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Pupils 'must know times tables by 11'

All children in England will be expected to know up to their 12 times table when they leave primary school under plans announced by the education secretary.

RE lessons 'never been needed more'

Developing "religious literacy" in schools will make young people less vulnerable to radicalisation, a leading teacher is to say.

Student fury over 'impossible' exam

Final year economics students at Sheffield University are furious after an exam this week contained "impossible" questions.

Lack of oversight 'damaging schools'

MPs say problems in some more autonomous schools have been picked up too late because of lack of oversight by the government.

Teen isolated over cancer hair shave

A teenager who shaved his head to raise money for a cancer charity is put into isolation for breaking school rules.

University applications at record high

University applications have reached record levels, according to the Ucas admissions service.

School tables branded a 'nonsense'

Government school league tables are branded a "nonsense", after numerous changes to the way grades are recognised left more schools failing.

'Counter-extremism' boost in schools

Tackling the threat of extremism in England's schools is to be made a higher priority, says Education Secretary Nicky Morgan.

School postpones gay bullying class

A Dublin school has postponed anti-homophobic bullying workshops following complaints by parents.

Colour-coded school ratings revealed

Parents can find out how their children's schools are performing with results of a new colour-coded ratings system being revealed.

Staff shortage at Trojan schools

Schools at the centre of the Trojan Horse allegations in Birmingham are struggling to recruit staff, the Chief Inspector of Schools has told MPs.

'No top university' for many schools

Hundreds of schools and colleges in England do not send any students on to the UK's top universities, data shows.

Norfolk schools inspections 'fair'

There is no evidence that three Norfolk academies had unfair advance notice of Ofsted inspections, an independent review has concluded.

'No proof' academies raise standards

There is no clear evidence to show that "academies raise standards overall", says a report from the Education Select Committee into England's school system.

Graduate jobs 'benefit school-leavers'

Leading firms will offer school-leavers more opportunities as the graduate jobs market picks up, a survey suggests.

University seeking 'eureka' dean

The University of Bristol is inviting applicants for the brand new post of 'associate dean of eureka moments'.

More private students get state loans

Taxpayers financing £675m in loans to students at private colleges, new figures reveal

France plans elite mega-university

A new university in Paris wants to create a "knowledge hub" competing with Silicon Valley.

The university built to defend democracy

The university built to fight for democracy

Power behind Qatar's global lessons

The royal power behind Qatar's obsession with education

US targets debts for dead-end degrees

Can US colleges show their courses are value for money?

Where do billionaires go to university?

Where do the super-rich go to university?

Debt campaigners tear up student loans

An activist group in the US is buying and then cancelling student debt

Tony Blair: Fight war of ideas against extremism

Every school system should be required to teach respect for other religions, says Tony Blair

Google's top 20 university searches

Google has revealed the most popular searches when people around the world are looking for university information.

School-leavers in fishing jobs push

A new initiative is encouraging school-leavers in Aberdeenshire to consider taking up jobs in the fishing industry.

Masked tutors 'boost nurse training'

Nursing tutors at the University of Surrey are planning to make themselves unrecognisable in a bid to boost students' bedside skills.

Primary school standards 'decline'

The standards of primary schools inspected in Wales declined in 2014 compared to previous years, according to education watchdog Estyn.

Can Labour pay for university fee cut?

Labour leader Ed Miliband favours cutting the maximum university fees for students from £9,000 to £6,000, the BBC understands.

Ofsted defends free school inspectors

Ofsted says it has found no evidence its inspectors acted inappropriately during visits to two free schools which were subsequently placed in special measures.


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