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Degree apprenticeships launched

Young people will be able to gain a full honours degree while earning a wage and paying no fees, under a scheme backed by government and industry.

Wilshaw says schools not 'too white'

Ofsted chief Sir Michael Wilshaw has said it is "nonsense" to claim that schools would be criticised by inspectors for being "too white".

"Sexist" job title remains at Durham

The Senior Man still runs the student council Durham University's oldest college after an attempt to change the "sexist" job title failed.

Tax relief threat to private schools

A future Labour government would require private schools to "earn" business rate relief by helping out state schools - or lose it, the party will warn.

Older children turn to online viewing

Older children watch half the amount of live television per day than adults, preferring to watch content online, new research suggests.

Drop in teens smoking and drinking

The number of young Scots smoking, drinking and using drugs is at its lowest level ever recorded, according to new figures.

Review into school sex ed rape case

A council review is launched after a 13-year-old boy raped a classmate following a sex education lesson at school in Gwynedd.

Teacher 'taped pupil to chair'

A teacher and a classroom assistant taped a seven-year-old pupil to a chair during a five-month campaign of bullying, a court hears.

Divorce 'damages children's GCSEs'

A survey from family lawyers says family break-up can damage GCSE and A-level results and children's health.

Call to sanction failing universities

It should be easier to remove the degree-awarding powers of universities that fail to meet academic and consumer standards, a report by Which? says.

Embrace the arts, engineers told

Engineering needs to emphasise its creative side to encourage more young people to take it up as a career, says a leading member of the profession.

Grammars' 'leaky pipe' to university

Grammar school pupils in the 1980s were no more likely to gain degrees from "elite" universities than comprehensive pupils, research suggests.

'Extremist risk' at Muslim schools

Pupils at six east London schools are "vulnerable to extremist influences and radicalisation", Ofsted's Sir Michael Wilshaw says after snap inspections.

English school system 'unforgiving'

A top girls' schools leader says England's children are being taught in an "unforgiving system" with "no real second chances".

Church school fails on Islamic group

A Church of England school in east London is expected to be put into special measures, following concerns about a sixth-form Islamic Society.

School textbooks renaissance urged

Textbooks should be upgraded and returned to their rightful place in the English classroom, says education minister Nick Gibb.

University pension dispute on hold

The threat of industrial action by lecturers over changes to university staff pensions is suspended.

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

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.

Tesco 'gifts for boys' sign removed

A complaint from a seven-year-old girl prompts Tesco to remove a sign which referred to a superhero alarm clock as a "gift for a boy".

Bolton boss meets job rival aged nine

A nine-year-old boy who wrote applying to manage Bolton Wanderers has a surprise visit from the man who beat him to the job.

Hunt attacks 'confusing' exam change

The changes to A-levels and AS-levels in England are so confusing that the government should write to every school to explain them, says Labour's Tristram Hunt.

Student fees 'worst of both worlds'

The funding system of tuition fees and student loans for England's universities is not financially sustainable in the long term, says an independent commission.

Deaf school served improvement order

The national school for deaf children, Donaldson's in Linlithgow, is ordered to make improvements following an unannounced inspection.


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