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

Selfie 'sexters' in child sex warning

Young couples who send explicit pictures of each other are threatened with prosecution under child sex laws.

Posted by on 22 July 2014 | 2:53 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

Student loan system 'tipping point'

There are so many problems and incorrect forecasts in the student loan system that there needs to be a complete review, says a report from MPs.

Posted by on 22 July 2014 | 7:48 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

A U-turn over student loads sale?

A U-turn over student loans sale?

Posted by on 21 July 2014 | 10:21 am

Teacher wins unfair dismissal claim

A teacher who was cleared of sexually assaulting a pupil but then sacked by his school wins a claim for unfair dismissal.

Posted by on 21 July 2014 | 9:03 am

FGM training for public sector staff

Extra training is to be given to teachers, doctors and social workers to help them to identify and assist girls at risk of female genital mutilation.

Posted by on 21 July 2014 | 4:07 am

VIDEO: Do disabled children miss out on PE?

PE provision for children with disabilities in mainstream schools is lacking and could damage Britain's Paralympic prospects in the future, according to a survey carried out by the Youth Sport Trust.

Posted by on 21 July 2014 | 1:45 am

EC 'confident' in brain project

The European Commission has responded to criticism of its billion-euro Human Brain Project, declaring confidence that objections will be satisfied.

Posted by on 18 July 2014 | 9:45 am

Ofsted 'biased on teaching methods'

A think tank says teachers are being marked down by Ofsted for using traditional "chalk and talk" teaching methods.

Posted by on 18 July 2014 | 9:33 am

'Islamist ethos agenda in schools'

A leaked report into the alleged "Trojan Horse" schools plot in Birmingham finds an agenda to introduce an "aggressive Islamist ethos" into some schools.

Posted by on 18 July 2014 | 8:21 am

Food learning theory for obese women

Obese women may have a "food learning impairment" that could explain their attitude to food, research from Yale School of Medicine suggests.

Posted by on 17 July 2014 | 6:42 pm

'Digital slimming' graduation photos

Graduation ceremony photographers are offering to digitally alter pictures to make students look slimmer and have whiter teeth.

Posted by on 17 July 2014 | 8:33 am