End adoption delays, councils told

Councils in England could be forced to merge their services to speed up adoption rates, under new government powers to be announced next week.

Posted by on 22 May 2015 | 9:05 pm

Dogs help relieve vets' exam stress

Stressed trainee vets have taken a break from learning about animal health and invited in a team of dogs to help them cope with exam revision.

Posted by on 22 May 2015 | 6:31 am

Alternative to adoption on the rise

The number of babies subject to special guardianship orders in England has tripled in two years, according to data obtained by the BBC - while adoption rates have been falling.

Posted by on 22 May 2015 | 5:42 am

Cash squeeze at children's centres

Support for vulnerable children in England is at risk as funding ebbs away, analysis by Barnardo's suggests.

Posted by on 21 May 2015 | 7:08 pm

Free school expansion plans launched

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan begins the process of creating more free schools, which she describes as "engines of social justice".

Posted by on 21 May 2015 | 7:07 pm

'Learning town' school rolls capped

Plans to cap pupil numbers at schools in Dumfries are revealed, as part of proposals to transform education in the town.

Posted by on 21 May 2015 | 6:37 pm

Oxford students vote on exam attire

Students at Oxford University vote on whether or not they should continue being forced to wear special clothes to sit their exams.

Posted by on 21 May 2015 | 12:41 pm

Arrests after university occupation

Two men are arrested by police in connection with a disturbance in Chambers Street in Edinburgh.

Posted by on 21 May 2015 | 10:59 am

New maths GCSEs 'too hard' - Ofqual

Last minute changes to new maths GCSEs are ordered after tests reveal they are not pitched at the right level.

Posted by on 21 May 2015 | 10:26 am

Young jobless total at 10-year low

There are fewer young people not in education, employment or training in the UK than at any time since 2005, the Office of National Statistics says.

Posted by on 21 May 2015 | 7:29 am

Lecturers 'struggling to pay bills'

Too many lecturers are struggling to make ends meet on casual contracts, says the academics' union UCU.

Posted by on 20 May 2015 | 6:34 pm

Students may face tougher loan terms

A report says students could face tougher conditions on their loans because of uncertainty surrounding long-term repayments.

Posted by on 20 May 2015 | 6:33 pm

Secure youth unit staff 'on drugs'

A detention centre is given the lowest possible rating by inspectors who found degrading treatment of young people and staff under the influence of drugs.

Posted by on 20 May 2015 | 7:48 am

Nicky Morgan: Olive branches or burning bridges?

Olive branches or burning bridges for the new term?

Posted by on 19 May 2015 | 7:57 pm

Pi and a pint of science experiments

UK scientists take science lectures to the pub in the Pint of Science festival in 12 cities across the country.

Posted by on 19 May 2015 | 6:43 am

VIDEO: School intervention plan set out

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan wants to introduce powers to force schools in England out of local authority control if they consistently underperform.

Posted by on 17 May 2015 | 3:10 pm

VIDEO: Six-year-old computer whizz passes Microsoft exam

A six-year-old British boy has become the youngest person in the world to become a Microsoft Office Specialist.

Posted by on 17 May 2015 | 2:32 am

Is exam stress eased by small pigs?

Micropigs, screaming and ball pools soothe student nerves

Posted by on 14 May 2015 | 8:42 pm

VIDEO: Asia heads global school league

An international study of how schools perform puts Asian countries in the top five places, and the UK in 20th place.

Posted by on 13 May 2015 | 8:32 am

Is memory needed in a digital age?

Should students be allowed to use search engines in exams?

Posted by on 13 May 2015 | 1:35 am

The school for children others excluded

The school for children others deemed too difficult

Posted by on 12 May 2015 | 9:35 pm

This fake game is scaring parents

The fake trend that's terrifying parents around the world

Posted by on 12 May 2015 | 6:30 pm

The school with its own ponies

Learning life-skills at the school with its own ponies

Posted by on 11 May 2015 | 6:26 am

VIDEO: Tips to deal with stress of SATs

As SATs exams get under way for primary school children, a child psychologist and head teacher share their tips for helping young people deal with exam stress.

Posted by on 11 May 2015 | 3:30 am

Stanford to open entrepreneur course in London

Silicon Valley's Stanford University to start teaching in London

Posted by on 17 March 2015 | 7:01 pm