Cancer girl mum in school absence row

The mother of a seven-year-old child who battled cancer is facing prosecution for not sending her to school.


Newsnight's Jim Reed talks to English language learners to find out how hard it is to live in Britain if you do not speak the language.

Malala Yousafzai's memoirs 'I am Malala' was originally released in 2013 has just been reversioned for young people. She speaks to BBC School Reporters in a Birmingham library

Kidscape has told 5 live Breakfast that parents should be having conversations with their children to prepare them for secondary school.

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Local Government Association says funding to bring kitchens up to scratch has fallen short in almost half of local authority areas Continue reading...

A new BBC documentary follows final-year vets taking on challenges inside and outside the classroom Continue reading...

Simon Nelson is head of FutureLearn, the OU's venture into Moocs massive open online courses that some have claimed will revolutionise higher education Continue reading...

Education experts question whether we need GCSEs now that young people will have to stay in education or training until the age of 18. Once an end-of-school exam, are they still relevant?...

The new education secretary will need more than motherhood and the ability to multitask in order to fulfil her early years responsibility Continue reading...

Post-16 education for those with physical or learning disabilities shouldn't be a postcode lottery Continue reading...

Researchers have tried to understand gum-chewing's effects on chewers, but they haven't really come up with any answers Continue reading...

Greenpeace accuses university of breaching its own environmental policies with $1m investment in Whitehaven Coal Continue reading...

Once, universities rejected those who failed to make the grade. Today, the balance of power has shifted in favour of students Continue reading...

The Government?s pledge to provide free meals for all four- to seven-year-olds from next month is leaving schools without funds to improve their classrooms, council leaders warn today.

As new research suggests children's intelligence is linked to their artistic ability, Judith Woods takes her daughters back to the drawing board

Clearing is no longer a scramble; the system is full of opportunities, says Josie Gurney-Read

A report from the Local Government Association finds that schools and councils are being forced to plug a shortfall in the budget set aside to fund school lunches for all infants

Three head teachers who left schools in Birmingham involved in the alleged Trojan Horse plot should be reinstated or given compensation, a union says.

A study suggests the way children draw at the age of four can be a predictor of intelligence 10 years later.

A principal at an academy school in Birmingham, who resigned because she felt under undue pressure from governors, has given a statement after resuming her post.

No one's going to spoonfeed you ideas for an essay topic. It's up to you to know where you want to go Continue reading...

As part of our international teaching week this October, were asking for teachers to talk about life on the frontline in schools across the globeTo take part in the project, please...

Concern that disadvantaged children will miss out on free school meals despite making them available to all four- to seven-year-olds is voiced today by a leading anti-poverty campaigner...

Ofsted is to investigate claims that schools in Norfolk were given advance notice of inspections.

A three-year old could not walk because agencies underestimated the impact of neglect by her parents who were later jailed, a report says.

Humour can help you get to grips with another language even if this just means laughing at your own mispronunciations Continue reading...

I'm studying an arts degree, but learning to code has increased my job prospects, writes a student blogger Continue reading...

Whether it's the use of simulators in lessons or fingerprinting to track attendance, there's much UK colleges can learn from their Indian counterparts The UK needs to be part of India's...

Spoken word poet Hollie McNish performs Outside Education, about the importance of children learning in the real world, on school trips. Ofsted and the government studies agree that...

Teacher Stephen Ritz explains how a project to grow fresh food in his school turned into a wider movement encouraging healthy eating among US students Continue reading...

The stress of school life might seem like a distant memory but with a new term approaching psychologist Gail Kinman offers her advice on how to prepare for the meleeCan teachers ever...

We need to step out beyond the safety of footnotes and the words of big-name scholars to reach a level of academic independence Continue reading...

Most young people find it ?too easy? to accidentally see pornography while online, and almost half of teenagers regard sending sexual photos or videos as part of ?everyday life?, according...

