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Teachers' unions meet amid disputes

Calls for more action over pay and pensions are expected this weekend when the two biggest teachers' unions meet for their annual conferences.

Women held in school fraud inquiry

Four women are arrested in connection with an on-going fraud investigation at a Birmingham school.

Bullied children still suffer at 50

Children can experience the negative effects of bullying on their physical and mental health more than 40 years later, says a study from King's College London.

University marking ban 'on hold'

Academics have agreed to postpone a planned marking boycott after employers made a new pay offer.

Primary places revealed amid squeeze

A teachers' leader says there is a growing crisis over places at primary schools as parents discover which their children will attend.

New teachers 'can't risk mortgages'

A teaching union leader says young teachers are shying away from taking out mortgages because of uncertainty over their future earnings.

Examiners may consider Ramadan fast

Exam boards are urged to consider how Ramadan fasting affects Muslim students during summer examinations.

Teachers urged to watch for FGM

A teachers' union hears that school staff should check families' holiday plans for clues to female genital mutilation.

Bullying 'impacting' school grades

A report finds around a quarter of bullied students felt it was causing their grades to slip.

Ex-Met boss heads 'Islam plot' probe

An ex-counter-terrorism chief will lead an inquiry into an alleged Islamist takeover plot of schools - an appointment deemed "desperately unfortunate".

Pupils are 'addicted to tablets'

Young children can swipe a computer screen but do not have the fine motor skills to play with building blocks, teachers warn.

Parents 'baffled by Inset days'

Parents are often baffled as to why schools in England close for in-service training days , or 'Inset' days, Shadow Education Secretary Tristram Hunt says.

Schools corporate greed warning

England's education system is being "destroyed through corporate greed", teachers claim.

Police ‘not listening’, teachers told

The father of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence claims police are "still not listening" about how to build bridges with the black community.

Families 'have less time together'

Family life is increasingly under strain because many parents have to put work commitments before their children, a survey of teachers finds.

25 schools probed over 'Islam plot'

An investigation into an alleged hard-line Islamist takeover plot of Birmingham schools has widened with 25 schools now under the spotlight.

Laws calls for 'education stability'

A "significant period of stability" in schools should follow wide-ranging changes to policy under the coalition government, Schools Minister David Laws says.

Ofsted is 'broken', teachers claim

Teachers accuse England's education watchdog of being broken and not fit for purpose, and call for a charter governing school inspections.

DNA tests at French school over rape

French police investigating a rape collect DNA from more than 500 male students and staff at a school in La Rochelle, in an unprecedented step.

Graduate starting pay 'falling'

Starting salaries for graduate jobs, even in the best-paid fields of medicine and dentistry, have fallen 11% in five years, research suggests

The irresistible urge for students to talk

The irresistible urge for online students to talk

Instant e-libraries for Myanmar universities

Myanmar universities open up with e-libraries

Looking for the next cyber-police

With the threat of cyber-attacks rising, universities will need to train more cyber-security experts.

African sunshine powers school computers

A mobile solar power classroom brings computers to rural schools in Uganda

Where the only rule is 'be cool'

The code club where the only rule is 'be cool'

Textbooks replaced by iTunes U downloads

Is it time to download the homework?

Education faces 10,000 violent attacks

An international report warns of the systematic use of violence against schools and universities.

Can history textbooks make peace?

Could a common history book help to soothe past and present tensions?

China's tough lessons in resilience

China's lessons in resilience for rural poor

The 70-year wait for primary school

There are still 57 million children who never have a first day at school and it will take decades to create places, says Unesco.


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