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'Mediocre' schools intervention plan

A more rapid intervention for underperforming schools in England has been announced in the Queen's Speech.

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Measure to double free childcare

Access to free childcare for three-and-four-year-olds in England is to double to 30 hours a week under measures announced in the Queen's Speech.

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Muslims 'dehumanised' says Qatar royal

Sheikha Moza warns that Muslims are being "dehumanised" by the coverage of violent extremism in the Middle East.

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Wilshaw backs academy takeovers

Ofsted chief Sir Michael Wilshaw says head teachers of coasting schools should be replaced.

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UK nations 'have biggest skills gap'

UK nations have some of the biggest skills gaps between young people who are not in education, employment or training and those in work, suggests a study.

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Uni to divest from three fuel firms

Edinburgh University is to fully divest from three of the world's biggest fossil fuel producers within the next six months.

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New powers 'should fund education'

The Scottish Government is urged to commit to increasing the top rate of tax in Scotland to 50p to fund education.

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Poster family warns over stock images

A family whose image was used in a poster campaign by the group opposing gay marriage in the Republic of Ireland say they were "naive" about stock photography websites.

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Dyslexia 'not linked to eyesight'

There are no differences in the eyesight of dyslexics and non-dyslexics, say researchers

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Adoption services 'should be merged'

Councils in England could be forced to merge their services to speed up adoption rates, under new government powers to be announced next week.

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Cash squeeze at children's centres

Support for vulnerable children in England is at risk as funding ebbs away, analysis by Barnardo's suggests.

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Alternative to adoption on the rise

The number of babies subject to special guardianship orders in England has tripled in two years, according to data obtained by the BBC - while adoption rates have been falling.

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Free school expansion plans launched

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan begins the process of creating more free schools, which she describes as "engines of social justice".

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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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Dogs help relieve vets' exam stress

Stressed trainee vets have taken a break from learning about animal health and invited in a team of dogs to help them cope with exam revision.

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Pi and a pint of science experiments

UK scientists take science lectures to the pub in the Pint of Science festival in 12 cities across the country.

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VIDEO: My cerebral palsy story - in animation

Bristol schoolgirl Tegan, 14, creates animation to help her friends understand her differences.

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VIDEO: Why campaigners are giving toys disabilities

Toy Like Me campaigner Rebecca Atkinson explains why parents of children with disabilities want to see a new generation of toys bringing greater diversity to the playroom.

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VIDEO: School intervention plan set out

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan wants to introduce powers to force schools in England out of local authority control if they consistently underperform.

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VIDEO: Six-year-old computer whizz passes Microsoft exam

A six-year-old British boy has become the youngest person in the world to become a Microsoft Office Specialist.

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One school, four catchment areas

One school, four catchment areas. Is this a fairer system?

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Are erasers in school 'instruments of the devil'?

Should erasers be banned from classrooms?

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Nicky Morgan: Olive branches or burning bridges?

Olive branches or burning bridges for the new term?

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Is exam stress eased by small pigs?

Micropigs, screaming and ball pools soothe student nerves

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Benny Green - boy who reflected changing UK

The Grange Hill character who reflected a changing Britain.

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The school for children others excluded

The school for children others deemed too difficult

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