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'Volatile' GCSE results expected

Hundreds of thousands of pupils are receiving their GCSE grades, with warnings of "shocks in store" for some schools.

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Ofsted to probe tip-off claims

Ofsted is to investigate claims that schools in Norfolk were given advance notice of inspections.

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Uni boss faces sex harassment probe

Plymouth University's chairman of governors is to be investigated about claims of sexual harassment of female staff.

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Neglect 'left girl unable to walk'

A three-year old could not walk because agencies underestimated the impact of neglect by her parents who were later jailed, a report says.

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Calls to reinstate Trojan heads

Three head teachers who left schools in Birmingham involved in the alleged Trojan Horse plot should be reinstated or given compensation, a union says.

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Student in lifesaving heart finding

An 18-year-old student has made a scientific breakthrough that could help save the lives of black athletes with undiagnosed heart problems.

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Child's drawing 'predicts intellect'

A study suggests the way children draw at the age of four can be a predictor of intelligence 10 years later.

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Cancer girl mum in school absence row

The mother of a seven-year-old child who battled cancer is facing prosecution for not sending her to school.

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Labour: Oversized classes up 200%

The number of infant pupils taught in oversized classes has "spiralled by 200%" since 2010, says Labour.

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Clearing places 20,000 students

More than 20,000 students found degree places through the clearing system over the weekend, according to Ucas, the university admissions body.

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Woman held in police nursery inquiry

A 37-year-old woman is arrested and bailed by police in Wiltshire investigating a children's nursery which has been shut down by Ofsted.

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From death row to graduation ceremony

A maximum security prison in Kenya has been the unusual setting for a ceremony awarding a diploma from the University of London.

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Record high for university places

A record number of students have had their university places confirmed, figures from admissions body Ucas show.

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Fears over children making friends

A third of parents' main worry when their child starts school is that they won't make friends, research by charity Action for Children finds.

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A-levels dip as degree places rise

A-level results are slightly down this year, but there are more university places on offer than ever before.

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Head teachers plan own league tables

Head teachers say they will publish their own independent exam school league tables, bypassing any political involvement.

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University 'in crisis' after row

A rift at the heart of the Plymouth University boardroom leaves the university "in crisis", according to a confidential report.

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Shakespeare's Globe: Theatrical laboratory

The reconstructed Globe theatre is a living experiment for Shakespeare academics

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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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What makes a conference really irritating?

Conferences are part and parcel of academic life - and there are plenty of ways in which they can be extremely irritating.

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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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You mean you're not on holiday yet?

School summer holidays have begun in parts of Europe - but do they lose out on results?

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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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Yolo added to Oxford online dictionary

Yolo, an acronym for 'you only live once', is among the latest new words added to the Oxford online dictionary.

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Greece to drop 'eternal students'

Greece's new education minister wants to crack down on the problem of students who never graduate.

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Students 'failed' by pricey digs

University students in the UK are being "set up to fail" as paying for expensive accommodation leaves them with as little as £40 a week to live on, a leading charity warns.

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Russian dictators 'A-level choice'

A top 10 of A-level history options puts Russian dictators and US civil rights as the most widely studied topics

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Heads warn about Trojan overreaction

There are warnings that anti-extremism measures for schools in the wake of the Trojan Horse inquiries are rushed and could have unintended consequences.

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Welfare reforms 'must continue'

There are no current plans to slash the benefit cap or limit child-related benefits in big families, but reform must continue, Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith says.

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Families still 'struggling to cope'

People are still worried about rising living costs despite a growing economy, according to a survey.

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Ban B&Bs for care leavers, say MPs

Young adults leaving the care system in England should be provided with regulated accommodation and not placed in bed and breakfasts, say MPs.

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VIDEO: 'Trojan horse' principal on school return

A principal at an academy school in Birmingham, who resigned because she felt under undue pressure from governors, has given a statement after resuming her post.

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VIDEO: Living in Britain with no English

Newsnight's Jim Reed talks to English language learners to find out how hard it is to live in Britain if you do not speak the language.

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VIDEO: 'I am Malala' memoirs re-versioned

Malala Yousafzai's memoirs 'I am Malala' was originally released in 2013 has just been reversioned for young people. She speaks to BBC School Reporters in a Birmingham library

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AUDIO: What is 'big school' like?

Kidscape has told 5 live Breakfast that parents should be having conversations with their children to prepare them for secondary school.

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Best and worst excuses for GCSE pain

The best excuses to use when exam results don't make the grade

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Meeting the world's most famous girl

How we met Malala by School Reporters

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The real teachers inspired by Dead Poets Society

The real teachers inspired by Dead Poets Society

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Why are Steiner schools so controversial?

Newsnight's Chris Cook explains the Steiner school controversy

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A peculiar sort of debt

The true costs of running the student loan scheme

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Autism school's legacy lives on

The man who set up a free school in the 80s

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Do four-year-olds need a graduation ceremony?

Do four-year-olds need a graduation ceremony?

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