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Primary places revealed amid squeeze

A teachers' leader says there is a growing crisis over places at primary schools as parents discover which their children will attend.

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New teachers 'can't risk mortgages'

A teaching union leader says young teachers are shying away from taking out mortgages because of uncertainty over their future earnings.

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Examiners may consider Ramadan fast

Exam boards are urged to consider Muslim students on Ramadan fasts in the way they schedule summer examinations.

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Teachers urged to watch for FGM

A teachers' union hears that school staff should check families' holiday plans for clues to female genital mutilation.

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Bullying 'impacting' school grades

A report has found around a quarter of bullied students felt it was causing their grades to slip.

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Ex-Met boss heads 'Islam plot' probe

An ex-counter-terrorism chief will lead an inquiry into an alleged Islamist takeover plot of schools - an appointment deemed "desperately unfortunate".

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Pupils are 'addicted to tablets'

Young children can swipe a computer screen but do not have the fine motor skills to play with building blocks, teachers warn.

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Parents 'baffled by Inset days'

Parents are often baffled as to why schools in England close for in-service training days , or 'Inset' days, Shadow Education Secretary Tristram Hunt says.

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Schools corporate greed warning

England's education system is being "destroyed through corporate greed", teachers claim.

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Police ‘not listening’, teachers told

The father of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence claims police are "still not listening" about how to build bridges with the black community.

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Families 'have less time together'

Family life is increasingly under strain because many parents have to put work commitments before their children, a survey of teachers finds.

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25 schools probed over 'Islam plot'

An investigation into an alleged hard-line Islamist takeover plot of Birmingham schools has widened with 25 schools now under the spotlight.

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Laws calls for 'education stability'

A "significant period of stability" in schools should follow wide-ranging changes to policy under the coalition government, Schools Minister David Laws says.

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Ofsted is 'broken', teachers claim

Teachers accuse England's education watchdog of being broken and not fit for purpose, and call for a charter governing school inspections.

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DNA tests at French school over rape

French police investigating a rape collect DNA from more than 500 male students and staff at a school in La Rochelle, in an unprecedented step.

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Graduate starting pay 'falling'

Starting salaries for graduate jobs, even in the best-paid fields of medicine and dentistry, have fallen 11% in five years, research suggests

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Teachers report mental health fears

Teachers are increasingly experiencing mental health problems as a result of the pressures of their job, a survey suggests.

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Parents 'asked for text book cash'

Many parents are being asked to make voluntary contributions to the cost of text or revision books, a survey suggests.

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Instant e-libraries for Myanmar universities

Myanmar universities open up with e-libraries

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Looking for the next cyber-police

With the threat of cyber-attacks rising, universities will need to train more cyber-security experts.

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African sunshine powers school computers

A mobile solar power classroom brings computers to rural schools in Uganda

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Where the only rule is 'be cool'

The code club where the only rule is 'be cool'

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Textbooks replaced by iTunes U downloads

Is it time to download the homework?

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Education faces 10,000 violent attacks

An international report warns of the systematic use of violence against schools and universities.

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Can history textbooks make peace?

Could a common history book help to soothe past and present tensions?

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China's tough lessons in resilience

China's lessons in resilience for rural poor

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The 70-year wait for primary school

There are still 57 million children who never have a first day at school and it will take decades to create places, says Unesco.

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New York taxes rich to teach young

From New York to California, there are US campaigns to tackle the early education gap

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'Grunting teens need speech classes'

A former speech-writer to Tony Blair says schools need to do more to help teenagers improve their communication skills.

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Class bears 'prompt parent rivalry'

Classroom teddy bears that go home to stay with pupils for the weekend are prompting new levels of competitive parenting, the TES says.

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More 'Islam plot' schools inspected

Fifteen schools in Birmingham are now being inspected after allegations of an "Islamic takeover plot", the Department for Education (DfE) confirms.

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Highest ever number of school staff

The number of teachers, assistants and support staff working in state schools in England has risen to a record level of 1.3 million people.

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Immigration talk 'deters students'

"Overblown rhetoric" on efforts to bring down immigration has contributed to a drop in students doing technology, engineering and maths courses at UK universities, peers say.

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Students 'to repay debts into 50s'

Most students will still be paying back university loans in their 40s and 50s, and many will never clear the debt, Sutton Trust research finds.

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Children cared for 'too far away'

Children in council care are "too often" being housed long distances away from their family and community, Ofsted concludes

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Parenting scheme a 'flop' - Labour

Labour dubs a government parenting class scheme a "flop" after just 4% of eligible parents in the pilot areas sign up to it.

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VIDEO: Ex-terror chief heads 'Trojan horse' probe

An inquiry into allegations of a hard-line Islamist plot to take over 25 Birmingham schools is to be lead by the Met's former national head of counter terrorism, it has been announced.

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VIDEO: 'Lack of vision' in Welsh education

Schools in Wales are struggling to improve and suffer from a lack of a long-term vision, according to a review.

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AUDIO: MP: Financial error due to dyslexia

A Conservative MP has claimed her dyslexia was one of the reasons she failed to register £28,000 in donations.

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VIDEO: Parents 'asked to pay for text books'

Parents are being asked to help schools pay for pens, paper and books, as well as school trips, according to a poll by the Association of Teachers and Lecturers.

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Exhuming remains at Florida school

Who was buried behind a boys' school in Florida?

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Extremism in Birmingham schools?

Investigating claims of Islamic "takeovers" of schools

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The irresistible urge for students to talk

The irresistible urge for online students to talk

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Why is education never an emergency?

Why is education never an emergency?

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Science does theatre with a bang

Can a play teach science and be exciting at the same time?

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When little voices take to a big stage

The magic of the big music stage for children

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Beyond exams: Testing pupils' skills

The schools assessing pupils' other talents

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