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Parents face online homework dilemma

Parents feel unable to make children study by blocking internet access, as homework often requires online research, a survey suggests.


Young people whove made a name for themselves online talk you through how to attract followers and make money too Continue reading...

Three independent Islamic schools in London have been subject to snap inspections from education watchdog Ofsted recently, it emerges.

Tablets appear to be replacing televisions in children's bedrooms, statistics from communications regulator Ofcom suggest.

Chief inspector of schools hits back at attempts to undermine watchdogs independence after Department of Education leak Continue reading...

Getting a degree is expensive, so its important to know how you can cut costs and where to find help Trying to choose a uni course? Consult the Guardian University Guide Continue reading...

From being overfamiliar to mixing up your homophones, language tutors share their advice on avoiding common faux pas Continue reading...

As a new university year dawns, there are the depressingly familiar reports of misogynistic behaviour. Should young women really have to endure this to get a degree? Continue reading...

The current system exploits graduate teaching assistants, excludes them from discussions and often treats them as a lower class of teachers Graduate teaching assistants deserve more...

Dominic Cummings, Michael Gove?s former special adviser, attacked the head of Ofsted, describing Sir Michael Wilshaw?s appointment as ?the second worst personnel decision we made?.

The Table of Tables, published this week by the THE, looks at different league tables to rank the top UK universities. Does yours make the grade?

Photographed in their beds, shamed on social media and, for some female students, thats just the beginning. So what are British universities doing about sexual harassment and assaults?...

What happens to young peoples brains when you tell them that education is a business, and that nothing comes for free Continue reading...

I used to envy you all the freedom and excitement of being an 18-year-old fresher. At your age, I had a baby to look after Continue reading...

It shouldnt be us and them, private v state v academies, teachers sniping at each other in 140 characters just think how much more noise we could make if we all spoke together Teaching...

David Cameron considers inner city comprehensive for his elder daughter Nancy in contrast to his own privileged education at Eton College

Government told scrapping intermediate AS-level exam will hit subjects growth in popularity especially with girls Continue reading...

With student sexism hitting the headlines again, male students need to take Emma Watsons advice and speak out Read more from our Blogging Students series here Continue reading...

Teachers should take a public oath committing themselves to the values of their profession, suggests Labour's Tristram Hunt.

The student loan system loses 45p for every pound loaned, yet there seem to be no viable alternatives Have our universities been privatised by stealth? Continue reading...

Buoyed by increased tuition fees, Englands universities are embarking on a massive programme of expansion as they actively compete for students. But its only likely to increase the...

Parents need more opportunity to discuss whats happening in their childs life headteacher Adam Pettitt on student wellbeing and why schools can be both nurturing and ambitious Continue...

The head of admissions at Cambridge University warns against a decision to scrap AS-level exams in their present form, saying they act as a "reality check" for students

Dominic Peckham says The X Factor is responsible for turning pupils off singing lessons, saying they now "expect to be ridiculed" when appearing before adults

Teachers should take a public oath committing themselves to the values of their profession, suggests Labour's Tristram Hunt.

Pupils with ailments including headlice, conjunctivitis, tonsillitis or glandular fever expected to continue attending classes Continue reading...

Doug Lemovs 49 classroom tips are required reading for many new teachers, but he is not universally popular Continue reading...

Plot to 'Islamise' state schools is far from over, says man sent to investigate the scandal

Wider and more rapid powers of intervention to improve failing schools in England are being proposed by Prime Minister David Cameron.

Increasing numbers of men are facing loneliness and isolation in their old age, suggests research.

Squad of high-quality teachers will be created and employed centrally, to be sent out to assist poorly performing schools Continue reading...

Myths and stereotypes abound, but we seldom hear the voices of students whove come to the UK from around the world Read more stories from our global student hub Continue reading...

A new programme is offering British teenagers from low-income families the opportunity to study at the best, most exclusive universities in America, including Harvard, Yale and Columbia....

The Schools Minister and the shadow Education Secretary have endorsed i?s Back to School campaign, which returns today.

Sweeping powers will be given to government-appointed officials to remove governors and headteachers in failing schools if the Conservatives win the next election.

