Sturgeon unveils tests plan for schools

A new system of national testing is to be introduced in Scotland's primary schools, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced.

Posted by on 1 September 2015 | 11:52 am

Student complaints scheme widened

From this term, many more students in England and Wales will have recourse to an independent complaints body when things go wrong.

Posted by on 1 September 2015 | 10:20 am

VIDEO: New tests for Scotland's schools

Nicola Sturgeon outlines plans for new pupil assessments aimed at improving attainment in Scotland's schools.

Posted by on 1 September 2015 | 9:45 am

Higher fees 'cut drop-out rate'

University drop-out rates fell sharply when tuition fees were increased, according to researchers.

Posted by on 1 September 2015 | 7:12 am

Ghana universities 'targeted by IS'

Ghana's authorities are investigating several universities over links to suspected recruitment for the so-called Islamic State (IS), officials say.

Posted by on 28 August 2015 | 7:37 am

Young goths 'at risk of depression'

Young people who identify as goths may be at increased risk of depression and self-harm, a study suggests.

Posted by on 28 August 2015 | 1:16 am

Are Pakistan’s female medical students to be doctors or wives?

Why a 'quota' for female medical students is causing controversy

Posted by on 27 August 2015 | 7:19 pm

VIDEO: Celebrating books in Mogadishu

Somalia is holding its first international literary festival in the capital Mogadishu.

Posted by on 27 August 2015 | 2:18 pm

Good news for graduate employment

More UK graduates are in work than at any time since the recession, new figures suggest.

Posted by on 27 August 2015 | 9:52 am

Head leaves 'investigation' academy

The executive head teacher of a south London academy that is being investigated by the Charity Commission is to retire.

Posted by on 27 August 2015 | 8:28 am

Primary pupils' results edge upwards

The performance of children in England in tests at the end of primary school edges upwards, the government announces.

Posted by on 27 August 2015 | 8:05 am

City's 'north-south transport divide'

A free transport scheme causes a north-south divide in London and needs to be updated, a politician says.

Posted by on 27 August 2015 | 5:33 am

Recession teachers 'get better results'

A US study says that the recession saw more talented graduates coming into teaching and they are getting higher results.

Posted by on 26 August 2015 | 12:24 pm

Councils unite on teacher shortages

Six councils in the north east and north of Scotland unite in a bid to tackle teacher shortages in schools.

Posted by on 26 August 2015 | 11:06 am

Hay fever 'bar to university places'

The impact of hay-fever at exam time could be harmful enough to mean that some students might miss out on a university place, say researchers.

Posted by on 26 August 2015 | 7:12 am

Ad watchdog rebukes Moshi Monsters

The ASA rule that both Moshi Monsters and Bin Weevils broke its advertising code by pressuring children into making in-game purchases.

Posted by on 26 August 2015 | 6:17 am

Kids Company warned of closure ‘riots’

A set of claims made by Kids Company to civil servants about the impact of the charity's closure have been described as "absurd" and "hysterical", BBC Newsnight learns.

Posted by on 25 August 2015 | 3:39 pm

VIDEO: The dangers of loneliness as a parent

A quarter of British parents feel lonely and isolated, according to a survey by the charity Action for Children.

Posted by on 25 August 2015 | 1:15 am

The school places police

The investigators hunting school admissions cheats

Posted by on 23 August 2015 | 8:47 pm

Students' video plea to Taylor Swift

Oxford University's debating society releases a mash-up video of past speakers reciting Taylor Swift's Shake it Off, in an effort to lure her to the city to give a talk.

Posted by on 20 August 2015 | 3:23 pm

The great balancing act of GCSE results

What did the results envelope reveal?

Posted by on 20 August 2015 | 12:51 pm

Maths GCSE re-sit 22 years later

Why re-sit GCSE maths at nearly 40?

Posted by on 20 August 2015 | 3:39 am

Head teachers also face results day nerves

Why nerves of exam results day are also felt by school chiefs

Posted by on 19 August 2015 | 9:37 pm

GCSEs: Where are we up to with all the changes?

How are GCSEs changing? Questions about exams answered

Posted by on 19 August 2015 | 8:53 pm

VIDEO: 'School not a good experience for me'

School pupils in England are among the unhappiest in the world, according to a report by The Children's Society, as Sarah Ransome reports.

Posted by on 19 August 2015 | 4:25 am