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Competitive sport 'puts off pupils'

The majority of children would be happy to see the competitive element removed from school sport, a survey suggests.

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New Family Court comes into being

A new single Family Court comes into being in England and Wales as ministers pledge to put the welfare of children at the centre of the justice system.

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Teachers vote for strike in June

National Union of Teachers' conference votes for a summer-term strike over pay and workload.

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Boycott call for early years tests

The National Union of Teachers has moved nearer a boycott of assessment checks for four year olds.

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Three Scots universities leave CBI

Three Scottish universities become the latest organisations to quit the CBI over its stance in the Scottish independence referendum debate.

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Teachers angry at online insults

Online social media is being misused to insult, intimidate and smear staff in schools, says a teachers' union.

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Wilshaw takes charge of Trojan Horse

Ofsted chief Sir Michael Wilshaw is to take personal charge of the watchdog's investigation into claims that a number of schools in Birmingham have been taken over by Muslim hardliners.

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Teachers' election year strike threat

The NASUWT teachers' union warns of industrial action in the run up to next year's general election.

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Menopause 'worse' in too warm schools

High temperatures, poor ventilation and lack of drinking water in schools make the menopause particularly tough for teachers, the NUT has heard.

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Teachers warn of CCTV intrusion

Teachers are warning that CCTV safety cameras are being misused by senior staff as a way of spying on lessons.

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Teachers put strike vote on hold

The NUT conference rejects calls for a four-day autumn strike, but could still press for a summer classroom walk-out

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Hunt warns against schools extremism

Labour's Tristram Hunt has told teachers in Birmingham that there is no place for "cultural or gender segregation" in schools.

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Teachers demand qualified status

Teachers' union conferences are demanding that schools in England should only employ qualified teachers.

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Bullied children still suffer at 50

Children can experience the negative effects of bullying on their physical and mental health more than 40 years later, says a study from King's College London.

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Teachers to debate summer strike

The NUT conference is to hear calls for a one-day strike in the summer term and a campaign of industrial action over pay and workload.

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Nigeria schoolgirls 'still missing'

Nigeria's military rows back on an earlier statement that most of the teenage girls abducted by suspected Islamist militants had been freed.

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Women held in school fraud inquiry

Four women are arrested in connection with an ongoing fraud investigation at a Birmingham school.

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The irresistible urge for students to talk

The irresistible urge for online students to talk

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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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'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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Examiners may consider Ramadan fast

Exam boards are urged to consider how Ramadan fasting affects Muslim students during summer examinations.

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University marking ban 'on hold'

Academics have agreed to postpone a planned marking boycott after employers made a new pay offer.

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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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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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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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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: Schools improving maths with snooker

Snooker World Champion Steve Davis is taking his love of the sport into schools in the hope of improving students' maths skills.

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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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AUDIO: Bullied children still suffer at 50

Being bullied as a child can have consequences that last into people's fifties, research suggests.

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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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Exam pressure: A tutor's eye view

Enter the world of the super-tutor

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What hours do teachers really work?

What hours do teachers really work?

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It's getting mighty crowded

Parents face a tough time getting a primary school place

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How 3D is changing the shape of lessons

How 3D printing is changing the shape of learning

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What's happening to Scotland's exams?

What's so different about the new National 4 and 5 qualifications?

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Extremism in Birmingham schools?

Investigating claims of Islamic "takeovers" of schools

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