Latest education news
From BBC News
The Public Accounts Committee calls for more effective support for two million disadvantaged school pupils.
Religious supplementary schools in England that teach children intolerance will be investigated and closed down, Prime Minister David Cameron says.
Young people often lack the chance to help in their local communities as volunteers, suggests research for the Scout Association.
The Scottish government replaces the entire board at Glasgow Clyde College following "repeated incidences of failure relating to governance".
A Wrexham teacher convicted of making her own Doctor Who merchandise and selling it on eBay is reprimanded at a disciplinary hearing.
Pupils should be prepared for a world that could see them taking up 40 different jobs before reaching the age of 100, a futurologist says.
An over-reliance on using computers and search engines is weakening people's memories, according to a study.
Parents in England are to be given the right to request that schools provide childcare for the full working day during term-time and in the holidays, says Education Secretary Nicky Morgan.
A study finds many under-fives have their own tablet devices and are using them to watch YouTube.
Politicians risk throwing away "the jewel" of the UK's higher education system, warns Oxford University vice-chancellor Prof Andrew Hamilton.
The heads of leading independent schools say the exam-marking system for GCSEs and A-levels is "not fit for purpose".
Parents in England who refuse to pay fines after their children play truant will have their child benefit docked, David Cameron warns.
The Equality Commission says inequality in education has worsened in Northern Ireland since 2007
Teacher recruitment problems and a huge rise in pupil numbers will become "a perfect storm" for schools in England, a leading head teacher tells the Conservative conference.
Silicon Valley's Stanford University to start teaching in London
Emergency plan to help teach Syria's refugees
A university in Nigeria is trying to help a rising tide of people displaced by Boko Haram violence.
Pupils preparing for exams are abducted, as South Sudan tries to re-open schools
Can Lithuania reverse loss of young and talented?
Seven big myths about why some countries are good at education
A new university in Paris wants to create a "knowledge hub" competing with Silicon Valley.
Universities examine whether time travel is really possible
A group of New York inmates out debate Harvard University's team - the top-ranked club in the world.
Fragments of a Koran believed to be one of the oldest ever found go on public display in Birmingham.
Prime Minister David Cameron wants to crack down on truancy saying school attendance is "absolutely essential".
What may be the world's oldest fragments of the Koran have gone on display at the University of Birmingham.
A Stirling primary school has pioneered a scheme to ensure all of its pupils walk or run a mile every day.
Mark Tuffney, head of Lowther Primary in Barnes, says schools meals should be extended, not cut back.
A heads' view of how schools present themselves to parents
Violin star Nicola Benedetti gives teens a masterclass