Education News Archive

Two face genital mutilation charges

21st March 2014
The first UK prosecutions over female genital mutilation are announced by the Crown Prosecution Service.

Pelka death council 'inadequate'

21st March 2014
Coventry City Council's children's service - in the spotlight since the 2012 death of four-year-old Daniel Pelka - is branded "inadequate" by Ofsted.

Poor bonding 'hampers learning'

21st March 2014
Research suggests children's ability to form secure emotional bonds with parents has an important impact on their education.

MPs claim Yes would damage education

16th March 2014
A Westminster committee says independence would have a damaging effect on higher education and research in Scotland.

AUDIO: Teen twins win science award

15th March 2014
Eighteen-year-olds Aneeta and Ameeta Kumar have been named UK Young Scientists of the Year for their work in diagnosing cancer

Gove slams number of PM's Etonians

15th March 2014
The number of former Eton pupils in Prime Minister David Cameron's inner circle is "ridiculous", Education Secretary Michael Gove says.

Iain Duncan Cupid

15th March 2014
Is the government responsible for a rise in two-parent families?

Heads warn of budget 'snatchback'

15th March 2014
England's school heads warn budget increases for 2015-16 will be "snatched back" by increased pension contributions and salaries.

Council borrows for school expansion

14th March 2014
Why a council borrowed ?35m for new school places

Getting a four-legged reading buddy

14th March 2014
Children who are struggling with literacy are being encouraged to read to dogs to help build up their confidence with books.

Business urged to spend on education

14th March 2014
Big businesses should make a commitment to give at least 20% of philanthropic spending to education projects, according to an international campaign.

Call for college finance safeguards

14th March 2014
Safeguards are needed to protect the financial interests of Scotland's colleges, a Holyrood committee says.

Why the Great War still fascinates the young

14th March 2014
Why the Great War still fascinates the young

Secondary school place crunch looms

14th March 2014
With one in three local councils set to have a shortage of places in secondary schools within five years, councillors are calling for urgent action.

Funding boost for England's schools

13th March 2014
England's schools are to receive an extra ?350m in 2015-16 - but the government abandons its plans to introduce a national funding formula before the general election.