Artist Bob and Roberta Smith talks about his film Art Party and the main protagonist 'Michael Grove'

Kerry Capper is being taken to court after keeping her daughter Libby at home when her cancer symptoms returned, she says

Plymouth University's chairman of governors is to be investigated about claims of sexual harassment of female staff.

An 18-year-old student has made a scientific breakthrough that could help save the lives of black athletes with undiagnosed heart problems.

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Education expert says 'gaming' system via entering pupils several times or allowing some to take exams early will backfire Continue reading...

What university funding can you apply for? And how much can you get? Be aware of all the options Continue reading...

Many schools - especially in disadvantaged areas - will face a ?sharp shock? when they get their GCSE results tomorrow, a leading exam expert has warned.

A head teachers? organisation is calling for reinstatement or compensation for up to 28 senior staff caught up in the Birmingham ?Trojan Horse? scandal.

A major boost in apprenticeships was unveiled by the Government as thousands of teenagers contemplated their future as they prepared to receive their exam results.

GCSE grades are expected to remain relatively stable this year but schools are reporting significant drops in English results following a major toughening up of the exams system

Foreign parents should be forced to pay more to send their children to private schools to prevent British families being priced out of the market, an educational entrepreneur claims

Foreign parents should be forced to pay more to send their children to private schools to prevent British families being priced out of the market, an educational entrepreneur claims

Hundreds of thousands of pupils are receiving their GCSE grades, with an overall rise in results despite changes to the exam system

With the school leaving age now 17, do GCSEs still matter?

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Thousands of young people will today collect their GSCE results, from schools across the country. Experts have said that grades could go up but have warned that children in the most...

Proportion of A*-C grades down but more students get top marks. Spanish rises in popularity but single sciences fall Continue reading...

More teenagers get at least C in maths but fewer do as well in English, with examiners attributing shift to GCSE changes Continue reading...

For the first time since the introduction of performance-related pay, students results could affect their teachers salary. Sarah Marsh explores the risks around the policy change Continue...

For some courses and institutions they're 'very important' but for others they might be meaningless Continue reading...

Do you know you pluperfect from your conditional? A broad vocabulary and understanding of grammar are needed if you want to get top marks in a GCSE exam. See how well you remember your...

Expert says overall grades could go up while ban on mid-course exams will affect some schools more than othersGCSE results 2014: live coverage Continue reading...

The proportion of students getting an A*-C grade in their GCSE results rose for the firts time in three years. Take a look at the other key numbers in the 2014 GCSE results and download...

There is nothing like the joy of seeing students get the grades they deserve. When they dont, it leaves us railing against the unfair exam system Continue reading...

Will Ham Bevan looks at whether vice-chancellors are right to fear mergers Continue reading...

Top grade passes for teenagers taking their GCSE exams this summer went up for the first time in three years, results showed today.

One in three employers admit they never bother to check candidates? degree qualifications, according to a survey out today.

Follow the latest coverage as 700,000 schoolchildren collect their GCSE results

GCSE results show the number of test papers marked a C has increased this summer but English graded dropped sharply and examiners warned of "volatility" in many schools

This time seven years ago, Helena Kealey was an over-anxious teenager waiting for her GCSE results. Here's her advice for students today

As GCSE results are published across the country, a new maths GCSE is set to toughen up the qualification. How would you fare? Take our test to find out

With exam boards warning that GCSE results this year could be "volatile", we examine both past and future changes that could be affecting grades

The headmaster of Bedales School, Hampshire, calls for curbs to be placed on GCSE entries to enable teenagers to spend more time studying subjects such as the arts

A study finds that a third of employers are failing to check up on applicants' qualifications despite concerns that many graduates may be lying on their CVs

Plymouth University's chairman of governors will "stand aside" while he is investigated about claims of sexual harassment.

At Roman Fields pupil referral unit, where all students have been excluded at least once, teachers celebrate 'phenomenal' achievements Continue reading...

Were collecting 2014s GCSE results from schools and colleges across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Our figure for percentage of candidates achieving at least five A* to C grades...

