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'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.

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.

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.

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.

'Poorest of poor' test talking tech

A charity is to give away 2,000 Talking Book audio computers to some of Ghana's poorest communities after securing funds from Unicef and ARM.

Arrests in student demo clashes

Police make 11 arrests during clashes with campaigners demonstrating against tuition fees, student debt and spending cuts in central London.

Children failed over sex abuse risk

Vulnerable children in England are at risk of sexual exploitation because of failings by councils, the children's services watchdog Ofsted warns.

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.

Teacher 'had sex all over school'

A teacher who "gave in to temptation" and pursued a secret affair with a teenager had sex with her in empty classrooms, a court hears.

Revive exchange trips, schools urged

Schools should bring back overseas exchange trips to boost language learning and give pupils a taste of life abroad, says the British Council.

Mackintosh Library ashes sifted

Forensic archaeologists begin sifting through the ashes of the fire-damaged Mackintosh Library at the Glasgow School of Art.

Trojan council failure 'astonishing'

A council's failure to respond to a damning report on the Trojan Horse scandal is labelled "astonishing" by Sir Michael Wilshaw, the head of Ofsted.

'Fewer bullied than a decade ago'

Anti-bullying policies appear to be having an effect, with thousands fewer pupils being bullied than 10 years ago, according to research.

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.

Ladybird drops 'boys and girls' books

One of the leading children's publishers, famed for its classic Peter and Jane reading scheme, is to drop gender branding from its books.

Noisy students' Playstation seized

A group of noisy Manchester students have their games console and surround sound speakers seized by police after complaints from residents.

More UK students go to US university

There are more than 10,000 students from the UK at university in the US, up by 8% on the previous year.

Language lessons need 'new life'

Language teachers should aim beyond "functional phrasebook competence" and instil a desire for self-expression in pupils, a leading headmistress says.

Youth Parliament in Commons debates

Delegates from the UK Youth Parliament consider votes for 16 and 17-year olds and the living wage in their annual Commons debate.


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