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State school pupils doing worse in 'tutor-proof' 11-plus tests

Buckinghamshire's new exam was meant to improve poorer children's access to grammar schools. So what happened? Continue reading...


The former general secretary of the National Union of Teachers, Fred Jarvis, celebrated his 90th birthday at the weekend.The invitation to the party was eye-catching: "Gove's gone,...

Plans to remove all limits on student numbers are likely to lead to an influx of EU students to UK universities ? making it even harder for the Government to recover student loans,...

School librarians are depressingly underused, argues Sally Dring. Many teachers would be amazed at how much support they can give them and their students Continue reading...

A new report shows there are plenty of unanswered questions about lifting the cap we address the key concerns Continue reading...

Plans that could increase student numbers by 20% have not been adequately funded, a policy analysis report warns.

Nick Hillman says government plans for a free-for-all ignored issues of university entry standards and how to fund enrolment Continue reading...

Consumer protection agency sues college for more than $500m, saying Corinthian lured in consumers with lies about jobs The rise and fall of Corinthian Colleges Continue reading...

Let our playlist guide you through freshers week embarrassment free or use it as inspiration to create your own Continue reading...

A Lib Dem MP and an author of the pilot evaluation are among the latest to question Nick Clegg's claims for the policy's educational benefits Continue reading...

The Higher Education Policy Institute says that abolishing limits on the recruitment of students to English universities will lead to a rise in the number of EU undergraduates

Harry Wallop discovers the new breed of student who prefers Prada to Primark and champagne to Happy Hour snakebite

Oxford will also put on similar sessions designed to debunk myths surrounding consent at 20 of its colleges Continue reading...

Students first experience of university life should not include sexist abuse and intimidation. Students groups are taking up the fight but where is the leadership from the universities?...

A scandal-hit university which has already seen its vice chancellor suspended and its chairman of governors stand aside as part of a bitter boardroom feud, has spent

One of the Government?s new free schools has opened up in premises bought for

The majority of Scottish academics will have greeted the ?no? vote in the Scottish referendum with a sigh of relief.

Cultural societies provide a safe haven in your first term, but make sure you also mix with other students Continue reading...

Education roundup: Flaws in the system for dealing with conflict of interest in academy schools and the Department for Education calls for longer state school days Continue reading...

Exclusive, men-only university societies are paving the way for a powerful elite that in no way represents the rest of the population, says Lottie OConor Continue reading...

Ofsted says it may reform the primary school inspection system because too much emphasis is being placed on the teaching of English and maths over other subjects

Therell be upset in the quads as a prestigious survey puts Imperial ahead of Oxford and in joint second place globally Continue reading...

The top 100 universities in the world for civil and structural engineering, as ranked by higher education data specialists QSSee the top 200 rankings and QS institution profiles Continue...

The top 100 universities in the world for electrical and electronic engineering, as ranked by higher education data specialists QSSee the top 200 rankings and QS institution profiles...

Report warns safeguards to protect taxpayers' money in the flagship academies programme too weak and highlights danger of takeover by "cabals and cliques" such as in the Trojan Horse...

The Government?s controversial plan for schools to expand to take two-year-olds in nurseries has been condemned as ?nonsensical?, after official statistics revealed that the vast majority...

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is in first place in the latest league table of the world's best universities.

How Africa's first education tablet computer was created

Cambridge University and Imperial College ranked joint second, with Oxford and UCL claiming joint fifth place in QS rankings The top 200 university rankings in full Continue reading...

Endear yourself to your new housemates with these tasty, simple and shareable recipes Continue reading...

With no targets for providers and no ringfenced funding, the governments new strategy for improving basic skills could become yet more toothless rhetoric Continue reading...

The top 100 universities in the world for geography, as ranked by higher education data specialists QSSee the top 200 rankings and QS institution profiles Continue reading...

Around 60 firefighters called in to tackle the blaze, with no injuries reported at the Triumph Road property Continue reading...

Research suggests children born to mothers who have low thyroid hormone levels during pregnancy do worse at maths.

RE is 'poorly taught' in primaries, even though most devote an hour a week to the subject

British universities are becoming more gay-friendly, according to a major new study by a gay rights charity.

Speaking to the Telegraph, the Master of Marlborough College, Jonathan Leigh, says that state and private interaction can be mutually beneficial, both to schools and pupils

Rolling Jubilee activist group buys student debt at knockdown price to inspire Americans to exert collective powerUS sues Corinthian Colleges for predatory lending Continue reading...

