Education News Archive

Fergie's favourite teacher beat him

28th February 2014
Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson still admires his favourite teacher, even though she beat him, he tells the Times Educational Supplement.

Education faces 10,000 violent attacks

27th February 2014
Schools and colleges face 10,000 violent attacks

Self-harm 'motivated by bullying'

27th February 2014
A large survey looking into why young people self-harm has revealed that being bullied is the main reason they first injure themselves.

Tobacco sale ban for US campus shops

24th February 2014
A top US university goes beyond a smoking ban by stopping all sales of tobacco on its campus.

Costly school holiday breaks debated

24th February 2014
A debate is to be held on calls for ministers to cut taxes on holidays taken during the school holidays.

How to have a cheaper holiday

24th February 2014
Options for tackling school-holiday price hikes

New talks over university pay claim

21st February 2014
Fresh talks are set to be held between academics unions and university employers amid a row over pay.

Extra support for secondary teachers

21st February 2014
Teachers are to be given more time and support to help deliver the new qualifications in Scottish secondary schools.

20 of fathers 'regret work return'

21st February 2014
Some 20% of men wish they had stayed at home to look after their children rather than returning to work, according to a new survey.

3m spent on school 'nurture units'

20th February 2014
Almost 500 children at risk of falling behind in education are to benefit from extra help in new school facilities known as nurture units.

Bishops demand action over hunger

20th February 2014
Christian leaders, including 27 Anglican bishops, urge David Cameron to ensure everyone in the UK gets enough to eat.

'Rise' in children on adult wards

20th February 2014
An increasing number of young people with mental health problems in England are being treated on adult psychiatric wards, it emerges.

Parents 'should help kids to learn'

20th February 2014
Parents should make time to plant seeds, look at the stars, make a tent, walk in a woodland or make a model with their children, head teachers suggest.

Cambridge call for female professors

20th February 2014
More than 50 Cambridge University academics are calling for a different way of making senior appointments to tackle the lack of female professors.

Overseas aid 'good for donors too'

19th February 2014
Giving overseas aid brings significant strategic advantages to donor governments, says an international study.