Imperial College London is creating resources for primary schools - backed by Lord Winston - to improve standards of biology, chemistry and physics teaching for under-11s

The Church of England says radical action is needed to prevent more than 2,000 small rural primary schools being closed due to budget cuts and teacher recruitment problems

Prime Minister announces that a new expert panel will have power to fire headteachers as he praises his children's 'brilliant' schooling

The Duke of York says there needs to be a "culture of enterprise" to help young people turn technology ideas into commercial products.

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Letting off steam amid the stress of university applications Continue reading...

Advertisment feature: Jan Dering enlists the help of the White Rabbit and the Mad Hatter to say 'thanks for helping me get a foundation degree' Continue reading...

Meet Georgios, a student from Greece, the home of around 2.6% of all international students at UK universities Read more stories from our global student hub Continue reading...

Famine, under-nourishment and the role smallholder farmers play in feeding our growing population tackle all these issues using our collection of lesson resources about World Food...

The Mayor of London today voiced his support for a campaign which aims to get business to commit more money to education, both globally and in the UK

There are still significant problems at the five Birmingham schools placed into special measures following concerns about a hard-line Islamist takeover.

A children's charity says the emotional needs of those in care should be prioritised but are often unmet.

Children fluent in two languages are better at learning in noisy classrooms than pupils who speak just one, research finds.

Poor children in Birmingham should be given free access to cultural and sporting venues, a report suggests.

Pupils in the Borders have been disciplined and had e-cigarettes confiscated since a ban was introduced in schools earlier this year, it emerges.

An exclusive survey for Newsbeat reveals teenagers' attitudes to social media, with a third meeting online-only "friends".

A planning application is lodged to create Scotland's first centre for children's literature at a house which helped inspire the Peter Pan story.

Headteachers are breaking the rules to feed children and their families because they say they cannot ignore the signs of poverty Continue reading...

Meet Vidipt, a student from France, the home of around 2.8% of all international students at UK universities Read more stories from our global student hub Continue reading...

Applicants these days want high-spec pads, but upgrading halls is tough when investors only want to lend to elite institutions Continue reading...

The odds on disadvantaged children getting into elite universities are shocking offers should now reflect a students background Continue reading...

Nothing will change until we eliminate all social and academic selection and adopt systems such as lotteries and banding Continue reading...

Funding decisions announced on Tuesday; school websites adopt British values; more delays to Durand boarding school; costs of forced academisation; and the smallest free schools Continue...

From revamping Miley Cyruss Wrecking Ball to screening archive clips of World War One, five teachers share their innovative ways of using video in lessons Continue reading...

To mark Ada Lovelace Day, a celebration of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (Stem), find out how much you know about women's scientific achievements and the barriers...

My students are aged between 11 and 18. The greatest compliment I can pay to a student?s character in the staff room is ?you could hire him tomorrow,? but it is pretty rare that you...

Poorer children have less opportunity to move up the social ladder than previous generations, according to one of the Treasury?s leading officials.

Researchers from Anglia Ruskin University find that children who speak at least two languages in the home perform better than monolingual pupils at primary school

The first of four online courses exploring WWI and run by the universities of Birmingham, Glasgow, Leeds and the Open University has launched today

Some primary head teachers are being cold-called by 'brokers', urging them to convert to academy status, a teachers' union leader has told MPs.

Poor teaching and governance continue in Birmingham schools at centre of alleged Islamic infiltration plot, inspectors say Continue reading...

Group claims Jewish schools disproportionately targeted and that inspectors asked pupils inappropriate questions Continue reading...

Compulsory languages at primary school level may be a positive step, but does it address the bigger picture? Continue reading...

Meet Cal, a student from Ireland, the home of around 3% of all international students at UK universities Read more stories from our global student hub Continue reading...

From speaking Malay as a young marine, to offending his Chinese teacher with unfortunate translations, Paddy shares the twists and turns of his language adventures Continue reading...

We asked, you answered. Students share their ideas on empowering girls Continue reading...

Five Birmingham schools declared failing in the wake of the alleged ?Trojan Horse? takeover plot by hardline Muslims have still not improved, Ofsted has warned.

Brighton College becomes the first school in the country to pay its own teachers to act as exam markers amid concerns over grading standards in GCSEs and A-levels

While Karren Brady didn't attend university, she says it's important to encourage young people to aim for higher education and apprenticeships

Ofsted says that five schools at the centre of the Trojan Horse affair in Birmingham are failing to improve, with teachers struggling to promote religious 'tolerance'

Schools should not shy away from promoting "fundamental British values" to their pupils, says Education Secretary Nicky Morgan.

