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Lavish praise 'does not help pupils'

Teachers who try to encourage low-achieving students with lots of praise could harm their learning, claims research into classroom tactics.

Independent review of Ofsted urged

Ofsted is in urgent need of an independent review in light of concerns about its objectivity and reliability, say local government leaders.

ChildLine seeing more suicidal children

More children who have talked about killing themselves are contacting ChildLine for help, the counselling service says.

'Family test' for policies outlined

All policies will be measured against the impact they have on the formation and support of stable families, ministers say.

Children's social work faces change

The government has announced changes to children's social work, aiming to restore confidence in the service.

Cuts 'will undo' apprenticeship work

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.

Inquiry into school isolation room

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.

Schools 'progressing too slowly'

There are "significant gaps" in raising standards in schools in England, a report by spending watchdog the National Audit Office says.

Private school graduates 'earn more'

UK graduates who went to private schools earn thousands of pounds more, on average, than those who were state-educated, research finds.

Hidden school costs worry families

Millions of UK families struggle to meet the extra costs of a state education, suggests research carried out by young people.

Morgan: I'd vote for gay marriage now

Nicky Morgan, the education secretary and equalities minister, says she has changed her mind and now supports same-sex marriage.

School tests 'causing pupil stress'

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 'lacking trust' in police

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.

Private school charity rule disputed

An Orkney woman who wants independent schools stripped of their charitable status takes her campaign to the Scottish Parliament.

Marking ban will hit 69 universities

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' plight shown in game

Young carers in Wales have turned their lives into a board game to raise awareness of their plight.

Academy trust 'wants Ofsted checks'

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.

Tony Blair: Fight war of ideas against extremism

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

The world's most compassionate 24 hours

The world's most compassionate 24 hours

'Teachers not footballers' for Brazil

Brazil says it needs teachers not footballers

Google's top 20 university searches

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

What makes a global top 10 university?

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is in first place in the latest league table of the world's best universities.

China widens schools in Pisa tests

There will be a much wider sample of Chinese pupils taking part in the next round of the international Pisa tests, says the OECD.

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.

Lessons in girl power in Ghana's schools

Talking to the chieftain about sexism

'Birmingham family' statue unveiled

A statue by a Turner Prize-winning artist, representing a real Birmingham family, is unveiled.

Plans for Wales' first vet school

Aberystwyth University is exploring plans to become Wales' first veterinary school and will offer a related course from 2015.

Term-time holidays 'must be rare'

Holidays for pupils in term-time should only be granted if the circumstances are "rare, unavoidable, significant and short", say head teachers

Authors vie for children's award

David Walliams, Malorie Blackman and Debi Gliori are among the authors on this year's shortlist for the Red House Children's book prize.

Teacher admits Syria terror offences

A 30-year-old teacher from Greater Manchester, who planned to join Islamic State militants in Syria, pleads guilty to two terrorism offences.


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