As pupils plan their futures, this year's changes to performance tables aren't perfect, but a big step in the right direction, says the head of Educating Yorkshire's Thornhill academy...

Proportion getting grade C in English falls, but maths passes are up and overall results show modest increase Continue reading...

Notable high achievers include 12-year-old who got top marks in chemistry and England lacrosse player with 10 A*s Continue reading...

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If the prospect of teaching for another year fills you with dread then it may be time for a career change. But before you take the plunge, there are some things to consider Continue...

Want to see the GCSE 2014 results summarised in seconds? Take a look at the key figures from the release in our Guardian Data Vines Continue reading...

An investigation is set to be launched into extreme variations in schools? GCSE results which a headteachers? leader said had left many teenagers as ?victims? of the Government?s reforms.

Spanish will replace French as the most popular foreign language in schools, the head of the country?s biggest exam board said today.

Ofqual, the exams watchdog, says that schools that traditionally make the most use of GCSE resits have seen their results drop three times as fast as other institutions this summer

This year's GCSE results show that the gender gap has widened to a point not seen since 2003 as girls continue to pull ahead of boys in every subject other than mathematics

Look back over today's coverage as 700,000 schoolchildren collected their GCSE results

Exam boards reveal a sharp decline in the number of pupils sitting GCSEs at 15 following the introduction of rules designed to stop children being pushed into the exam hall before they...

Education Minister Nick Gibb says that changes to the exam system have ended the "treadmill" of retakes and that schools have coped well

Examiners report a rise in the number of pupils taking Spanish GCSEs while entries for French and German drop, prompting claims it could soon become the most popular foreign language...

Pupils from George Mitchell School celebrate their GSCE results in London as the proportion of students receiving A*-C grades rises for the first time in three years

The official referendum campaigns are being barred from the majority of schools in Scotland ahead of polling day, BBC research finds.

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Education round up: The pass rate for GCSE students rose, while teachers in America count the cost of providing classroom supplies Continue reading...

From 'CV blind' policies to outreach programmes, the legal profession is trying to better reflect societyStudying law? Read more from our law hub here Continue reading...

Publishing openly provides greater exposure, boosts prospects and can lead to more citations, says Erin McKiernan Open access: six myths to put to rest Continue reading...

Schools from around the country have published their 2014 GCSE results with the Telegraph, available here in our interactive searchable results tables

After winning the public's hearts in Channel 4's Educating Yorkshire, 'Mushy' Musharaf Asghar returns to our screens

Cramming a year's curriculum into your head in a fortnight is a useful ability, says Yomi Adegoke

Campaigners condemn Nigerian pastor who was filmed slapping girl after accusing her of being a witch and warn of organisation that links poor discipline to witchcraft Continue reading...

Association of School and College Leaders warns poorer neighbourhoods may have been most affected by grade volatility Continue reading...

With the autumn term around the corner, follow us as we bring you top tips and advice on getting ready for a new teaching year Continue reading...

This weekend may be the summers last barbecue. But before firing up the coals, here are some handy tips to ensure the novice chef gets it right first time Continue reading...

Sexual abuse in British classrooms is increasing fast, according to official figures that reveal a 40 per cent increase in reports of rape in schools in the past three years.

A study by The Complete University Guide finds that more universities are charging full

Have your say: Teachers' pay could be affected by their pupils' GCSE and A-level results for the first time - do you support the move?

Your scores in your GCSEs are heavily influenced by your genetic heritage, argues Dr Ben Ambridge

The number of infant pupils taught in oversized classes has "spiralled by 200%" since 2010, says Labour.

More than 20,000 students found degree places through the clearing system over the weekend, according to Ucas, the university admissions body.

Hundreds of thousands of students have been accepted for university courses after receiving their A-level results, but for those who did not get the grades they wanted there is still...

Joy and relief for some, disappointment and uncertainty for others at North Bristol Post 16 Centre on A-level results day Continue reading...

