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The closure of the first failing free school has been ordered by the Department for Education, after inspectors found standards there unacceptably poor.
Downing Street has strongly condemned university leaders whose guidance endorsed voluntary segregation of men and women at guest events on campus.
The most vulnerable students will be hit hardest by plans to cut funding for 18-year-olds in full time education, say school and college leaders.
Controversial guidance on voluntary segregation of men and women at events at universities may need to be tested in court, says a university body.
Hundreds of primary schools in England fail to hit tougher literacy and numeracy targets brought in this year.
A school placed into special measures after Ofsted judged it as inadequate "remains in chaos", according to a new report.
Twenty secondary schools achieve the highest band rating - eight fewer than last year according to performance rankings.
Genetic influence explains almost 60% of the variation in GCSE exam results, twin studies suggest.
The latest rankings in secondary school performance in Wales are to be revealed but teaching unions are critical of the system.
National curriculum tests for 14-year-old in England's school should be reintroduced, says the chief inspector of schools Sir Michael Wilshaw.
Providing universal childcare could help more than 250,000 parents back to work, according to a report which also urges a shake-up of working-age benefits.
The number of parental child abduction cases has more than doubled in the last decade, new figures from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) suggest.
Sir Michael Wilshaw says the "battle against mediocrity" must improve schools in all parts of England.
Universities have been forced to extend deadlines because software used to catch plagiarism stopped working.
A group of more than 1,000 students marches across central London in a protest which has seen a police van attacked.
The public spending watchdog says England's flagship free school programme will cost at least three times the sum it was originally allocated.
The number of obese and overweight children in the final year of primary school in England has fallen for the first time in six years.
Students say they never took courses that an east London college's records show they achieved passes in, thus netting substantial funding from the government.
Political tensions surrounding the scrapping of the 11-plus are having a major impact on the welfare of pupils in Northern Ireland, a report has said.
The OECD's rankings of the world education systems are about to be published.
A service of medieval reburial has been reconstructed by academics, which will help to shape the ceremony for Richard III.
A US experiment is examining whether raising income improves the chances of poor children
Home schooling is illegal in Germany, but families who have moved to the US are not being allowed to claim asylum.
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Asia's 'tiger parents' paying a high price for children's future
Teachers in China are the most highly respected, in an international study comparing the status of teachers in 21 countries.
The tough struggle to modernise Kurdistan's education system
Harvard develops the next big thing for online learning. Is this the real deal?
The UK's biggest online university project is being launched, with a partnership of more than 20 universities offering free courses.
Syria's refugee crisis is also threatening to become a long-term education disaster.
A grandfather who served in World War Two has gained a PhD from Lancaster University a month after turning 90.
Primary pupils in Newcastle are running their own shop, selling gifts and Christmas cards they have designed, made and marketed themselves.
Boys are much more likely than girls to be influenced by how they are ranked by ability in school, research suggests.
People in Western countries complaining about the success of Chinese pupils in school tests have been attacked as bad losers, by the OECD's education expert, Andreas Schleicher.
Shetland Islands Council's education committee votes in favour of closing Scotland's smallest secondary school.
An MP calls for an end to what he sees as heavy handed crackdowns on student protests after a wave of university occupations.
Lack of a proper national policy to get UK children to do more exercise amounts to mass "child neglect", the British Journal of Sports Medicine says.
Children as young as 10 in Wales feel angry about "having to live in a sexist peer culture and society", researchers say.
As the National Audit Office reports on the cost of the free schools programme, Natalie Evans and Avis Gilmour debate the value of the free schools project.
Children discuss what they like to eat as it is revealed the number of obese and overweight pupils in the final year of primary school in England has fallen for the first time in six years
Justin Webb analyses the advice from Universities UK, that suggests segregated seating for male and female students would be acceptable in certain circumstances.
The average cost of a free school in England is more than double what the government had originally planned, according to the spending watchdog, the National Audit Office.
Long days for South Korea's high-performing school pupils