University leavers should be offered a "golden handcuff" to stay and work locally after graduation, a study says.

A global drive is needed to tackle extremism by making education systems in all countries teach respect for other religions, Tony Blair says.

Head teachers want primary school pupils to learn more about the links between learning and the world of work.

Banning the internet or filtering content may not be the best way to keep children safe online, research suggests.

Fight war of ideas against extremism

Meet Florence, a student from Hong Kong, the home of around 3.1% of all international students at UK universities Read more stories from our global student hub Continue reading...

Youre right Ofsted, English and maths teaching in colleges could be better. But you need to look beyond data to see why this is happening, says our anonymous blogger Continue reading...

Laddism is at home in the callous environment of market-driven higher education, argues, Alison Phipps, who offers advice to universities on how to root it out Continue reading...

Many schools have stamped out homophobia but few have got to grips with transgender issues its either too confusing or they worry parents will complainThe gift of a lifetime: how trans...

The BBC journalist Fiona Bruce has urged young people from ethnic minorities eager to break into journalism to take advantage of media organisations? desire to access their voice and...

As the first UCAS deadline looms, new research finds that some university applicants value the advice of parents over their own views when choosing a university

The number of children in England missing lessons has fallen, as fewer families take term-time holidays, government data shows.

Educational establishments at seaside outposts face host of problems, including staff recruitment and retention Continue reading...

Oxford marks undergraduate application deadline by publishing selection of interview questions including How much of the past can you count? Continue reading...

The festival launching on 17 October aims to build on the growing momentum behind language learning Continue reading...

Business secretary Vince Cable says the governments immigration policy is ludicrous and basically very stupid Continue reading...

Nicky Morgans decision to block inspections of managers and sponsors labelled absurd by fellow Tory MP Graham Stuart Continue reading...

Meet Lothar, a student from Germany, the home of around 3.4% of all international students at UK universities Read more stories from our Meet the global student series Read more stories...

Number of school days lost to term-time holidays cut from 3.3m to 2.5m, their lowest level since 2006 Continue reading...

Amara Banjura, 35, a radio presenter who used show to dispel myths about disease, refused accommodation in Norwich Continue reading...

Nicky Morgan, the Education Secretary, says two teachers implicated as part of the Trojan Horse affair in Birmingham have been given interim classroom banning orders

Research published today suggests that widely believed myths about neuroscience are being used to justify classroom practice that has "no educational value"

The University of Oxford have today released a set of sample interview questions in an attempt to explain the reasoning behind the notoriously difficult interview process

Oxford University releases interview questions to debunk myths surrounding the system, including history students being asked 'how much of the past can you count?'

Department for Education figures show a sharp decline in the number of children taken out classes for term time holidays as school attendance rates hit a record high

Meet Laavynia, a student from Malaysia, home of around 3.5% of all international students at UK universities Read more stories from our Meet the global student series Read more stories...

Repeatedly marking the same question is mind-numbingly boring, but its a great insight into how exams are assessed, says teacher Andrew Jones Continue reading...

David Blunkett came up with a surprise response when asked at a recent meeting who he considered to have been the best education secretary: his Conservative political foe, Kenneth...

There aren't many UK universities that can offer their students work experience at some of the biggest media outlets in the country simply by taking a short walk along the corridor.

Teachers worried about problems in schools do not know how to raise the alarm because of the expansion of free schools and academies, according to a report published today.

Inspectors failed almost a third of further education colleges offering higher education courses that were checked this year.

Five-year-old boys lag behind girls in reading, writing and maths, official statistics suggest.

Students at some universities are having to share single rooms, the BBC has learned.

Three youngsters from the UK triumph in a Europe-wide coding competition organised by Microsoft.

Teenage science winners aim to tackle world hunger

Meet Carmela, a student from the US, home of around 3.8% of all international students at UK universities Read more stories from our Meet the global student series Read more stories...

If the media portrays student life as a hell on earth with no support available, it will only make students feel worse, says Alan Percy Uni counselling services challenged by growing...

Britain?s top private schools are coming under scrutiny from anti-corruption groups for unwittingly accepting laundered money from wealthy foreign criminals and corrupt officials.

