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Extra screen time 'hits GCSE grades'

An extra hour of television, internet or computer game time in Year 10 is linked with poorer grades at GCSE, Cambridge University research suggests.

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Controlling parents 'harm wellbeing'

Adults who were psychologically controlled as children by their parents are more likely to have poor mental health, research suggests.

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Science and maths 'vital for adults'

Adults who lack basic science and maths skills risk being "bamboozled" and making bad decisions, according to a leading scientist.

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Mid-East wars 'hit 13m schoolchildren'

The UN says conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa are depriving more than 13 million children of an education.

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Privacy fears over children's data

The Information Commissioner is warning about a lack of control over websites gathering and sharing children's personal data

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Schools 'demand money from parents'

At least 100 schools in England are pressuring parents or demanding they donate money, potentially in breach of the law, research suggests.

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Boy's naked selfie recorded as crime

A 14-year-old boy who sent a naked photo of himself to a girl at school has had a crime of making and distributing indecent images recorded against him, the BBC learns.

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Cameron launches wave of free schools

David Cameron is announcing the latest wave of free schools in England, as a step towards his manifesto pledge of 500 more over the next five years.

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London school places crisis worsens

Pupils in London face a growing funding gap, with the school-age population forecast to rise by 12% in five years, suggests a report.

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Higher fees 'cut drop-out rate'

University drop-out rates fell sharply when tuition fees were increased, according to researchers.

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Student complaints scheme widened

From this term, many more students in England and Wales will have recourse to an independent complaints body when things go wrong.

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Sturgeon unveils tests plan for schools

A new system of national testing is to be introduced in Scotland's primary schools, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced.

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Stanford to open entrepreneur course in London

Silicon Valley's Stanford University to start teaching in London

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Emergency plan to help teach Syria's refugees

Emergency plan to help teach Syria's refugees

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University feeds 270,000 taking refuge from Boko Haram

A university in Nigeria is trying to help a rising tide of people displaced by Boko Haram violence.

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South Sudan's struggle for schools hit by abductions

Pupils preparing for exams are abducted, as South Sudan tries to re-open schools

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Can Lithuania turn brain drain into brain gain?

Can Lithuania reverse loss of young and talented?

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Seven big myths about improving schools

Seven big myths about why some countries are good at education

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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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Could time travel really take place?

Universities examine whether time travel is really possible

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Ad watchdog rebukes Moshi Monsters

The ASA rule that both Moshi Monsters and Bin Weevils broke its advertising code by pressuring children into making in-game purchases.

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Students' video plea to Taylor Swift

Oxford University's debating society releases a mash-up video of past speakers reciting Taylor Swift's Shake it Off, in an effort to lure her to the city to give a talk.

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VIDEO: New tests for Scotland's schools

Nicola Sturgeon outlines plans for new pupil assessments aimed at improving attainment in Scotland's schools.

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VIDEO: Celebrating books in Mogadishu

Somalia is holding its first international literary festival in the capital Mogadishu.

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VIDEO: The dangers of loneliness as a parent

A quarter of British parents feel lonely and isolated, according to a survey by the charity Action for Children.

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VIDEO: 'School not a good experience for me'

School pupils in England are among the unhappiest in the world, according to a report by The Children's Society, as Sarah Ransome reports.

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Welsh rethink puts RE under microscope

Welsh rethink puts RE under microscope

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How Germany abolished tuition fees

Does scrapping fees mean German universities lack funding?

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Are Pakistan’s female medical students to be doctors or wives?

Why a 'quota' for female medical students is causing controversy

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The school places police

The investigators hunting school admissions cheats

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The great balancing act of GCSE results

What did the results envelope reveal?

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Head teachers also face results day nerves

Why nerves of exam results day are also felt by school chiefs

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