This month, 11-year-old Betania Johnny from Lambeth started at not one but two prestigious new schools. Betania, whose parents come from Eritrea, joined the

As a businessman, Chuck Feeney was remorseless in his pursuit of profit, squirreling away his fortune in tax havens and always driving a hard bargain. Having achieved a cash pile of...

In the wake of the so-called Trojan Horse allegations, there will be 40 unannounced school inspections in England this month, Ofsted has revealed.

While asking pupils to show respect in the classroom is well meaning, it creates a culture of shame, argues teacher David Birch. What terms are more effective? Continue reading...

The top 100 universities in the world for materials sciences, as ranked by higher education data specialists QSSee the top 200 rankings and QS institution profiles Continue reading...

Uncurl your toes, everyone does embarrassing things when they start uni. Have you done these yet? Share your pics of freshers week Continue reading...

The top 100 universities in the world for mechanical, aeronautical and manufacturing engineering, as ranked by higher education data specialists QSSee the top 200 rankings and QS institution...

With the Scottish referendum almost upon us, teacher Lynn Cooper explains how election fever has gripped her Aberdeenshire school Continue reading...

Head teachers say that carrying out Ofsted inspections without warning is like treating school staff as "naughty children".

The National Union of Teachers raises the prospect of more strike action, despite the start of talks with the Education Secretary aimed at resolving the industrial dispute

Checks and balances on how academy chains in England spend large amounts of public money are "too weak", according to research.

The top 200 universities in the world, as ranked by higher education data specialists QSSee the top 800 rankings, QS institution profiles and full methodologyView QS rankings by subject...

Too many courses for school leavers in England are not providing the skills needed to help them find work or go on to further education, Ofsted warns.

Spreading London's school success more widely

Universities minister says he is not persuaded by the argument for raising fees to take into account increased costs Continue reading...

Late in the afternoon of 1 June 2012, I gave a speech to an American graduating class. My audience, or so I thought, was seated before me at the high school in Wellesley, a suburb...

The IET today called on MPs to urge employers in their constituencies to work with local schools to inspire more young people to take STEM subjects

The Education Secretary says families should ask grandparents to read to children, admitting that large numbers of hardworking parents currently struggle to find the time

Sir Michael Wilshaw, the head of Ofsted, criticises poor attitudes among teenagers as the watchdog calls on schools and colleges to place a renewed focus on "employability skills"

What results do students really need to get into a university course?

Have you encountered any of these typical first-year students? Continue reading...

Nothing gives students the experience of awe and wonder better than travelling, says teacher Matthew Bell, who plans to visit every country in the world to inspire his geography lessons...

A growing number of parents support the idea of ballots to determine which children are successful in applying to oversubscribed schools, according to a new poll published today.

Today's exam candidates are nothing if not subtle. One marker tells me of a

Survey commissioned by Sutton Trust says there needs to be fairer admissions to comprehensive, grammar and fee-paying schools when pupils are age 11

Wellington College becomes one of the first schools in the country to launch its own educational research centre as part of a move designed to overhaul the teaching process

Most students who fail to get good GCSEs in English and maths at 16, have not met these standards by 18, figures for 2013 suggest.

The British Council says its first online Mooc course is one of the world's biggest English language classes.

Some parents, concerned about their children's welfare when they go to university for the first time this weekend, have been signing them up for cookery classes.

The top 100 universities in the world for physics and astronomy, as ranked by higher education data specialists QSSee the top 200 rankings and QS institution profiles Continue reading...

An elite new GCSE grade for the most outstanding students will be awarded only to the top one in five candidates who currently get A and A*, the exams watchdog Ofqual has announced.

Milefield Primary School in Grimethorpe, Barnsley, South Yorks., informed parents of their controversial move in a letter sent home with the children on the last day of term in July.

Academics trade blows over a paper questioning whether Shakespeare penned his own plays, with a rival professor comparing the conclusions to those of a "Holocaust denier"

Academics trade blows over a paper questioning whether Shakespeare penned his own plays, with a rival professor comparing the conclusions to those of a "Holocaust denier"

University fees have left students undeterred as they prepare to spend hundreds of pounds of their loans on alcohol and going out during Fresher's Week

Many parents might be doing their children more harm than good, according to a new study, which has found that one in four parents do their children's homework for them

Ofqual says just 3% of GCSE entries in English and maths will be awarded the highest grade under the new system of marking pupils from grades 9-1 instead of A*-G.

The father of a pupil at an academy being investigated over claims it was tipped off about an Ofsted inspection says he warned authorities a year before an inquiry was launched.

BBC Scotland finds tuition fees is a key issue for 16 and 17-year-olds who will be voting in next week's referendum on Scottish independence.

