free school in the 80s

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 8:14 pm

Exam reform delayed by schools

Dozens of schools across Scotland are delaying the introduction of new Highers in popular school subjects, according to BBC Scotland research.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 6:44 pm

Plagiarism charge rocks US Senate race

The New York Times reports that US Senator John Walsh duplicated numerous passages in his 2007 Army War College master's thesis. The news could hamper Democratic hopes of keeping control of the Senate.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 10:36 am

Degrees least likely for white teens

University application levels have increased among all groups, but ethnic minority pupils are the most likely to seek places.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 9:13 am

Fewer young smokers and drinkers

Smoking, drinking and drug use among secondary school pupils have more than halved over the past 10 years, figures show.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 6:26 am

AUDIO: Police warn teens over explicit texts

Teenagers who send explicit pictures of each other could be threatened with prosecution, a police officer warns.

Posted by on 23 July 2014 | 6:37 am

Nostalgia 'makes people spend money'

A feeling of nostalgia makes people part with money more easily, according to academics studying patterns of consumer behaviour.

Posted by on 23 July 2014 | 6:24 am

Priority school places plan for poor

Schools in England could be allowed to offer priority places to the poorest children in their area under proposals put forward by the government.

Posted by on 23 July 2014 | 5:24 am

'Trojan Horse' probe 'needs review'

The council-commissioned review into the so-called Trojan Horse allegations "ought to be reviewed itself", teachers say.

Posted by on 23 July 2014 | 5:08 am

Do four-year-olds need a graduation ceremony?

Do four-year-olds need a graduation ceremony?

Posted by on 22 July 2014 | 7:27 pm

'Fewer degree offers' for minorities

Ethnic minority students are less likely to receive offers from UK universities than their white British peers, research suggests.

Posted by on 22 July 2014 | 7:16 pm

VIDEO: Student texts make fly on wall TV show

BBC Click's Spencer Kelly goes behind the scenes of the TV programme The Secret Lives of Students.

Posted by on 22 July 2014 | 6:01 pm

How many Greek legends were really true?

How spartan were Spartans? Did the Trojans have a horse?

Posted by on 22 July 2014 | 6:00 pm

VIDEO: Council 'made mistakes' says chief

Mistakes were made by Birmingham City Council when dealing with allegations of an alleged plot by hardline Muslims to gain control of schools, its chief executive has said.

Posted by on 22 July 2014 | 12:10 pm

Funding boost for music education

Music education for children in England is to receive an £18m boost in funding, the Department for Education says.

Posted by on 22 July 2014 | 8:13 am

'Disturbing' Trojan inquiry findings

Nicky Morgan, the new education secretary, warns of evidence of intolerance in schools as the government's Trojan horse report is published.

Posted by on 22 July 2014 | 7:49 am

Graduate posts in the UK 'grow 17%'

There has been a significant increase in the number of graduate vacancies in the UK but many employers are struggling to fill posts, a poll says.

Posted by on 21 July 2014 | 7:08 pm