National tests bordering on ‘child abuse’ claims head

Emotional impact on children as young as six is a "price too high" says a primary school head teacher. *Featured images and content are taken...
Damian Hinds is new education secretary

Damian Hinds is new education secretary

Damian Hinds has been announced as England's education secretary in the prime minister's cabinet reshuffle.He will replace Justine Greening, who is leaving the government.Ms...

Theresa May attacks ‘vile’ online threats against women

Theresa May will tell the G7 summit that more must be done to stop online abuse of women. *Featured images and content are taken from...

University of Hull beats Oxbridge in equality ranking

Analysis puts Hull top and Cambridge bottom for a balanced intake of rich and poor students *Featured images and content are taken from the respective...
Iran bans English from being taught in primary schools

Iran bans English from being taught in primary schools

Iran has banned teaching the English language in primary schools, calling the subject a "cultural invasion".The education ministry "envisages strengthening Persian language skills and...

UK’s largest Lego event under way in Glasgow

A 200,000-brick elephant is one of the centrepieces of Bricklive, billed as the UK's largest Lego convention, in Glasgow. *Featured images and content are taken...

New Year Honours: Knighthood for adult education pioneer

A pioneer of adult learning has been knighted in the New Year Honours for services to education.Prof Alan Tuckett, from the University of Wolverhampton,...

Can paying girls to go to school help South Sudan?

A programme in the capital Juba aims to increase school attendance by giving pupils cash. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source:...

Disabled school transport cuts prompt safety fears

Parents of disabled children in south Wales have raised safety fears over potential cuts to specialist school transport. It comes as Bridgend council considers...

‘Bespoke solutions’ sought for four Scottish Borders schools

It comes after some Borders secondaries were found to have major defects or were in constant need of repair. *Featured images and content are taken...

Brexit could mute Great War centenary

Sensitivities around the Brexit negotiations could mean the centenary of the Great War is not given due recognition, a historian has warned.Sir Anthony Seldon...

How to cope with festive fall-outs

Here's some expert advice on how to survive the family this Christmas. How to cope with festive fall-outs Source: Education & Family Here's some expert advice on...

Pupils upskirting teachers increasing, NASUWT Cymru warns

Union speaks out following legislation passed by the UK government making upskirting a criminal offence. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source:...

Are classrooms calmer with a llama?

School children in Penrith enjoyed one of their most memorable lessons when two llamas from the 'Llama Karma Kafe' were brought in to their...

Hidden ‘shame’ of elderly scam victims

Many older victims of fraud are too embarrassed to tell anyone that they have been cheated. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective...

Three in four London students ‘from ethnic minorities by 2030’

Students from London will become a 'hyper-diverse' population in the next decade. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC Education &...
Tackling misogyny

Tackling misogyny

"I hear it so often now it just doesn't actually bother me, It's just part of everyday life, just a normal word." That is...

Student loan repayment threshold rises

How a higher threshold for tuition fee loan repayments could save English and Welsh graduates cash. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective...

People less likely to move than in 1970s in England and Wales

Census data shows people switch location in England and Wales much less than in previous generations. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective...

Universities could face fines over free speech curbs

Universities must protect free speech and "open minds, not close them", the universities minister has said in a speech in Birmingham.Jo Johnson said "no-platforming",...

‘The exhausting road to my apprenticeship dream’

A BBC News apprentice tells how she overcame barriers to land her dream opportunity. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC...

Brexit: UK in Erasmus student scheme until at least 2020

The UK will continue to take part in the Erasmus student exchange programme until at least the end of 2020, the prime minister has...
Magician Dynamo surprises Hampshire youth club

Magician Dynamo surprises Hampshire youth club

World famous magician Dynamo surprised youngsters at a Hampshire youth club.He kicked off the evening at The King's Arms in Petersfield with a magic...

‘Councils beat academy trusts at boosting failing schools’

Town hall bosses hail "compelling" evidence that local authorities are best for schools improvement. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC...

