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Pupils sent to Sikh school in shortage

More than 20 pupils have been allocated to a Sikh-ethos free school in Leeds that they did not choose, amid a squeeze on places.

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Railway rules thwart student adverts

Student posters calling MPs who broke their 2010 tuition fee promise "liars" have been removed from railway stations in England.

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Exam board investigates question leak

A UK exam board says some overseas students taking an IGCSE exam last week knew in advance what questions they would face.

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Drugs seized from hundreds of pupils

Hundreds of schoolchildren, among them a pupil of only eight, have been caught with drugs on school premises, new figures reveal.

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Labour: unqualified teachers must go

Labour would fire unqualified teachers if they are not working towards qualification by 2020, shadow education secretary Tristram Hunt says.

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Warning on loss of part-time students

The fall in part-time students in the UK means lost opportunities for individuals and the economy, the new head of the Open University warns.

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Apprenticeship scheme's £144m boost

£144m will be spent on 52,000 apprenticeships across Wales over the next four years, the first minister announces.

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Morgan backs Polish language A-levels

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan tells exam boards to reverse their decision not to offer A-levels and GCSEs in minority languages such as Polish and Bengali.

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Strike over university sackings

Up to 700 staff at University of Salford are expected to go on strike on Thursday in support of two sacked colleagues.

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School starting age change delayed

A proposal to introduce flexibility in the age at which children start primary school in Northern Ireland is postponed by the education minister.

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Niger schools shut over meningitis

All schools in and around Niger's capital, Niamey, are to stay shut until Monday because of a meningitis outbreak that has killed 85 people this year.

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'Record numbers' use food banks

A "record number" of people received aid from UK food banks in the last year, a charity says.

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School rugby plan 'too dangerous'

A government drive to increase participation in rugby within English schools is ill-conceived and risks children getting hurt, doctors warn.

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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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Students offered lessons on drag art

A university is offering classes on the art of drag to drama and dance undergraduates.

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Girls find edge-of-space balloon

Pictures from a camera sent to the edge of space on a balloon and found by two girls are published.

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VIDEO: Doing the sums on school funding

Education is a key priority for many people ahead of the general election, but the issue has not featured prominently on the campaign trail so far.

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VIDEO: Do education spending promises add up?

The biggest Westminster parties have now all set out their plans for funding education in England after the general election.

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VIDEO: Cheating teachers jailed for 7 years

A group of former teachers and school administrators in Atlanta, Georgia are jailed for up to seven years for their involvement in a test cheating scandal.

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VIDEO: India schools: Good but could do better

India is making massive progress in getting all its children into school, but there are still weaknesses in the education system, a new report says.

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'It's not just about performing'

Top women in the arts offer advice to girls

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The tech that rocks the cradle

Tech entrepreneurs develop baby apps

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The anxious scramble to get a school place

Rising demand puts pressure on primary schools

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Singapore's mind-bending maths quiz

Logic problem for teenagers has stumped the world

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What are the most popular degree courses?

What are the most popular degree courses?

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Why can’t the world keep its promises?

Why can’t the world keep its promises?

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