Pupils opting for a career in science are likely to be privileged, male and with an Asian background, according to new research.

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Nick Clegg's wife calls on young women to adopt facade of confidence and reveals personal frustration at political attacks in newspaper interview

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The Department for Education says nurseries must do more to prepare children for school as figures show four-in-10 infants did not reach a 'good level of development'

Writer to use David Fickling lecture to argue that some teaching methods promoting literacy are polluting the reading experience Continue reading...

Meet Bakura, a student from Nigeria, home to around 4.1% of all international students at UK universities Read more stories from our Meet the global student series Read more stories...

Education round up: Children who speak more than one language may perform better in lessons, while headlice, conjunctivitis and tonsillitis are no longer reasons to keep students off...

Ever wondered where all the bloody teaspoons are? Or how to avoid that pesky dribble down the underside of the teapot spout? Thankfully researchers have tackled these pressing issues...

The meteorologist and television personality Sian Lloyd has called for a level playing field in education as she stressed the importance of self-belief, at a Back to School event in...

The Boarding Schools Association has issued guidance on Ebola after some heads asked how to deal with students returning from affected countries.

Extra funding designed to boost sport in primary schools could be used to tackle childhood obesity, says Ofsted.

Groups offering mental health support to children and young people will be able to apply for government top-up grants, say ministers.

Two Strathclyde University students diagnosed with meningitis are said to be stable and showing signs of recovery in hospital.

Excessive planning and marking not required, Ofsted tells schools, as education secretary Nicky Morgan says move is aimed at reducing workload Continue reading...

Meet Raghav, a student from India, home to around 5.3% of all international students at UK universities Read more stories from our Meet the global student series Read more stories from...

Blind student is reduced to tears outside Tesco, following a mass protest at a Sainsburys store where two female students had been stopped from kissing Continue reading...

The detention of young Darfuri women studying in Khartoum has sparked outrage among activists who point to systematic discrimination Continue reading...

Soggy mashed potato. Its a classic blunder any novice cook can make. Heres how to knock up some tasty fishcakes that wont disintegrate in the pan whatever state the chef might be in......

Ofsted has published its latest observation guidelines. How will they affect you and your colleagues? share your views with usOfsted tells teachers what not to do in effort to dispel...

Labour would continue to allow good and outstanding schools to convert to academy status, says Shadow Education Secretary Tristram Hunt.

Only one in four primary schools using Olympic legacy sports cash to develop most able pupils' sporting talents, Ofsted study finds

Schools are monitoring the travel arrangements of pupils from abroad and being told to look out for Ebola symptoms as part of plans to prevent an outbreak in Britain

The threat of death makes you realise the pointlessness of self-imposed obstacles, writes a breast cancer survivorRead more about studying postgrad here Continue reading...

When I started in the profession, I knew there would be sacrifices for the greater good, but I never expected that I would die alone More from The Secret Teacher Continue reading...

As the cost of private schools soars even further, it can pay to fully investigate the many bursaries on offer, reports Christopher Middleton

Now evidence reveals that principals at Rachel de Souzas Inspiration Trust schools, praised by Michael Gove, were surprisingly well informed about when inspections would happen Continue...

When the choice is between the needs of a part-time job and a full-time one youre really proud of, the full-time one wins Continue reading...

Emails contradict claims in inquiry that schools had no prior notification of inspection visitsEmails expose how schools knew inspectors were coming Continue reading...

Head at centre of scandal is offering 'intensive courses' for children despite ban from schools

Higher education is better funded than it has ever been and repaying student loans is affordable and costs less than the commercial rate Continue reading...

Teacher Carl Rosin discusses his alternative assessment model and why he wishes his school wasnt top of state rankings in Pennsylvania Continue reading...

New legislation gives schools extra powers to bring in children aged two without registering them separately with Ofsted, despite fears it will harm their development

An exam board says universities should not treat A-level results as 'finalised' until the end of October - a month after courses start - because of possible marking errors

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More than 5,000 people have signed up to free course, in which Alan Hansen is one of the contributors

Christian group warns 'British values' rules imposed after Trojan Horse scandal leading to schools with a religious ethos being marked down by inspectors for failing to promote 'tolerance'

The Lord of the Rings actor delighted Bristol schoolchildren with this in-character revision message


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