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Younger siblings 'rebuffed at school'

28th March 2014
Research finds younger children look forward to spending time with older siblings at school, but their approaches are often rebuffed

State pupils 'get better degrees'

28th March 2014
A study shows state pupils do better at university than independent school candidates who have the same A-level grades.

'20 would spurn' gay wedding invite

28th March 2014
About one in five British adults would turn down an invitation to a gay wedding, new research by the BBC suggests.

Gove leads School Report education focus

27th March 2014
Education Secretary Michael Gove's concession that teachers deserve more pay was among the headlines from School Report's interviews with leading politicians.

Gove says teachers deserve more pay

27th March 2014
Education Secretary Michael Gove says teachers should be paid more, in an interview with 12 pupils as part of School Report's biggest annual News Day.

VIDEO: Michael Gove performs 'Wham Rap'

27th March 2014
Education secretary demonstrates rapping ability to pupils

Primary school tests to be toughened

27th March 2014
Primary pupils are to face a baseline assessment in reception and tougher tests when they leave, a minster says.

Commissioner for under-fire council

27th March 2014
Birmingham's under-fire Children's Services, rated inadequate for the last four years, is to get an independent commissioner to oversee the unit.

VIDEO: 'Overweight' now seen as 'normal'

27th March 2014
Being overweight has become the new normal in England, Chief Medical Officer Dame Sally Davies has said in her annual report.

VIDEO: Rogue teacher to rap star

27th March 2014
Former English teacher, Mark Grist, talks to BBC Breakfast about his rise to fame on the internet as rap battle star.

'Asymmetric' school week approved

27th March 2014
Scottish Borders Council approves plans to move its schools to a four-and-a-half-day week which will come into effect in August.

VIDEO: More maths and English, says Hunt

27th March 2014
'Schools should focus more on maths and English'

Spilling all: what's in a schoolbag

27th March 2014
School Reporters from around the world spill their schoolbags to show us what they take to school.

VIDEO: Minister Laws backs education plans

27th March 2014
Minister David Laws on why he changes should go ahead

Beating the odds to be NUS president

27th March 2014
Beating the odds and illness to land the top job