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Record numbers of students entered university this year, but the gender gap has never been wider, according to annual admission figures.
Education Secretary Nicky Morgan is criticised by the UK Statistics Authority over her use of statistics.
Scotland's children's minister becomes the first member of the Holyrood government to take maternity leave.
The government is "working on a solution" to avoid a drop in school funding for the poorest pupils because all England's infants now get free meals.
Half of younger primary school children in Wales are still hungry some or all of the time after eating their school meal, the children's commissioner says
A major analysis of research quality, which will decide £2bn annual funding, suggests that London universities could soon "eclipse" Oxford and Cambridge.
An extra 1.3 million pupils in England, 85% of infant children, are eating a free school lunch, the government says.
A study suggests boys are being held back by their reluctance to write outside school.
Children from Roma backgrounds in England's schools must be better supported to learn and achieve, a report by the watchdog Ofsted says.
Funerals are being held in Peshawar after Pakistan's deadliest Taliban attack left 132 children and nine staff dead at a school.
Children are ending up sleeping rough because local authorities are failing in their duty to protect them, says a charity.
There is a large drop in the number of appeals to the Scottish exams agency after a major change to the system.
Pupils in Wales should start studying their maths GCSEs courses a year earlier than they do now, according to the head of the largest exam board in Wales.
Pupils from poorer backgrounds will be helped to pursue interests outside of school hours in a new scheme.
There has been a steep rise in the number of GCSE and A-Level grades changed after schools challenged the results.
Primary school performance data show that England's poorest pupils are catching up with their wealthier peers after intense efforts to raise standards.
Education Secretary Nicky Morgan is wrong-footed by a 10-year-old interviewer armed with a secondary school maths question.
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Every school system should be required to teach respect for other religions, says Tony Blair
Google has revealed the most popular searches when people around the world are looking for university information.
A school in south Wales is to feature in Channel 4's Educating documentary series.
A parenting website suggests that the traditional school nativity play is being replaced by versions without religious characters.
The government's electronic monitoring agency GCHQ hopes to target future cyber sleuths as it launches its first app.
An international comparison shows that teenagers in the UK, particularly from wealthier families, spend more time on homework than many European countries
An independent college to maintain professional standards for teachers in England is to be created.
Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai and Indian child rights campaigner Kailash Satyarthi receive the Nobel Peace Prize awards in Oslo.
An income squeeze, benefit delays and high utility bills are blamed by a cross-party committee of MPs for a rise in hunger in the UK.
People who view child sex abuse online should get medical help - not prison sentences - a senior police officer says.
Family spending rose to £517.30 a week last year - but remains below pre-crisis levels when inflation is taken into account, official figures show.
Official statistics suggest UK teenagers argue more with their mothers than their fathers but also confide in them more.
The BBC's Alex Forsyth investigates whether free school meals for infant pupils in England has had an impact on the pupil premium funding.
New schools, care homes and hospitals should not be built next to busy roads because of the dangers of air pollution, according to a group of MPs.
Changes to voter registration introduced this year in England, Scotland and Wales may leave many students in a position where they are not registered to vote, BBC research shows.
Maths and science should be the priority for England's schools, Prime Minister David Cameron has said.
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