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University application levels have increased among all groups, but ethnic minority pupils are the most likely to seek places.
Smoking, drinking and drug use among secondary school pupils have more than halved over the past 10 years, figures show.
The New York Times reports that US Senator John Walsh duplicated numerous passages in his 2007 Army War College master's thesis. The news could hamper Democratic hopes of keeping control of the Senate.
Schools in England could be allowed to offer priority places to the poorest children in their area under proposals put forward by the government.
The council-commissioned review into the so-called Trojan Horse allegations "ought to be reviewed itself", teachers say.
Ethnic minority students are less likely to receive offers from UK universities than their white British peers, research suggests.
Young couples who send explicit pictures of each other are threatened with prosecution under child sex laws.
Nicky Morgan, the new education secretary, warns of evidence of intolerance in schools as the government's Trojan horse report is published.
There are so many problems and incorrect forecasts in the student loan system that there needs to be a complete review, says a report from MPs.
Music education for children in England is to receive an £18m boost in funding, the Department for Education says.
There has been a significant increase in the number of graduate vacancies in the UK but many employers are struggling to fill posts, a poll says.
Extra training is to be given to teachers, doctors and social workers to help them to identify and assist girls at risk of female genital mutilation.
The European Commission has responded to criticism of its billion-euro Human Brain Project, declaring confidence that objections will be satisfied.
A leaked report into the alleged "Trojan Horse" schools plot in Birmingham finds an agenda to introduce an "aggressive Islamist ethos" into some schools.
A think tank says teachers are being marked down by Ofsted for using traditional "chalk and talk" teaching methods.
Conferences are part and parcel of academic life - and there are plenty of ways in which they can be extremely irritating.
China and India have record numbers of graduates. But what happens if they cannot find jobs?
An international survey by the OECD shows a widespread pattern of teachers feeling a lack of respect for their profession.
An international project wants to make it easier to find out about the scale of corruption in education.
School summer holidays have begun in parts of Europe - but do they lose out on results?
A major US online university network says restrictions are to be partially lifted on providing online courses for students in Iran.
World leaders are to be asked for $3.5bn to support education in developing countries, which Julia Gillard says is a good investment.
A feeling of nostalgia makes people part with money more easily, according to academics studying patterns of consumer behaviour.
Obese women may have a "food learning impairment" that could explain their attitude to food, research from Yale School of Medicine suggests.
A teacher who was cleared of sexually assaulting a pupil but then sacked by his school wins a claim for unfair dismissal.
Official figures show the number of pupils in England's schools is expected to reach its highest level in almost half a century.
The chairman of governors at Carlton Bolling College in Bradford hits back after an Ofsted report said pupils were not being protected from the risks of extremism.
Graduation ceremony photographers are offering to digitally alter pictures to make students look slimmer and have whiter teeth.
Young adults leaving the care system in England should be provided with regulated accommodation and not placed in bed and breakfasts, say MPs.
"Morning people", who are more alert early in the day, are more likely to cheat and behave unethically in the night hours, researchers claim.
Obesity in children in Northern Ireland is on the rise and needs to be tackled, according to a Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health survey.
Most 11- to 16-year-olds in England and Wales are not expecting life to be better for them than it was for their parents, research suggests.
BBC Click's Spencer Kelly goes behind the scenes of the TV programme The Secret Lives of Students.
Teenagers who send explicit pictures of each other could be threatened with prosecution, a police officer warns.
Mistakes were made by Birmingham City Council when dealing with allegations of an alleged plot by hardline Muslims to gain control of schools, its chief executive has said.
PE provision for children with disabilities in mainstream schools is lacking and could damage Britain's Paralympic prospects in the future, according to a survey carried out by the Youth Sport Trust.
How spartan were Spartans? Did the Trojans have a horse?
Do four-year-olds need a graduation ceremony?