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More school grades dip amid changes

The number of state secondary schools in England considered to be underperforming more than doubles in a year.

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'Counter-extremism' boost in schools

Tackling the threat of extremism in England's schools is to be made a higher priority, says Education Secretary Nicky Morgan.

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Colour-coded school ratings revealed

Parents can find out how their children's schools are performing with results of a new colour-coded ratings system being revealed.

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League tables branded a 'nonsense'

Scores of England's top private schools are expecting to be at the bottom of the secondary school league tables, following confusion over International GCSEs.

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Staff shortage at Trojan schools

Schools at the centre of the Trojan Horse allegations in Birmingham are struggling to recruit staff, the Chief Inspector of Schools has told MPs.

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'No top university' for many schools

Hundreds of schools and colleges in England do not send any students on to the UK's top universities, data shows.

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Norfolk schools inspections 'fair'

There is no evidence that three Norfolk academies had unfair advance notice of Ofsted inspections, an independent review has concluded.

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'No proof' academies raise standards

There is no clear evidence to show that "academies raise standards overall", says a report from the Education Select Committee into England's school system.

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Graduate jobs 'benefit school-leavers'

Leading firms will offer school-leavers more opportunities as the graduate jobs market picks up, a survey suggests.

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University seeking 'eureka' dean

The University of Bristol is inviting applicants for the brand new post of 'associate dean of eureka moments'.

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More private students get state loans

Taxpayers financing £675m in loans to students at private colleges, new figures reveal

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Primary school standards 'decline'

The standards of primary schools inspected in Wales declined in 2014 compared to previous years, according to education watchdog Estyn.

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Families hit by cuts, report says

Families with young children and poorer households have been worst affected by government changes to tax and benefits, according to a new report.

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Siblings in care 'forced apart'

Over a third of children in care who have siblings are having to live apart from any of them, suggests research by a children's charity.

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£2.9bn child support 'uncollectable'

Billions of pounds owed in child maintenance may never be recovered, government accounts show - though ministers say the debts are not "forgotten".

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Ofsted to inspect academy chains

Ofsted is to be allowed to inspect but not judge academy chains, Education Nicky Morgan has said.

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Schools to test-run new maths GCSEs

Schools in England are being asked to put pupils through extra mock maths exams after concerns were raised over the new maths GCSE.

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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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The university built to defend democracy

The university built to fight for democracy

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Power behind Qatar's global lessons

The royal power behind Qatar's obsession with education

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US targets debts for dead-end degrees

Can US colleges show their courses are value for money?

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Where do billionaires go to university?

Where do the super-rich go to university?

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Debt campaigners tear up student loans

An activist group in the US is buying and then cancelling student debt

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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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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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Masked tutors 'boost nurse training'

Nursing tutors at the University of Surrey are planning to make themselves unrecognisable in a bid to boost students' bedside skills.

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Computer time is 'parents' bribe'

Parents are using access to computers as a way of controlling their children's behaviour, according to a study of modern childhood.

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Can Labour pay for university fee cut?

Labour leader Ed Miliband favours cutting the maximum university fees for students from £9,000 to £6,000, the BBC understands.

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Ofsted defends free school inspectors

Ofsted says it has found no evidence its inspectors acted inappropriately during visits to two free schools which were subsequently placed in special measures.

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New imaging centre at university

A new "cutting-edge" £8m microscopic imaging facility is opened at Dundee University with the goal of advancing research.

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'Poor boys fare worse in rich areas'

The behaviour of boys from poor families is worse when they grow up alongside wealthier neighbours, suggests research.

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'Fight segregation' - French PM Valls

France has tolerated "ghettoisation" in its deprived suburban schools for too long, Prime Minister Manuel Valls says.

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Child protection checks 'blinkered'

Ofsted needs a broader approach to inspecting child protection services, say council leaders.

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VIDEO: Academies: The pupils' view

Petchey Academy pupils and the school's principal explain how they think the school has changed since becoming an academy.

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VIDEO: Should spelling be simplified?

The English Spelling Society is drawing up a list of proposals to make it easier for children to learn to spell, including removing silent letters.

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VIDEO: Is this the world's oldest pupil?

Ninety-year-old Kenyan student Priscilla Sitienei says she wants to inspire children, especially girls, to get an education.

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VIDEO: No proof academies work, say MPs

There is no evidence to prove the government's flagship academies programme has raised standards for all schoolchildren, according to a cross-party group of MPs.

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Apps let parents 'spy' on their kids

Apps that allow parents to 'spy' on their kids

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Transforming a struggling school

How one head turned a school's performance around

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Last witnesses of the Holocaust

Holocaust survivors hand on their stories to school pupils

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Trying to prevent radicalisation with humour

Can this man stop young people becoming radicals?

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The man with 26 million students

The man teaching 26 million students to code

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