A-levels are much easier than exams in the past, right? Well we've made a quiz using questions from last year's Biology, Chemistry and Physics papers by the AQA exam board so you can...

The Guardian visits BSix sixth form college in Clapton, London to talk to students about their A-level results. BSix is comprehensive and offers both vocational and academic courses....

Rise in popularity of maths and science as savvy students target places and Michael Gove's education changes take effect Continue reading...

Among the 300,000 students receiving A-level results this year were the usual crop of the unusual and the unusually talented Continue reading...

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London Academy of Excellence, in deprived Stratford, was set up 2012 with aim of getting local teenagers into top universities Continue reading...

From 2015 there will be much deeper changes to secondary education, writes professor Alan Smithers, an education researcher at the University of Buckingham Continue reading...

Students pick up their A-level results on an emotional day at schools across the UK Continue reading...

Number who sat maths rose by 0.9% while entries for English fell 4.6%, with move attributed to preferences of highly selective universities Continue reading...

Want to see the A-level 2014 results summarised in mere seconds? Take a look at the key numbers from the results in these animated clips Continue reading...

The public is warned about new telephone scams, another swipe at payday lenders and why managers avoid hiring young women Continue reading...

Lego figures set up to illustrate the trials and tribulations of female academics strike a chord with Twitter followers Continue reading...

Students from poorer backgrounds were celebrating today after winning places at prestigious Russell Group Universities with the help of a ground-breaking project that supplies free...

A drop in top grade passes at A-level this year may have been triggered by a growth in the number of candidates taking traditional academic subjects, exam boards have suggested.

If Michael Gove had been around today as Education Secretary he would have been chuffed by this year?s results.

A brother and sister who fled Syria over fears for their safety have achieved places at their universities despite struggling with adapting to life in the UK, family illness and threats...

UCAS figures show record numbers of students have been admitted to British universities following an expansion of places this year, but tutors admit entry grades were lowered for some...

Ucas figures suggest that as many as one-in-10 courses still available through clearing on A-level results day are for Russell Group universities, but admissions tutors warned that...

Celebrities have been sharing their experiences of A-level results day on Twitter, warning teenagers not to despair if they do not get the grades they want

A teenager who gained 11 A-levels at grades A* and A claims she could have started revising earlier

Look back over opinion and university news as some 300,000 students in England, Wales and Northern Ireland collected their A-level results

Figures from the Joint Council for Qualifications show that boys are catching up with girls at A-level - and even stretching ahead in terms of elite A* grades - following changes to...

A soldier who was injured while fighting in Afghanistan gains the grades he needs to go to university, making him the first in his family to achieve a place

Photographers get A-level students to jump for joy as they get their grades

A teenager who fled Iraq with her family achieved straight As at A-level and says she plans to study to become a doctor and repay the UK for taking in her and her family

A record number of students have had their university places confirmed, figures from admissions body Ucas show.

A maximum security prison in Kenya is going to be the unusual setting for a ceremony awarding a diploma from the University of London.

If you're studying a creative degree, a work placement could improve your job prospects Continue reading...

Education roundup: Results day saw a record number of students accepted to university, and maths overtook English as the most popular subject choice Continue reading...

A money dispute with his housemates provoked a bright idea for James Villarreal. Here's his advice for other young entrepreneurs Becoming an entrepreneur beats joining the graduate...

This meaningless pursuit of 'quality' is transforming academics into part-time administrators Continue reading...

A list of the top five wealthiest people to have dropped out of further education

Use the Telegraph's searchable table to find out the percentage of A-level exams graded A*, A or B at almost 400 state schools across England, Wales and Northern Ireland

University students in the UK are being "set up to fail" as paying for expensive accommodation leaves them with as little as

Higher proportion of sixth formers go into further education, including more women and students from deprived areas Continue reading...

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Ucas figures show total number of people going to university could top half a million for first time, despite shrinking demographic Continue reading...

