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UK teacher in final for global prize

A London maths teacher is among the top 10 finalists for a $1m global teaching prize.

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School chief bans use of 'Trojan Horse'

Birmingham's education commissioner says he has banned the use of the term "Trojan horse" to describe the allegations of attempts to take over schools in the city.

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Jordan warns of refugee school pressure

A failure to provide education for refugees escaping the conflict in Syria risks creating a generation of extremists, warns the deputy prime minister of Jordan.

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'Gilded youths need to learn to fail'

High-achieving children need to understand failure if they are going to have resilience in adult life, says a former head of Eton.

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Ofsted hits out at academy boss pay

Sir Michael Wilshaw says top executives at England's biggest academy chains are getting huge salaries and sitting on reserves while failing pupils.

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'Make Playmobil friends' with immigrants

A new study is to look at whether playing with ethnic Playmobil could help immigrants settle in at school.

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ADHD children 'may just be immature'

Taiwanese researchers suggest many children diagnosed with ADHD may just be the youngest in the class.

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'Imperialist ' bronze cockerel removed

A bronze cockerel looted from Nigeria in 1897 is removed from Cambridge University's Jesus College after a student campaign.

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Stephen Hawking remembers best teacher

Scientist Stephen Hawking has paid tribute to the maths teacher who inspired his early steps into scholarship.

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Teacher advert complaints rejected

Complaints that a teacher recruitment advert exaggerated teachers' pay have been rejected.

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Sexism rife in textbooks, says Unesco

School textbooks are accused by a UN agency of negative stereotypes of women's roles.

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New exam courses not yet approved

Teachers have expressed dismay that fewer than half the specifications for new GCSEs and A-levels to be taught from September are ready.

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Morgan tackles 'unfair' school funding

The education secretary announces plans to tackle uneven levels of per pupil spending and to remove councils from the funding process.

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Free travel for Tanzanian teachers

Public school teachers in Tanzania's Dar es Salaam, Kinondoni district will be able to commute to and from schools for free.

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Stanford to open entrepreneur course in London

Silicon Valley's Stanford University to start teaching in London

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Emergency plan to help teach Syria's refugees

Emergency plan to help teach Syria's refugees

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University feeds 270,000 taking refuge from Boko Haram

A university in Nigeria is trying to help a rising tide of people displaced by Boko Haram violence.

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South Sudan's struggle for schools hit by abductions

Pupils preparing for exams are abducted, as South Sudan tries to re-open schools

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Can Lithuania turn brain drain into brain gain?

Can Lithuania reverse loss of young and talented?

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Seven big myths about improving schools

Seven big myths about why some countries are good at education

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France plans elite mega-university

A new university in Paris wants to create a "knowledge hub" competing with Silicon Valley.

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Could time travel really take place?

Universities examine whether time travel is really possible

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University Phileas Fogg party 'racist'

A Cambridge University student party is halted in a row over political correctness after concerns it had the "potential for offence".

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VIDEO: School funding 'outdated and unfair'

The Education Secretary, Nicky Morgan, has set out plans to change what she has called an "outdated, inefficient and unfair" school funding system in England.

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VIDEO: Gandalf to Pippi... via Wally

Children across the globe have been celebrating World Book Day.

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VIDEO: Words key to school performance

New research has found children with poor language skills at the age of five are less likely to do well by the time they leave primary school.

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VIDEO: How children cope with 'tough times'

Pupils at Marton Primary Academy in Blackpool have lessons on how to handle what they refer to as "tough times", to build their resilience in the face of challenges to their mental health.

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Can mindfulness improve pupils' concentration?

Should mindfulness be compulsory in schools?

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Are laptops more important than desks in Kenya's schools?

But many Kenyan children still lack desks

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Changing how economics is taught

Revamping university economics to reflect the real world

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Is university free speech under threat?

Is free speech at universities under threat?

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Should Ofsted get a US boss?

Should Ofsted get its next boss from the US?

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Does Cameron's university claim stack up?

Are there really more black males in prison than in universities?

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