Skip navigation

National news

Universities: Is free speech under threat?

Tuesday 23rd October 2018

BBC Reality Check looks at whether universities have banned books, speakers or changed course content...

 

Secondary school bans talking in the corridors to keep children calm

Monday 22nd October 2018

Parents of pupils at Ninestiles in Birmingham complain the academy will ?feel like prison?A secondary school has banned pupils from talking between lessons, threatening detention to children who break the rule...

 

Special needs pupils being failed by system 'on verge of crisis'

Monday 22nd October 2018

Rising demand puts councils in England at risk of bankruptcy, Guardian investigation revealsChildren with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) are being failed by a system that is ?on the verge of crisis? as demand for specialist support soars and threatens to bankrupt local authorities, a Guardian investigation has revealed...

 

Special needs: 'It's soul-destroying to have to watch your daughter get worse?

Monday 22nd October 2018

More and more parents of children with SEND are having to battle for services councils are failing to deliver...

 

Applying to university? Here's your step-by-step guide

Monday 22nd October 2018

Ucas is open for university applications for 2019. Here?s all you need to knowMaybe it?s all you?ve been thinking about through years of school lessons, or maybe you?ve just started wondering whether uni could be for you ? either way, it?s time to crack the application process...

 

Spending plans must not ignore children, government told

Monday 22nd October 2018

The government is being urged to put the interests of children at the heart of its financial plans...

 

Children's services are at breaking point, experts say

Monday 22nd October 2018

Charities, teaching unions and medical colleges accuse UK government of ignoring young peopleChildren?s services from Sure Start to schools and NHS mental health are at breaking point, according to a coalition of 120 organisations that have called on the chancellor to invest in young people in the budget next week...

 

Nobel laureate Donna Strickland: ?I see myself as a scientist, not a woman in science?

Saturday 20th October 2018

The Canadian professor is only the third female recipient of the physics prize in its 118-year history, but she is nonplussed by the focus on her genderWhen you win a Nobel prize, you can expect a fair bit of attention...

 

Private schools told to open their swimming pools to state pupils

Saturday 20th October 2018

Move reflects fears for half of British children unable to swim 25 metres by the age of 11A new drive to encourage private schools to share their swimming pools is being launched by the government amid concerns about the number of children who emerge from primary school unable to swim...

 

Children with problems or problem children?

Friday 19th October 2018

How do we know if children are misbehaving or mentally ill? Read full story...

 

The myth of meritocracy: who really gets what they deserve?

Friday 19th October 2018

Sorting people by ?merit? will do nothing to fix inequality...

 

Homework for three-year-olds? They?re too young to enter the rat race | Emma Brockes

Friday 19th October 2018

I was an obedient child, and think kids should be stretched...

 

Who are the new PhD loans really for?

Friday 19th October 2018

The government?s new loans can?t plug gaps in research funding, nor do they cover the cost of self-fundingWhether a university education represents value for money has been called into question in recent years, as students have seen their financial support chipped away thanks to the tripling of tuition fees, and scrapping of maintenance grants and healthcare bursaries...

 

The School in the Cloud review ? how a computer for slum kids inspired a learning debate

Friday 19th October 2018

This stimulating documentary looks at physicist and TED-talk guru Sugata Mitra?s ideas about using technology to help children learn for themselves Half term usually brings forth a minor deluge of U-rated animated features, laid out like cinematic kitchen roll to absorb the attention of restless children...

 

Pupils sent wrong school entrance exam results

Friday 19th October 2018

Two grammar schools in Gloucester blame a 'technical error' for some pupils being told they had passed...

 

Children's authors welcome Ofsted's move to lighten stress on testing

Friday 19th October 2018

Writers including Frank Cottrell Boyce and Piers Torday cheer announcement that the schools inspectorate will now reward a broader style of educationChildren?s writers including Frank Cottrell Boyce and Piers Torday have hailed Ofsted?s plans to judge schools on the broad range of their education as ?great news?...

