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Pakistan mourns its school dead

Funerals are being held in Peshawar after Pakistan's deadliest Taliban attack left 132 children and nine staff dead at a school.

Roma pupils 'need more support'

Children from Roma backgrounds in England's schools must be better supported to learn and achieve, a report by the watchdog Ofsted says.

Design and technology 'marginalised'

Design and technology is being marginalised by curriculum changes, the subject's teachers say.

Councils 'turn homeless teens away'

Children are ending up sleeping rough because local authorities are failing in their duty to protect them, says a charity.

School exam appeals drop

There is a large drop in the number of appeals to the Scottish exams agency after a major change to the system.

'Start GSCE maths sooner' in Wales

Pupils in Wales should start studying their maths GCSEs courses a year earlier than they do now, according to the head of the largest exam board in Wales.

After school scheme for poor pupils

Pupils from poorer backgrounds will be helped to pursue interests outside of school hours in a new scheme.

More grades changed after challenges

There has been a steep rise in the number of GCSE and A-Level grades changed after schools challenged the results.

Poorest pupils jump in three Rs test

Primary school performance data show that England's poorest pupils are catching up with their wealthier peers after intense efforts to raise standards.

Pupil trips up education secretary

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan is wrong-footed by a 10-year-old interviewer armed with a secondary school maths question.

GCHQ app targets budding sleuths

The government's electronic monitoring agency GCHQ hopes to target future cyber sleuths as it launches its first app.

UK families' 'long homework hours'

An international comparison shows that teenagers in the UK, particularly from wealthier families, spend more time on homework than many European countries

Ofsted warning on secondary schools

Chief inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw says that secondary schools are not making enough progress, in the education watchdog's annual report.

Employers 'to lead new careers body'

Employers will take the lead in a new careers body that will broker links between schools and businesses in England, say ministers.

Malala receives joint Nobel award

Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai and Indian child rights campaigner Kailash Satyarthi receive the Nobel Peace Prize awards in Oslo.

Early years class sizes rise again

The number of Scottish pupils in the early years of primary school rises for the fourth year in a row, statistics reveal.

College of Teaching 'to raise status'

An independent college to maintain professional standards for teachers in England is to be created.

The university with a laboratory for democracy

The university built to fight for democracy

Power behind Qatar's global lessons

The royal power behind Qatar's obsession with education

Hi-tech rescue for an ancient language

Can schools with iPads protect the future of a language?

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

Google's top 20 university searches

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

Cardiff school filmed for TV series

A school in south Wales is to feature in Channel 4's Educating documentary series.

School nativity plays 'pushed aside'

A parenting website suggests that the traditional school nativity play is being replaced by versions without religious characters.

New grammar bid 'nears approval'

A bid by a Kent grammar to open a satellite school is nearing approval with the education secretary expected to grant permission, it has emerged.

Maths and science Cameron's priority

Extra training to improve maths and science teaching and a college for digital skills are announced by Prime Minister David Cameron.

Call to mend educational inequality

Failure to address educational inequalities in England means taxpayers have to "pay twice", says an alliance of 25 education organisations.


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