News Archive

AUDIO: Hotel offers to pay term time fines

13th March 2014
Hotelier Lee Quince defends his offer to reimburse school fines if families book holidays with his company in term time.

Modern life 'damages infant brains'

13th March 2014
Overuse of modern technologies could be harming the brain development of small children, a charity has warned.

VIDEO: Should scruffy teachers smarten up

13th March 2014
Teachers at Acland Burghley secondary school in Camden have been told off by Ofsted for dressing too casually. Trainee teachers give their reaction to the criticism.

AUDIO: Teacher defends balloon art course

6th March 2014
Lucy Hennessey, who did a Balloon Artistry course, reacts to news that courses like hers are to have funding cuts.

DfE confirms free school meal plans

6th March 2014
The government gives details of its plan to to give, from September, all pupils in England free lunches for their first three years in school.

GCSE English in low grades shock

6th March 2014
Head teachers from across Wales raise concerns over "unexpectedly low" results for GCSE English language exams in January.

Adult classes: 'Rekindled my interest'

6th March 2014
Views on plans to axe thousands of low grade qualifications for adults

University bursaries questioned

6th March 2014
Offering bursaries to students from poorer backgrounds does not appear to improve their chances of completing degree courses, research finds.

US universities top reputation table

6th March 2014
Universities in the US dominate an international league table ranking institutions by "reputation", although Cambridge and Oxford make the top five.

New plans for healthier school meals

6th March 2014
New guidance which aims to teach children healthy eating habits is published by the Scottish government.

Online indicators for next revolts

5th March 2014
An information technology approach by a UK university, analysing online protest, is being applied to see where revolutions might happen next.

Academies 'promising trend' says OECD

5th March 2014
The OECD's education expert tells MPs that the best education systems balance local autonomy with public transparency.

'Low-value' adult courses to be cut

5th March 2014
The government withdraws funding from 5,000 "low value" adult vocational courses in England, including self-tanning and balloon artistry.

Special needs pupils 'denied school'

5th March 2014
Some children with special educational needs are being left without education for significant periods, a local government ombudsman report says.

Textbooks replaced by iTunes U downloads

5th March 2014
Is it time to download the homework?