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Morgan's workload promise to teachers

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan held out an olive branch to the teaching profession in England with the promise to reduce their workload.

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Ofqual warns on essay cheating

Students who submit essays bought online are not only cheating but may also be paying for a poor product, says England's exams regulator.

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Digital divide opening in UK schools

Half of secondary schools and a third of primary schools say that they have inadequate broadband and wi-fi.

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Reduce teachers' workload, says NUT

The National Union of Teachers calls on the education secretary to tackle excessive workloads or face more strike action.

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University faces immediate £3m cut

The University of Ulster tells its staff it will have to make an immediate budget cut of £3.15m as a result of financial pressures at Stormont.

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Child abuse report criticises police

Children in South Yorkshire care homes were left vulnerable to sexual abuse because of police "shortcomings", a report finds.

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Children hit by tooth decay at three

More than one in 10 three-year-olds have tooth decay, the first survey of the age group shows.

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MSPs consider sex education law call

A sex education organisation tells parliament that Scottish schools should be compelled by law to teach sex and relationship education.

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Shake-up could see 11 schools close

Three secondary and eight primary schools could close to make way for three "superschools" as part of a £75m shake-up in Rhondda Cynon Taf.

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Celebrate us, elite schools urge

Private schools should be celebrated rather than used as scapegoats, the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference is told.

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Memorial for stab death teacher

Tributes are paid to a teacher who was stabbed to death in her classroom, at a memorial service attended by about 1,200 people.

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Abuse at home 'as bad as Kincora'

Child sexual abuse at a Catholic-run children's home in County Down was equal to, if not worse, than the abuse at Kincora, an inquiry is told.

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Police CS spray 'armed' pupils

Police called to a disturbance at a school in Greenock use CS spray on two boys after they confronted officers with weapons.

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A-level languages to be 'fairer'

A-levels in modern foreign languages will be marked more fairly from next summer, the exams regulator, Ofqual, has pledged.

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More children pass phonics check

The controversial phonics check for six year olds is paying off, says the government, with more children meeting the expected standard.

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Teachers 'vital' in child protection

More than two-thirds of UK teachers have raised concerns about the safety and well-being of their pupils in the past year, a survey suggests.

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'Make parents join school story-time'

Parents should be made to attend school story-time, children's author Michael Rosen urges schools.

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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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How many Greek legends were really true?

How spartan were Spartans? Did the Trojans have a horse?

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Lessons in girl power in Ghana's schools

Talking to the chieftain about sexism

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Tackling taboo of education corruption

An international project wants to make it easier to find out about the scale of corruption in education.

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US online courses open up to Iran

A major US online university network says restrictions are to be partially lifted on providing online courses for students in Iran.

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Educate and tackle terror - Gillard

World leaders are to be asked for $3.5bn to support education in developing countries, which Julia Gillard says is a good investment.

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First-year students get free tablet

The University of East London is giving a free tablet computer to all its first-year students starting courses this term.

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Dawn French named uni chancellor

Comedian Dawn French is to become the new chancellor of Cornwall's Falmouth University.

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Skills boost for creative industries

A new generation of games designers, animators and visual effects artists is on its way after a training pledge from government and the creative industries.

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Prisoners' children 'also victims'

Prison visits are causing vulnerable children "long-lasting" distress, children's charity Barnardo's says.

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Low-level disruption 'hits learning'

Low-level, persistent disruptive behaviour in England's schools is affecting pupils' learning and damaging their life chances, inspectors warn.

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World leaders taught in UK education

Almost one in seven countries around the world has a prime minister or head of state who studied in a UK higher education institution, according to an analysis by the British Council.

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New education commissioner for city

Sir Mike Tomlinson is appointed education commissioner for Birmingham.

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Steep drop in graduate unemployment

Graduate unemployment in the UK has seen a big fall, the latest figures suggest.

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Adopted family can check medical past

Relatives of adopted people will have more rights to find out about their birth family, so they can find out information such as inherited medical conditions.

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Children 'failed in early years'

The future prospects of children in England are being hampered because society fails them in the early years, a leading health academic says.

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AUDIO: Classical challenge for Benedetti

The BBC is launching a campaign to get every child in the land familiar with a piece of classical music.

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VIDEO: Life as a disabled student

Campaigners say they fear that without help disabled students will be unable to cope with University life.

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VIDEO: Many Islamabad state schools closed

Weeks after the start of term, many state schools in the capital, Islamabad, are still closed, after being taken over by police drafted in to deal with ongoing political protests.

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AUDIO: Could 'marshmallow test' teach you?

The famous experiment in child psychology from the the 1960s which became known as the marshmallow test has been updated by the experiment's inventor, Walter Mischel.

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Does a five-year-old need to code?

Why teach five year olds to code?

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First Aid Kit harmonise with pupils

First Aid Kit lead singing workshop for state school pupils

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Oxford entry 'more transparent now'

Is there a more open application system now?

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Students react to referendum result

School Report hears young people's reaction to referendum

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Africa's first education tablet

How Africa's first education tablet computer was created

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University places information gap

What results do students really need to get into a university course?

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