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The Department for Education has shelved plans for a code of practice for some religious schools which operate outside of mainstream education, the BBC learns.
Graduates should pay their university a proportion of their future earnings rather than taking out loans, a report by a free-market think tank suggests.
A whistleblower tells the BBC hundreds of people at risk of sexual exploitation in Sheffield were let down by police.
Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has publicly contradicted the head of Ofsted over whether the watchdog has the right to inspect academy chains.
Roman gladiators had a diet that was mostly vegetarian, according to an analysis of bones from a graveyard where the fighters were buried.
Pupils at a secondary school closed by a fire, are using online lessons in what is being claimed as the UK's biggest virtual school experiment.
Teachers in England are being asked to examine how they spend their working day, as Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg vows to cut down on "pointless paperwork".
Research suggests the educational benefits of free nursery places in England are not lasting.
A cover-up led to Ofsted escaping blame for its part in the Baby P scandal, according to a BBC documentary.
Schools and nurseries need to step in to tackle the worrying trend of tooth decay in children, says the advisory body, NICE.
The number of complaints about GCSE and A-level marking rose sharply this year, with a fifth of challenges leading to grade changes, says Ofqual.
Teenagers who are regular cannabis users are "impairing" their educational ability - but moderate use does not harm intelligence, say researchers.
Schools across the UK are being sent teaching resources on Ebola, by the charity Action Aid, to help develop a better understanding of the disease.
The UK risks being "permanently divided" between rich and poor unless more is done to boost social mobility, says Alan Milburn, the government's anti-poverty tsar.
The Boarding Schools Association has issued guidance on Ebola after some heads asked how to deal with students returning from affected countries.
Extra funding designed to boost sport in primary schools could be used to tackle childhood obesity, says Ofsted.
Groups offering mental health support to children and young people will be able to apply for government top-up grants, say ministers.
Google has revealed the most popular searches when people around the world are looking for university information.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is in first place in the latest league table of the world's best universities.
There will be a much wider sample of Chinese pupils taking part in the next round of the international Pisa tests, says the OECD.
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.
An international project wants to make it easier to find out about the scale of corruption in education.
Increasing numbers of men are facing loneliness and isolation in their old age, suggests research.
An exclusive survey for Newsbeat reveals teenagers' attitudes to social media, with a third meeting online-only "friends".
Inspectors failed almost a third of further education colleges offering higher education courses that were checked this year.
Two Strathclyde University students diagnosed with meningitis are said to be stable and showing signs of recovery in hospital.
Students at some universities are having to share single rooms, the BBC has learned.
Five-year-old boys lag behind girls in reading, writing and maths, official statistics suggest.
Banning the internet or filtering content may not be the best way to keep children safe online, research suggests.
A children's charity says the emotional needs of those in care should be prioritised but are often unmet.
A new report claims that the government will fail to meet its child poverty reduction targets by 2020.
On a visit to a school in Somerset, Sir Ian McKellen reprises his role of Gandalf the wizard to offer pupils an exam tip.
Teachers should take a public oath committing themselves to the values of their profession, suggests Labour's Tristram Hunt.
The Headteacher at St Simon's Catholic Primary School blames "misguided hysteria" about Ebola for the cancellation of a visit by a boy from Sierra Leone.
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