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A-levels and GCSE subjects culled

Ofqual sets out the range of A-levels and GCSEs that will no longer be taught amid moves to toughen examinations in England.

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Many young pupils 'can't communicate'

A study suggests too many children in England are starting school unable to communicate well enough or control their behaviour.

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Homeless children at six-year high

The number of children living in temporary accommodation in England is at a six-year high, according to official figures.

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Schools 'facing big budget cuts'

Schools in England will have less to spend per pupil over the next five years, no matter who wins the election, according to analysis by the Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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Grooming bans 'could stop sex abuse'

Councils in England and Wales want new powers to combat men suspected of grooming children for sex, by using Asbo-style preventative measures.

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Uni offers UK's first Urdu degree

Manchester Metropolitan University becomes the UK's first higher education institute to offer students a degree course in Urdu.

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Modern languages 'could be lost'

A range of modern languages vital to the UK's economic future could be lost from schools in England, warns Labour.

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Children's mental-health windfall

Groups offering mental-health support to children and young people are to receive a multi-million-pound funding boost from April, the government announces.

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Holiday ban hits poor, says union

Strict new rules on taking pupils out of school in term time risk making family holidays a middle-class preserve, a teachers' union has warned.

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Colleges fear for adult education

Adult education and training in England "will not exist by 2020" if the government continues its "swathe of cuts", the Association of Colleges has warned.

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University in regulation 'breach'

The University of Buckingham breached its own regulations in an investigation into possible plagiarism, an independent inquiry has found.

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RE teacher training drive launched

A new campaign - backed by bursaries - to attract more graduates into careers as Religious Education teachers has been launched.

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'Trojan Horse' schools 'improving'

Improvements are being made at three schools in Birmingham school at the centre of the so-called Trojan Horse plot, inspectors find.

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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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Thierry Henry shocks Merthyr pupils

Pupils at Pen-y-Dre High School are in shock after the French striker turned up to present a sports award to a pupil.

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Isaac Newton royal medal discovery

A student at Oxford University has found that a coronation medal was personally designed by Isaac Newton and includes a political message.

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VIDEO: Music transforms children's lives

Classical music is transforming children's lives in a Tyneside's inner city areas as part of an innovative project at Sage Gateshead.

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VIDEO: Inside the BBC on School Report day

The BBC News Channel takes a look at the highlights of BBC News School Report Day across the BBC.

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VIDEO: Students go social media cold turkey

Students from Haggerston School in Hackney gave up their social media accounts for a week for BBC News School Report.

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VIDEO: Kevin Kilbane meets Sam and Ben

Match of the Day summariser Kevin Kilbane went to meet aspiring pundits Sam and Ben from Lancasterian School in Manchester.

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Tackling Japan's 'depressed' youth

Young jobseekers 'cautious and pessimistic'

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'Give children time to really learn'

Branwen Jeffreys on a campaign to let children learn to think

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MOTD makes difference for SEN pupils

How talking football boosts pupils' confidence

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Academy chains v local authorities

Academies may not be better at school improvement

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The world's wettest classroom

BBC School Reporters take to the water

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Five research papers that revolutionised health

Five pieces of scientific research that changed medicine.

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