Education News

  • Fog Screens Could Herald Gadget Rev …
    Fog Screens Could Herald Gadget Rev … Sky News - Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    Developers at Bristol University have invented what could be the future of interactive computing, involving fog screens. It is believed to be the first time touch … More »

  • School Strike Action Threatened By  …
    School Strike Action Threatened By  … Sky News - Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    Education Secretary Michael Gove has been branded a "man with a mad idea for every occasion" as fresh strike action was threatened by teachers. The Cabinet … More »

  • Teachers warn over pupil poverty
    Teachers warn over pupil poverty Press Association - Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    Children are turning up for school cold, hungry and wearing unwashed or unsuitable clothes because their families are facing money problems, teachers are warning. … More »

  • Half Of Foreign Doctors 'Not Trained …
    Half Of Foreign Doctors 'Not Trained … Sky News - Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Researchers from University College London, Cambridge and Durham universities found the majority of the 80,000 foreign doctors registered in the UK, out of a total … More »

  • Forty years on, bullying takes its toll …
    Forty years on, bullying takes its toll … Reuters - Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    The negative social, physical and mental health effects of childhood bullying are still evident nearly 40 years later, according to research by British … More »

  • Four arrested in school plot probe
    Four arrested in school plot probe Press Association - Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    Four women have been arrested over an alleged plot involving bogus resignation letters at a primary school. … More »

  • M26: Two Dead After Five-Car Motorway …
    M26: Two Dead After Five-Car Motorway … Sky News - Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Two people have died after a pile up involving five cars on the M26 motorway in Kent. A further seven had to receive hospital treatment. Six of the injured were … More »

  • School Places: Parents Warned About …
    School Places: Parents Warned About … Sky News - Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Families are facing a "growing crisis" when it comes to getting their children into primary schools, the head of a teaching union has said. Dr Mary Bousted, of the … More »

  • On This Day: Irish nationalist Bernadette …
    On This Day: Irish nationalist Bernadette … Yahoo News - Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    The rebellious former student, who was expelled from university for leading civil rights protests, won a shock by-election victory in the Mid-Ulster constituency. … More »

  • Call to weigh Ramadan exam impact
    Call to weigh Ramadan exam impact Press Association - Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Teachers are calling for the summer GCSE and A-level exams timetable to take into account the impact of Ramadan on Muslim students. … More »

  • Thousands miss out on school place
    Thousands miss out on school place Press Association - Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Almost one in seven children have missed out on their first choice of primary school amid a continuing squeeze on places, it has been revealed. … More »

  • Thousands Miss Out On First Choice  …
    Thousands Miss Out On First Choice  … Sky News - Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Thousands of children have missed out on their parents' preferred primary school place in the first National Offer Day. Emails and letters have been sent to … More »

  • Fury at school 'anti-terror' …
    Fury at school 'anti-terror' … Press Association - Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    Michael Gove is under fire for his decision to appoint a former anti-terror chief to investigate allegations of a hardline Islamist takeover plot at a number of … More »

  • Anti-Terror Chief To Probe 'Muslim …
    Anti-Terror Chief To Probe 'Muslim … Sky News - Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    A former anti-terror chief has been appointed to investigate allegations of a hardline Islamist takeover plot of Birmingham schools, sparking criticism it would … More »

  • Ex-Murdoch editor says he played no …
    Ex-Murdoch editor says he played no … Reuters - Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    By Michael Holden and Kate Holton LONDON (Reuters) - Former Rupert Murdoch editor Andy Coulson told a London court on Tuesday he had not been involved in illegally … More »

  • Coulson 'Knew Nothing' Of Milly …
    Coulson 'Knew Nothing' Of Milly … Sky News - Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    Former News of the World Editor Andy Coulson has denied he played any part in the hacking of the mobile phone messages of murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler. It was … More »

  • Children 'Damaged By 10-Hour School …
    Children 'Damaged By 10-Hour School … Sky News - Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    Pupils as young as four are spending 10 hours a day in school turning them into "ghost" children who talk to no-one, regularly fall asleep and lag behind, teachers … More »

  • Beard warns over Cambridge divide
    Beard warns over Cambridge divide Press Association - Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    The town versus gown divide in Cambridge has grown in recent decades as the university is "closed off" from the general public, classicist Mary Beard has warned. … More »

  • Children at school '10 hours a  …
    Children at school '10 hours a  … Press Association - Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    Children as young as four are now at school for up to 10 hours a day as work pressures leave families spending less time together than ever before, teachers have … More »

  • Girl arrested over death comment
    Girl arrested over death comment Press Association - Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    A 17-year-old girl has been arrested following a "grossly offensive" comment made on Facebook after the death of a schoolboy. … More »

  • Hit squads 'target school fanat …
    Hit squads 'target school fanat … Press Association - Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    Education hit squads are being sent into schools to root out conservative Islamic practices, according to reports. … More »

  • Seven allege Smith school abuse
    Seven allege Smith school abuse Press Association - Sat, Apr 12, 2014

    Seven people have alleged they were sexually and physically abused at a residential school linked to the late Sir Cyril Smith. … More »

  • Schools 'Asking Parents To Pay For …
    Schools 'Asking Parents To Pay For … Sky News - Sat, Apr 12, 2014

    Teachers are concerned poorer pupils are being put at a disadvantage by an increasing number of schools asking parents to pay for textbooks, computers and trips … More »

  • Parents 'asked for school donat …
    Parents 'asked for school donat … Press Association - Sat, Apr 12, 2014

    Parents are being asked to hand over money to help schools pay for pens and paper as well as textbooks, trips and computers, a survey suggests. … More »

  • Delay on Rhys Jones university post
    Delay on Rhys Jones university post Press Association - Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    Griff Rhys Jones's appointment as the new chancellor of Cardiff University has been "delayed". … More »