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Jewish sect female drive ban condemned

A ban on women driving their children to school issued by a Jewish education institution is "unacceptable", Education Secretary Nicky Morgan says.

Campaign to stop attacks on schools

More than 30 countries are signing a Safe Schools Declaration in response to the deliberate targeting of education in war and terror attacks.

Online courses for sixth-form advice

Three free online programmes, aimed at helping sixth-formers bridge the gap between school and university, are due to launch this summer.

China executes teacher for abuse

China's top court says it has executed a primary school teacher found guilty of raping or sexually abusing 26 girls.

Teachers 'work an extra 11 hours'

Teachers in Scotland are working an additional 11 hours a week on top of their contracted hours, according to a survey by a union.

Oxford University first female head

Oxford University is set to have a female head for the first time in its history, with the nomination of Louise Richardson as vice chancellor.

State school intake up at Cambridge

The proportion of state school pupils admitted to Cambridge University rose slightly last year to 62.2%, according to figures published by the university.

Points plan for degree grades

Universities should show students' achievement with points scores, as well as the existing degree grades, says a higher education advisory group

More UK students study overseas

Students are increasingly opting to study overseas as part of their undergraduate degrees, research suggests.

Medical school cuts plan 'absurd'

Claims that patients and the NHS will suffer from 'absurd' plans to cut 63 medical academics are denied by the dean of Wales' biggest medical school.

Probe into uni dept's management

An investigation into Swansea University's School of Management is under way after concerns emerge about the way it is being run, the BBC understands.

'Mediocre' schools intervention plan

A more rapid intervention for underperforming schools in England has been announced in the Queen's Speech.

Measure to double free childcare

Access to free childcare for three-and-four-year-olds in England is to double to 30 hours a week under measures announced in the Queen's Speech.

Muslims 'dehumanised' says Qatar royal

Sheikha Moza warns that Muslims are being "dehumanised" by the coverage of violent extremism in the Middle East.

Stanford to open entrepreneur course in London

Silicon Valley's Stanford University to start teaching in London

Emergency plan to help teach Syria's refugees

Emergency plan to help teach Syria's refugees

University feeds 270,000 taking refuge from Boko Haram

A university in Nigeria is trying to help a rising tide of people displaced by Boko Haram violence.

South Sudan's struggle for schools hit by abductions

Pupils preparing for exams are abducted, as South Sudan tries to re-open schools

Can Lithuania turn brain drain into brain gain?

Can Lithuania reverse loss of young and talented?

Seven big myths about improving schools

Seven big myths about why some countries are good at education

France plans elite mega-university

A new university in Paris wants to create a "knowledge hub" competing with Silicon Valley.

Could time travel really take place?

Universities examine whether time travel is really possible

Evans announces 500 words winners

Stories about vengeful pigeons, poisoned cakes and living with a stammer are among the winners at this year's 500 Words competition.

Hashtag is 'children's word of year'

Hashtag is declared 'children's word of the year' by the Oxford University Press after analysis of entries to the BBC's 500 Words competition.

VIDEO: My cerebral palsy story - in animation

Bristol schoolgirl Tegan, 14, creates animation to help her friends understand her differences.

VIDEO: Why campaigners are giving toys disabilities

Toy Like Me campaigner Rebecca Atkinson explains why parents of children with disabilities want to see a new generation of toys bringing greater diversity to the playroom.

VIDEO: School intervention plan set out

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan wants to introduce powers to force schools in England out of local authority control if they consistently underperform.

VIDEO: Six-year-old computer whizz passes Microsoft exam

A six-year-old British boy has become the youngest person in the world to become a Microsoft Office Specialist.

Android app age ratings grow up

Why Google's revamping its Android ratings

The siblings who share a donor parent

The donor-conceived siblings connecting across the world.


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