Teachers who try to encourage low-achieving students with lots of praise could harm their learning, claims research into classroom tactics.
Ofsted is in urgent need of an independent review in light of concerns about its objectivity and reliability, say local government leaders.
More children who have talked about killing themselves are contacting ChildLine for help, the counselling service says.
All policies will be measured against the impact they have on the formation and support of stable families, ministers say.
The government has announced changes to children's social work, aiming to restore confidence in the service.
The main body providing apprenticeships in Wales is warning that budget cuts by the Welsh government will have a "massively de-stabilising effect" on such programmes.
An investigation is under way at a Kent school after claims that children were kept locked in an isolation room for hours at a time.
There are "significant gaps" in raising standards in schools in England, a report by spending watchdog the National Audit Office says.
UK graduates who went to private schools earn thousands of pounds more, on average, than those who were state-educated, research finds.
Millions of UK families struggle to meet the extra costs of a state education, suggests research carried out by young people.
Nicky Morgan, the education secretary and equalities minister, says she has changed her mind and now supports same-sex marriage.
Annual school tests for children aged seven to 14 are causing so much stress some pupils are refusing to go to school, a survey finds.
Children and young people have a "profound lack of trust" in the police, bordering on fear in some cases, a report by MPs and peers suggests.
An Orkney woman who wants independent schools stripped of their charitable status takes her campaign to the Scottish Parliament.
Hundreds of thousands of students are likely to be affected by a university marking boycott by academics angry at changes to their pensions.
Young carers in Wales have turned their lives into a board game to raise awareness of their plight.
An academy trust says it wants to be open to inspection by Ofsted, after the education secretary appeared to rule out allowing the watchdog to examine groups running academies.
Every school system should be required to teach respect for other religions, says Tony Blair
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Brazil says it needs teachers not footballers
Google has revealed the most popular searches when people around the world are looking for university information.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is in first place in the latest league table of the world's best universities.
There will be a much wider sample of Chinese pupils taking part in the next round of the international Pisa tests, says the OECD.
White pupils in state schools in the United States are set to be a minority for the first time when schools return for the new term.
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A statue by a Turner Prize-winning artist, representing a real Birmingham family, is unveiled.
Aberystwyth University is exploring plans to become Wales' first veterinary school and will offer a related course from 2015.
Holidays for pupils in term-time should only be granted if the circumstances are "rare, unavoidable, significant and short", say head teachers
David Walliams, Malorie Blackman and Debi Gliori are among the authors on this year's shortlist for the Red House Children's book prize.
A 30-year-old teacher from Greater Manchester, who planned to join Islamic State militants in Syria, pleads guilty to two terrorism offences.