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Reduce teachers' workload, says NUT

The National Union of Teachers calls on the education secretary to tackle excessive workloads or face more strike action.

Child abuse report criticises police

Children in South Yorkshire care homes were left vulnerable to sexual abuse because of police "shortcomings", a report finds.

Children hit by tooth decay at three

More than one in 10 three-year-olds have tooth decay, the first survey of the age group shows.

Call for statutory sex education

An organisation which provides sex education says all Scottish schools should be compelled by law to teach it.

Celebrate us, elite schools urge

Private schools should be celebrated rather than used as scapegoats, the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference is told.

Memorial for stab death teacher

Tributes are paid to a teacher who was stabbed to death in her classroom, at a memorial service attended by about 1,200 people.

Abuse at home 'as bad as Kincora'

Child sexual abuse at a Catholic-run children's home in County Down was equal to, if not worse, than the abuse at Kincora, an inquiry is told.

Police CS spray 'armed' pupils

Police called to a disturbance at a school in Greenock use CS spray on two boys after they confronted officers with weapons.

A-level languages to be 'fairer'

A-levels in modern foreign languages will be marked more fairly from next summer, the exams regulator, Ofqual, has pledged.

More children pass phonics check

The controversial phonics check for six year olds is paying off, says the government, with more children meeting the expected standard.

Teachers 'vital' in child protection

More than two-thirds of UK teachers have raised concerns about the safety and well-being of their pupils in the past year, a survey suggests.

'Make parents join school story-time'

Parents should be made to attend school story-time, children's author Michael Rosen urges schools.

Skills boost for creative industries

A new generation of games designers, animators and visual effects artists is on its way after a training pledge from government and the creative industries.

Prisoners' children 'also victims'

Prison visits are causing vulnerable children "long-lasting" distress, children's charity Barnardo's says.

Low-level disruption 'hits learning'

Low-level, persistent disruptive behaviour in England's schools is affecting pupils' learning and damaging their life chances, inspectors warn.

World leaders taught in UK education

Almost one in seven countries around the world has a prime minister or head of state who studied in a UK higher education institution, according to an analysis by the British Council.

Adopted family can check medical past

Relatives of adopted people will have more rights to find out about their birth family, so they can find out information such as inherited medical conditions.

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.

How many Greek legends were really true?

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

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.

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.

First-year students get free tablet

The University of East London is giving a free tablet computer to all its first-year students starting courses this term.

Dawn French named uni chancellor

Comedian Dawn French is to become the new chancellor of Cornwall's Falmouth University.

New education commissioner for city

Sir Mike Tomlinson is appointed education commissioner for Birmingham.

Steep drop in graduate unemployment

Graduate unemployment in the UK has seen a big fall, the latest figures suggest.

Streaming 'widens achievement gap'

Streaming children by ability in primary school widens the achievement gap between rich and poor children, research suggests. News | Awards & Certificates | Promote Us | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Uninstall Info

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