Education News

  • Ex-Murdoch editor says he played no …
    Ex-Murdoch editor says he played no … Reuters - 17 hours ago

    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 - 18 hours ago

    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 - 20 hours ago

    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 - 22 hours ago

    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 »

  • More school chiefs earn £100k plus
    More school chiefs earn £100k plus Press Association - Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    Record numbers of school leaders are taking home six-figure salaries, according to new figures. … More »

  • Students 'face repayments into  …
    Students 'face repayments into  … Press Association - Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    The vast majority of students will still be paying back university tuition fee loans when they are in their early 50s, and many will never repay their debt, … More »

  • Moyes laments United's 'school-boy …
    Moyes laments United's 'school-boy … AFP - Wed, Apr 9, 2014

    David Moyes admits Manchester United made a 'school-boy error' by throwing away a second-half lead at Bayern Munich as his side crashed out of the Champions … More »

  • Arts Subjects Made Tougher In Exams …
    Arts Subjects Made Tougher In Exams … Sky News - Wed, Apr 9, 2014

    Nine GCSE subjects and six A-levels will be reformed, with Education Secretary Michael Gove insisting he wants schools to "nurture creative talent in every child". … More »

  • Dorset School Loses £1m In Phishing …
    Dorset School Loses £1m In Phishing … Sky News - Tue, Apr 8, 2014

    A Dorset school with academy status has fallen victim to an online scam, reportedly losing more than £1m. St Aldhelm's Academy in Poole was contacted by people … More »

  • Free-meal schools 'kitchen cris …
    Free-meal schools 'kitchen cris … Press Association - Tue, Apr 8, 2014

    More than 2,700 schools - around one in three assessed so far - will have to improve their kitchen facilities if they are to provide free meals for infant school … More »

  • Ofsted backed on early-years reform
    Ofsted backed on early-years reform Press Association - Mon, Apr 7, 2014

    An education minister will today endorse the chief inspector of schools' vision for more teaching in early years, and set out how the Government is making it easier … More »

  • 500,000 primary pupils in academies
    500,000 primary pupils in academies Press Association - Mon, Apr 7, 2014

    More than half a million primary school pupils are now being taught in academies, according to government figures. … More »

  • Man 'Set On Fire' In Great Yarmouth …
    Man 'Set On Fire' In Great Yarmouth … Sky News - Sun, Apr 6, 2014

    Four men have been arrested after they allegedly set a man on fire at a nightclub in Great Yarmouth. The 34 year old is thought to have been at a bar on the town's … More »

  • Oxford cruise to Boat Race victory
    Oxford cruise to Boat Race victory AFP - Sun, Apr 6, 2014

    Oxford University beat Cambridge University by a crushing 11 lengths, the biggest victory margin since 1973, as they won the 160th Boat Race on London's River … More »

  • Labour slams 'school places cri …
    Labour slams 'school places cri … Press Association - Sun, Apr 6, 2014

    Labour has accused the Government of creating a "crisis in school places" after publishing analysis suggesting that numbers of primary pupils at the start of the … More »

  • Do Not Get Sick, Top Doctor Warns P …
    Do Not Get Sick, Top Doctor Warns P … Sky News - Sat, Apr 5, 2014

    Sir Richard Thompson, President of the Royal College of Physicians , told Sky News a funding crisis is putting doctors under so much pressure it is putting patients … More »

  • Ex-Man Utd boss Ferguson to teach at …
    Ex-Man Utd boss Ferguson to teach at … AFP - Fri, Apr 4, 2014

    Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson is to take up a teaching post at Harvard, the prestigious US university said Friday. … More »

  • Farage blames Lipman over degrees
    Farage blames Lipman over degrees Press Association - Fri, Apr 4, 2014

    Actress Maureen Lipman is to blame for too many young people going to university to study poor quality degrees, according to Nigel Farage. … More »