Consider smaller specialist institutions instead of large campus universities if big groups of people aren't your thing Find specialist institutions in the Guardian university guide...

Runner beans may have fallen out of fashion since their 1970s heyday, but they still taste great especially when paired with their French cousins Continue reading...

Getting a degree from a UK university is an expensive business, but young people are exploring other options Continue reading...

Record numbers of teenagers who achieved better-than-expected A-level results have already ?traded up? to take places at some of the UK?s most prestigious universities, official figures...

GCSE grades for hundreds of thousands of teenagers will be published next week, with some schools braced for a significant dip in results following an overhaul of exams

UCAS figures show that leading universities are growing quicker than lower-ranking institutions this year following major Coalition reforms to the higher education system

A third of parents' main worry when their child starts school is that they won't make friends, research by charity Action for Children finds.

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Bumping into former students reminds me that teaching is a privilege we shape young peoples memories. But when all they remember is targets, how does that reflect on us? More from...

Exam results vindicate the former education secretary's reforms - now his successor must keep that radical flame alive, says Matthew d'Ancona

Whistleblowers say schools in Norfolk overseen by Rachel de Souza were able to prepare for visits days or weeks in advance Continue reading...

Ofsted inspections are stifling the further education sector. A peer review system would work much better, argues college manager Jayne Stigger Continue reading...

Headteacher Sarah Moore, who stars in a new documentary series, Heads Tales, talks to Rebecca Ratcliffe about Ofsted, alternative league tables and parental engagement Continue reading...

Students with A-level grades as low as three Es are being offered free tablet computers to sign up for courses, as competition to fill places hots up between universities.

Universities in the UK have been put on alert to be ready for a potential outbreak of the Ebola virus when the new term starts in September.

Research project is aimed at discovering how the treat can stay solid when sold in warm climates Continue reading...

There has been a dramatic rise in class sizes, with the number of five- to seven-year-olds taught in classes of more than 30 rise by 200 per cent in four years to 93,000, the official...

Cambridge University is looking for someone to undertake a PhD that for the sweet-toothed many could lead them to their dream position ? becoming the first doctor of chocolate.

Cambridge University is looking for someone to undertake a PhD that for the sweet-toothed many could lead them to their dream position ? becoming the first doctor of chocolate.

Shadow education secretary will promise to end Tories' free schools and stop ever larger class sizes if Labour win election Continue reading...

So you didn't get the A-level results you were hoping for? Clearing is one option, but a gap year could offer eye-opening experiences Continue reading...

Weve compiled a list of some of the best geography-teaching tweeters out there, covering everything from outdoor art to island escapesCan you recommend someone who isnt on the list?...

Males travel further than females on average and the vast majority want to live in a new town or city, according to new data DATA: the full spreadsheet Continue reading...

Two senior academics debate whether independence would be good or bad for research funding in Scotland Why Scottish universities must remain neutral in the independence debate Continue...

Immigration and a baby boom sees huge rise in number of children being taught in overcrowded classrooms

Effort to encourage academic subjects may have resulted in fewer teenagers taking separate science GCSEs

Half or all working-age adults will have a degree or equivalent qualification by 2020, a new forecast finds

A 37-year-old woman is arrested and bailed by police in Wiltshire investigating a children's nursery which has been shut down by Ofsted.

As of next month maths and citizenship teachers will need to tackle financial education, so we've gathered the best resources on money matters for the classroom Continue reading...

Schools should be freed from the ?top-down, target-driven, exam-obsessed? culture that is dominating our education system, Tristram Hunt urged today.

Latin has made a remarkable comeback in state secondary school classrooms, according to figures released today.

If you want to find out how well a child will do in their GCSE exams, forget the quality of their teachers and look instead at how confident their mother was during pregnancy.

Becca Powis drew her mother Denise, a former model, while at her bedside after she was diagnosed with cancer

A nursery school has been closed and a 37-year-old woman arrested over fears that children may have been 'exposed to harm'


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