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Ofsted 'will not win' on popularity

Ofsted is unlikely to win any popularity contests, the chief inspector has admitted in a speech.

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Lavish praise 'does not help pupils'

Teachers who try to encourage low-achieving students with lots of praise could harm their learning, claims research into classroom tactics.

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ChildLine seeing more suicidal children

More children who have talked about killing themselves are contacting ChildLine for help, the counselling service says.

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Independent review of Ofsted urged

Ofsted is in urgent need of an independent review in light of concerns about its objectivity and reliability, say local government leaders.

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'Family test' for policies outlined

All policies will be measured against the impact they have on the formation and support of stable families, ministers say.

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Children's social work faces change

The government has announced changes to children's social work, aiming to restore confidence in the service.

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Cuts 'will undo' apprenticeship work

The main body providing apprenticeships in Wales is warning that budget cuts by the Welsh government will have a "massively de-stabilising effect" on such programmes.

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Inquiry into school isolation room

An investigation is under way at a Kent school after claims that children were kept locked in an isolation room for hours at a time.

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Schools 'progressing too slowly'

There are "significant gaps" in raising standards in schools in England, a report by spending watchdog the National Audit Office says.

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Private school graduates 'earn more'

UK graduates who went to private schools earn thousands of pounds more, on average, than those who were state-educated, research finds.

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Hidden school costs worry families

Millions of UK families struggle to meet the extra costs of a state education, suggests research carried out by young people.

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Morgan: I'd vote for gay marriage now

Nicky Morgan, the education secretary and equalities minister, says she has changed her mind and now supports same-sex marriage.

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School tests 'causing pupil stress'

Annual school tests for children aged seven to 14 are causing so much stress some pupils are refusing to go to school, a survey finds.

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Children 'lacking trust' in police

Children and young people have a "profound lack of trust" in the police, bordering on fear in some cases, a report by MPs and peers suggests.

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Private school charity rule disputed

An Orkney woman who wants independent schools stripped of their charitable status takes her campaign to the Scottish Parliament.

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Marking ban will hit 69 universities

Hundreds of thousands of students are likely to be affected by a university marking boycott by academics angry at changes to their pensions.

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Young carers' plight shown in game

Young carers in Wales have turned their lives into a board game to raise awareness of their plight.

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Tony Blair: Fight war of ideas against extremism

Every school system should be required to teach respect for other religions, says Tony Blair

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The world's most compassionate 24 hours

The world's most compassionate 24 hours

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'Teachers not footballers' for Brazil

Brazil says it needs teachers not footballers

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Google's top 20 university searches

Google has revealed the most popular searches when people around the world are looking for university information.

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What makes a global top 10 university?

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is in first place in the latest league table of the world's best universities.

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China widens schools in Pisa tests

There will be a much wider sample of Chinese pupils taking part in the next round of the international Pisa tests, says the OECD.

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US schools to have non-white majority

White pupils in state schools in the United States are set to be a minority for the first time when schools return for the new term.

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Lessons in girl power in Ghana's schools

Talking to the chieftain about sexism

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'Birmingham family' statue unveiled

A statue by a Turner Prize-winning artist, representing a real Birmingham family, is unveiled.

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Plans for Wales' first vet school

Aberystwyth University is exploring plans to become Wales' first veterinary school and will offer a related course from 2015.

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Academy trust 'wants Ofsted checks'

An academy trust says it wants to be open to inspection by Ofsted, after the education secretary appeared to rule out allowing the watchdog to examine groups running academies.

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Term-time holidays 'must be rare'

Holidays for pupils in term-time should only be granted if the circumstances are "rare, unavoidable, significant and short", say head teachers

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Authors vie for children's award

David Walliams, Malorie Blackman and Debi Gliori are among the authors on this year's shortlist for the Red House Children's book prize.

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Teacher admits Syria terror offences

A 30-year-old teacher from Greater Manchester, who planned to join Islamic State militants in Syria, pleads guilty to two terrorism offences.

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School absence guidelines issued

New guidelines for head teachers in England on the situations in which pupils can be given time off during term time have been drawn up.

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Students fined over sexist chants

A number of students are fined following an investigation after footage emerged of a group chanting about violence and necrophilia.

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Police 'let down' abuse-risk children

A whistleblower tells the BBC hundreds of people at risk of sexual exploitation in Sheffield were let down by police.

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Ofsted 'escaped blame' over Baby P

A cover-up led to Ofsted escaping blame for its part in the Baby P scandal, according to a BBC documentary.

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AUDIO: 'Don't praise struggling pupils'

Popular teaching practices "harmful to students' learning".

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AUDIO: Punk poet's praise for Michael Gove

John Cooper Clarke says Michael Gove was "right" to support the learning of poetry by rote.

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AUDIO: Abuse victim gets no insurance for arson

A mother-of-six from Merseyside has been left homeless after her abusive husband burned her house down.

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AUDIO: Move to tackle homophobic bullies

The government is to spend two million pounds tackling homophobic bullying in schools in England.

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Where do billionaires go to university?

Where do the super-rich go to university?

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Escape from Boko Haram

How we escaped our captors, by three Nigerian schoolgirls

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Disabled graduates: Life after university

Life after university for disabled graduates

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China girls barred from 'boys' jobs'

China: girls barred from 'boys' jobs' and some university courses

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Debt campaigners tear up student loans

The people who buy and then cancel student debt

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The anarchic experimental schools of the 1970s

What happened to the kids from 1970s experimental schools?

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