 

We need to reach children before they decide university isn't for them | Christopher Birchall

Thursday 18th October 2018

To boost social mobility, universities need to start speaking to children from disadvantaged backgrounds at a younger ageTraditionally, universities looking to widen access have focused on secondary aged children preparing to take their next step in education...

 

Let?s abolish school holidays. It?ll save you feeding the children

Thursday 18th October 2018

What is the least you can get away with giving your kids for lunch at half-term before it starts looking like neglect?Before we get going let?s accept that we all love our kids and wish only the best for the little darlings...

 

Girl, 8, walks into school on new prosthetic leg

Thursday 18th October 2018

Friends of Amelia Eldred were ready with a group hug as she walked into school on her new leg...

 

?The wolf of racial bias?: the admissions lawsuit rocking Harvard

Thursday 18th October 2018

As a trial on alleged Asian American discrimination that may decide the fate of affirmative action plays out in Boston, both sides charge the other with racismA trial that could eventually decide the fate of affirmative action programs in the United States is playing out in Boston as a lawsuit that alleges Harvard has intentionally and systematically discriminated against Asian Americans brings the Ivy League school to court...

 

Graduation blues: how to handle the move back home

Thursday 18th October 2018

The post-university slump is real, but there are ways you can pick yourself up when you?re missing your old lifeThree years of study, plus a year as a sabbatical officer on the students? union, and here I am...

 

Brexit, cutting ourselves off from our past, and from science funding | Letters

Thursday 18th October 2018

Letters from Prehistoric Society president Clive Gamble, British Academy Europe liaison chair Helen Wallace, Steve Peers and Louise Rowntree and Kelvin AppletonHow hard can it be for the government to stop its Brexit dithering for a moment and remove the planning blight surrounding EU research funding (?We haven?t got a plan B?: Academics race to safeguard research amid Brexit fears, 16 October)? Archaeology may deal in timescales of many thousands of years but the crisis looming in two years? time threatens to sweep away our status as a world leader in deep history...

 

Graduate blues: how to handle the move back home

Thursday 18th October 2018

The post-university slump is real, but there are ways you can pick yourself up when you?re missing your old lifeThree years of study, plus a year as a sabbatical officer on the students? union, and here I am...

 

Thousands of babies in toxic homes, warns commissioner

Wednesday 17th October 2018

Too many babies in England live in homes blighted by addiction, violence and mental ill-health - report...

 

Science Fair review ? riveting lessons from the smartest kids in school

Wednesday 17th October 2018

This sharp, refreshing documentary charts the fortunes of high-school students in the unashamed pursuit of excellenceThis National Geographic documentary is a really watchable, distinctly enjoyable account of America?s annual International Science and Engineering Fair, a gigantic competition open to high-school science students from all over the globe...

 

News story: Education Secretary vows to take action on school exclusions

Wednesday 17th October 2018

Read full story. Taken from the Announcements on GOV...

 

Arts leaders call for more school funding

Tuesday 16th October 2018

The Tate and the Royal Shakespeare Company want an "arts premium" for England's schools...

 

Shift over, Jeremy Corbyn, and let Angela Rayner do her job | Laura McInerney

Tuesday 16th October 2018

The Labour leadership is stifling its increasingly popular education spokeswomanLabour should be unbelievably popular with teachers right now...

 

The UK's green discoveries: plastic-eating enzymes and seawater biofuels

Tuesday 16th October 2018

Researchers across the UK are working hard to prevent further climate breakdown...

 

Principal closes college for staff and students to march on Westminster

Tuesday 16th October 2018

Protesters to join colleges from around UK to highlight discriminatory funding of further educationIn his tailored navy suit and tortoiseshell spectacles, Gerry McDonald looks an unlikely rebel...

 

Frontline training scheme poses a threat to social work education

Tuesday 16th October 2018

Government should halt 50m tender to extend the fast-track children?s social work training programmeA recent Society Guardian piece suggested social work academics and the Frontline fast-track training scheme should end their ?feud?...

 

Snubbed, cheated, erased: the scandal of architecture's invisible women

Tuesday 16th October 2018

They are among the most talented architects of their age...

