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,...

New Year Honours: MBE for carer who fostered more than 100 children

A great-grandmother who looked after more than 100 children in 50 years has been appointed an MBE for services to foster care.Stella Tomkinson, 79,...

MBE for author of 'instruction manual' for autism

A woman who gave up her job to care for her autistic sons has been made an MBE for a campaign to boost support...

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...

Winning a Duke of Edinburgh gold award in prison

When Jon Watts was camping out for his first Duke of Edinburgh award, it wasn't on a mountainside.He spent the night in a tent...

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",...

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...

The school children writing an opera

School children from the London borough of Tower Hamlets are taking part in a nationwide project aiming to broaden opera's appeal. The school children writing...

Free boarding school places for care system pupils

Boarding schools in England are to offer free places to children with links to the care system, the Department for Education has announced.Local authorities...

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...

Auschwitz survivor Eva Schloss recorded in virtual reality

Eva Schloss was asked 1,000 questions on 116 cameras to preserve her story for future generations. Auschwitz survivor Eva Schloss recorded in virtual reality Source: Education...

Career swap

High-flying professionals are swapping their career for the classroom under a new scheme for challenging secondary schools. Could it be the answer to the...

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...

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...

'Urgent action' needed on new school curriculum rollout

Teachers will not be ready for a new school curriculum without "urgent action" by Welsh ministers before its introduction in 2022, AMs have warned.Their...

Sofa surfers: The young hidden homeless

Sam does not know where he will be sleeping tonight. Now 23, he says he first became homeless at 15 because of a family...

'Good business' means children go to school

The worlds of bonds, investors and the financial markets might seem like a long way from the millions of the world's poor who never...

The mothers sharing breast milk on Facebook

A woman who used Facebook to arrange to feed her son the breast milk of another woman says she has no safety fears.Bex Poole...

Poor students 'lose on grade predictions'

University admissions would be fairer if students applied after they knew their A-level results, says a social mobility charity.The Sutton Trust says relying on...

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...

Sexting to online porn: What should sex education lessons cover?

Sexting, online pornography, staying safe online, transgender issues - should these topics be included in new sex and relationships education (SRE) guidelines for schools...

Ofsted chief Amanda Spielman receives 'venomous' threats

The head of Ofsted says she has had threats from "a mixture of Islamic extremists and the hard left" after raising concerns about faith...

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...

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...

Autistic student in new college after 'enrolment error'

An autistic student has found a new course after being asked to leave a college after being enrolled in "error".James Parker, 16, was told...

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...

Primary league tables: Special-needs pupils struggle with new tests

Pupils with special educational needs (SEN) in England are dropping further behind their classmates in national primary school tests, statistics show.The gap between SEN...

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...

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...

Prof Mary Beard backs school Classics funding appeal

Renowned Classics scholar Mary Beard has backed a state school's efforts to raise £100,000 in a bid for it to continue teaching Latin and...

Vice chancellors' pay: Universities to agree new code

University leaders have agreed to a new code on senior pay, which is expected to be published in the next few weeks.University representatives held...

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...

Spurs player in global teacher prize shortlist

A London teacher who raised £100,000 for survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire and who plays top-level football has been named in the top...

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...

'Monster' fatberg to go on display in museum

Part of one of the capital's biggest fatbergs is going to be put on display in the Museum of London next year.It is a...

Curbing university bosses' pay 'won't solve funding crisis'

Sky-high pay among university chiefs is "hard to stomach" but tackling it will not alone solve the higher education funding crisis, a National Union...

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

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'He should have a happy ending now'

A baby born with a rare heart and lung condition has spent his first year in hospital.Max Olivares has just celebrated his first birthday...

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...

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...

Why does snow close so many schools?

Hundreds of schools across England and Wales have closed due to snowy weather.More than 400 schools are shut in Wales. And in Birmingham, the...

What not to say to men who can’t have kids

Opening up about male infertility. What not to say to men who can’t have kids Source: Education & Family