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Pupils begin 'tough' new curriculum

Teaching of a "tough" new national curriculum begins in England as children return to school this week.

Ofsted academy chain 'weaknesses'

Inspectors accuse one of the biggest academy chains in England of "low expectations".

'Teachers face pupil aggression'

More than half of UK state school staff have faced aggression from students in the past year, suggests research.

Top school's lessons free on iTunes

A leading independent school is making dozens of its courses available free online, so lessons can be downloaded by pupils or teachers at other schools.

Special needs pupil reforms in place

Reforms that aim to give children and young people with special educational needs and their parents a greater say in the support they receive come into effect in England.

Charities urged to open own schools

Charities campaigning against child poverty should be encouraged to set up their own free schools, says a think tank report.

Abusers 'brazenly targeted girls'

An ex-care worker in Rotherham, where 1,400 girls were sexually exploited, says men collected victims as young as 11 from a children's home.

Many areas 'lack out-of-school care'

A report suggests large areas of the country are not providing enough out-of-school childcare for primary-age children.

Petition for school head to quit

More than 240 people sign an online petition calling for the head of a Somerset school to quit after poor GCSE results.

University feud raised with minister

A bitter feud which has rocked the Plymouth University boardroom will be raised with the government, an MP confirms.

Finding childcare 'down to luck'

Just 5% of Wales' 22 councils have sufficient out-of-school activities for 12 to 14-year-olds, a report claims.

Sacking over child protection claims

A senior councillor is sacked from Wrexham council's executive board after making allegations about a child protection team.

'Deeply elitist UK locks out talent'

The UK is "deeply elitist" according to an analysis of the backgrounds of more than 4,000 business, political, media and public sector leaders.

'Three Rs' primary scores up sharply

There has been a rise in the percentage of primary pupils in England achieving the expected level in this year's Sats tests.

English children's lives 'less happy'

English children are less happy and satisfied than youngsters in developing countries, a new survey suggests.

Shakespeare's Globe: Theatrical laboratory

The reconstructed Globe theatre is a living experiment for Shakespeare academics

How many Greek legends were really true?

How spartan were Spartans? Did the Trojans have a horse?

What makes a conference really irritating?

Conferences are part and parcel of academic life - and there are plenty of ways in which they can be extremely irritating.

Lessons in girl power in Ghana's schools

Talking to the chieftain about sexism

Tackling taboo of education corruption

An international project wants to make it easier to find out about the scale of corruption in education.

You mean you're not on holiday yet?

School summer holidays have begun in parts of Europe - but do they lose out on results?

US online courses open up to Iran

A major US online university network says restrictions are to be partially lifted on providing online courses for students in Iran.

Educate and tackle terror - Gillard

World leaders are to be asked for $3.5bn to support education in developing countries, which Julia Gillard says is a good investment.

VIP students 'arrive by helicopter'

Students wanting to make a big impression on their first day at university are being offered a VIP arrival service, such as arriving by helicopter.

BBC begins push to help kids code

The BBC unveils plans to support England's computer coding curriculum with a new section of its Bitesize learning site and tech-themed TV shows.

Labour plans technical universities

Labour is calling for technical universities to be created as part of a blueprint for reshaping the higher education system to create a hi-tech, high-income economy.

Primary school places budget squeeze

There are warnings that the rising primary school population in England is putting pressure on budgets and raising fears of "supersize" schools.

Push for student vote registration

University students are being urged to make sure they do not lose their right to vote in the referendum.

US schools to have non-white majority

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.

Boys 'overlooked' as abuse victims

A report from children's charity Barnardo's says up to a third of victims of child sexual exploitation are male, much higher than previously thought.


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