 

Academics are being harassed over their research into transgender issues | Letter

Tuesday 16th October 2018

It is not transphobic to investigate this area from a range of critical perspectives, say 54 academics who are also concerned about proposed changes to the Gender Recognition ActWe represent a newly formed network of over 100 academics, most of whom are currently employed in UK universities...

 

Where are our irreplaceable graduation photos?

Monday 15th October 2018

Ede & Ravenscroft failed to send them within six weeks ? and won?t give me a refundI graduated from the University of Birmingham in early July...

 

Children 'should be weighed up to age 18', report says

Monday 15th October 2018

A report by child health experts warns England is falling behind other countries unless policies change...

 

Which? testing reveals 'unsafe' child stair gates

Monday 15th October 2018

Consumer group Which? urges parents not to use three models of stair gates, saying they could be unsafe...

 

How to learn: boost your brain with a trip down memory lane

Sunday 14th October 2018

Anyone can be taught anything if they are inspired enough to pay attention ? the key to remembering it is firing up the imaginationI first encountered memory techniques just after leaving secondary school...

 

National Trust criticised for evicting a forest school from its woods

Saturday 13th October 2018

Closing the outstanding-rated outdoor nursery in Kent is at odds with the charity?s own campaign to get children to play outdoors, say parents?Set your children free,? urges the National Trust?s campaign to get children outdoors...

 

Australia to stop religious schools rejecting gay students

Saturday 13th October 2018

Faith schools will no longer be allowed to discriminate, the PM says amid sharp debate on the issue...

 

Good with schools

Saturday 13th October 2018

A school in Manchester has gone from some of the worst truancy rates to best attendance records Read full story...

 

School turns around truancy rate

Saturday 13th October 2018

A school in Manchester has gone from some of the worst truancy rates to best attendance records Read full story...

 

Novel news: world's biggest bookworms revealed in study

Friday 12th October 2018

Researchers reveal having more books at home when growing up, even if you don?t necessarily read more, improves educational outcomesDo you have more books than an Estonian teenager?If you live in an English-speaking country, the answer is probably no...

 

My university forced me into teaching training. It was all dry 'eduspeak' | Anonymous academic

Friday 12th October 2018

I?d like to be a great lecturer, but I don?t think theory divorced from classroom context will make me oneSoon after I joined a UK-based university as a lecturer, I received an email inviting me to enrol on a year-long course on teaching and learning, which would purportedly enhance my skills as a teacher...

 

How to survive a law school interview

Friday 12th October 2018

An interviewer at Oxford University?s faculty of law talks about the pitfalls of the process and how to avoid themFor students invited to attend a law school interview, it can be a daunting prospect...

 

David Malengela: Police hunt teacher banned for claiming extra cash

Friday 12th October 2018

David Malengela charged pupils 20 euros each just to board a school coach, a misconduct panel found...

 

Half of university technical college students drop out, report finds

Thursday 11th October 2018

Education Policy Institute says UTCs ? part of free schools changes ? are ineffectiveUniversity technical colleges ? part of the free schools changes pushed through by Michael Gove ? have been described as ineffective and unpopular by a report that found more than half their students dropped out...

 

Teacher banned for claiming extra cash for school trips

Thursday 11th October 2018

A misconduct panel found David Malengela asked parents to pay extra deposits but kept the money...

 

Ofsted inspectors to stop using exam results as mark of success

Thursday 11th October 2018

Watchdog chief announces major shift, suggesting schools are too focused on test scoresSchool inspectors are to ditch using exam results as a criteria for success because of Ofsted?s concern that the current focus on test scores has reduced teachers to the status of ?data managers?...

 

Record number of children aged 10 and 11 'severely obese'

Thursday 11th October 2018

Official data puts one in 25 children in year 6 in England in highest category of being overweightA record number of 10 and 11-year-olds in England are classed as ?severely obese?, official figures show...

 

Germany's AfD sparks outcry at far-right child informer plan

Thursday 11th October 2018

Germany's justice minister sharply condemns an online scheme to denounce "biased" teachers...

 

Was the information on this page helpful? Yes No