Peppa Pig's GP visits copied by fans, says doctor

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The children whose gaming turns to gambling

As many as half a million children and young people are gambling every week, according to a new survey.The Gambling Commission's annual report looked...

Greening pledges £23m to help poor pupils with talent

Education Secretary Justine Greening is to announce a £23m fund to support bright children from poorer backgrounds in England whose talent might otherwise be...

Schools told not to dismiss sexual harassment 'as banter'

Sexual harassment or violence at school should never be dismissed as "banter", new Department for Education guidance to schools and colleges has stressed."Sexting" explicit...

Lords criticise ‘unfair’ university fees and loans

Students and taxpayers are being ripped off by tuition fees, says a parliamentary committee. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC...
Dreaming big

Dreaming big

Fewer than one in 10 engineers in the UK are female - the lowest percentage in Europe, according to the Women's Engineering Society. Latvia,...

Wealthy students tighten grip on university places

The most advantaged teens have tightened their grip on university places, pulling further ahead of the least advantaged, Ucas data shows.Although more poorer students...

'How skipping helps good behaviour in schools'

Pete Thompson holds the record for the most crossovers with a rope in 60 seconds. 'How skipping helps good behaviour in schools' Source: Education & Family Pete...

Fake news harms children’s self-esteem and trust, say MPs

Children with poor literacy skills struggle most to tell which stories are false, says a report. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective...

Free speech pledge for universities

The universities minister promises clearer rules to protect free speech and open debate on campuses. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source:...

Global education rankings to measure tolerance

International education rankings are going to test a very different type of skill next year.The Pisa tests, which compare teenagers' ability in reading, maths...

Poor white schools ‘destroyed’ by rankings

Exam league tables are stigmatising white working-class schools, head teachers say. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC Education & Family...

England’s top school

Two of England's top schools are Muslim schools in Blackburn. What's their view on integration? *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source:...

Why schools close for a snow day: A head teacher explains

Thousands of schools closed on Monday - but how tough a decision was it after heavy snowfalls?BBC News visited what was thought to be...

Primary school uses Minecraft to teach Bronze Age history

A primary school has been using a popular computer game in the classroom to teach its pupils history.Children from Haslingfield School in Cambridgeshire have...

The 16-year-old girl making motorsport history

Meet Logan Hannah, the 16-year-old girl from East Kilbride who has made F4 motor racing history.Logan is the first female to ever compete at...

Unregistered Jewish schools prompt call for new laws

The government must act to help up to 1,500 ultra Orthodox Jewish boys going to unregistered schools in the London borough of Hackney, says...

Cyan colour hidden ingredient in sleep

Adding or removing the colour cyan can have an impact on sleep, according to biologists. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source:...

Grandparents 'run up debts' to care for grandchildren

Grandparents are running up large debts raising children whose parents cannot look after them, surveys have found.Nearly 200,000 children in the UK are being...

'Baby brain': Myth or reality?

"Four in five" women experience changes in memory and concentration during pregnancy, according to research by Deakin University, Australia.The study says that women experience...

‘Easier to take child into care than get support’

Care orders are easier to get than support for struggling families, says top judge. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC...

Pencader student drops out over loss of care allowance

A young carer who dropped out of college because she would lose her allowance wants a change in the law. *Featured images and content are...

Ofsted warns schools against 'disadvantage one-upmanship'

Ofsted chief Amanda Spielman has warned that underperforming schools can get caught in a culture of "disadvantage one-upmanship", where schools focus too much on...

Grief at Christmas: How do you cope when you've lost a loved one?

Three mothers talk about how they cope at Christmas after their sons died. Grief at Christmas: How do you cope when you've lost a loved...

Jacinda Ardern: I don’t mind the interest in my pregnancy

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern talks exclusively to the BBC about how she'll juggle a baby with politics. *Featured images and content are taken from...

‘Poverty pay’

The academics facing job insecurity and poor pay at British universities *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC Education & Family...