Ofqual reveals that fewer pupils sitting the new exams may be awarded the highest grade than currently get an A* Continue reading...

Freshers will feel the pressure to conform, but alcohol really isn't essential to your social success Continue reading...

Education roundup: New report highlights UKs large class sizes, bonjour primary languages and talented teachers needed in challenging schools Continue reading...

You can go by private jet and pay

Pot-shotten, dagged, topped and drunk: English has always had many ways of expressing a single concept. Can you guess what these words mean?

Ofqual, the exams regulator, unveils plans for a new numerical GCSE grading system, with a likely reduction in the number of pupils being awarded the very best marks

Milefield Primary School in Grimethorpe, Barnsley, South Yorks., informed parents of their controversial move in a letter sent home with the children on the last day of term in July.

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Does your school have a vegetable garden? Are you promoting cycling? We want to hear how schools globally are going green to save the planet and boost learningMy edible classroom gives...

From delivering hot tubs to the student bar to helping students become independent, a lot goes into freshers week. University staff share their stories Continue reading...

As The Boxtrolls is released, we have a look at the 75 best kids films of all time, including Toy Story, Mary Poppins and The Wizard of Oz

Its tempting to bring the entire contents of your wardrobe with you to university just in case. But it pays to be picky, considering how little room youre likely to have in student...

The brain's neuroplasticity decreases with age, but this shouldn't put off older learners they do have some advantages From J-Lo to Strictly: why more students are learning Spanish...

I should be brimming with excitement at the chance of a new challenge in a new school. But all I feel is lonely Continue reading...

A total of 28 teachers were expelled or suspended from the teaching profession in 2013 following disciplinary proceedings over alleged 'inappropriate relationships' with pupils.

The partys

The governments vision for a new loans system will reduce the financial support available to colleges and could put off potential students Continue reading...

Headteacher Nell Nicholson explains how her tiny school in London uses a therapeutic approach to help children with severe emotional and social problems Continue reading...

A study by the New Schools Network finds that fewer than two-thirds of parents are satisfied with education standards while a quarter want to change their child's school

A study by the New Schools Network finds that fewer than two-thirds of parents are satisfied with education standards while a quarter want to change their child's school

A report suggests that major changes to GCSE league tables, including a clampdown on multiple resits, will lead to a decline in the number of pupils gaining good grades

In three years, the grade system for GCSEs changes from A*-G to 9-1. But there will be grades within each numerical grading too. Are you following? Continue reading...

Music lessons will be dominated by ?dead white Germans? as a result of the Government?s planned exam reforms, musicians have claimed.

Dame Judi Dench calls for the revival of regional theatre companies to provide a stepping stone for aspiring young actors, saying financial barriers currently prevent many from succeeding...

The electric guitar has overtaken the violin in the list of most popular musical instruments for children to play, says a music exam board.

A laddish culture on university campuses across the UK is being ignored by vice-chancellors, the NUS says.

Money is key to being a top university, suggests analysis by Times Higher Education, ahead of its annual world university rankings.

Survey finds 'laddism' rife on campuses, as 37% of women and 12% of men say they have faced unwelcome sexual advances Continue reading...

Drum kit and bass guitar gaining popularity, says Royal Schools of Music, but poorer children remain disadvantaged Continue reading...

During freshers week everyone is terrified and insecure it's just a game of who can hide it bestStudents: share your pictures of freshers week Continue reading...

Teacher Carrie Pace tells how her impromptu classroom in a local library became a peaceful haven during protests in Missouri Continue reading...

An NUS survey has revealed that one in four UK students have experienced unwelcome sexual advances, leading to a call by NUS President Toni Pearce for universities to tackle ?lad culture?...

A best-selling book penned by a Portuguese don has excoriated the English for being 'promiscuous, dirty and drunken'

Rising numbers of pupils are taking up pop instruments due to the influence of reality TV shows, finds a study by the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music

The High Street retailer is entering online education with the launch of a business course with Leeds University.

Research suggests three-quarters of British parents want to see payday loan firms banned from advertising to children.

Glasgow School of Art replaces 22% of its most popular books that were lost in a fire at its Mackintosh building in June.

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About 40 schools to receive no-notice visits by inspectors over two-week period after concerns about standards, says watchdog Continue reading...

A mis-timed history lesson Continue reading...

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The top 100 universities in the world in 30 different subject areas, as ranked by higher education data specialists QS View the overall table Continue reading...

The top 100 universities in the world for environmental sciences, as ranked by higher education data specialists QSSee the top 200 rankings and QS institution profiles Continue reading...

The top 100 universities in the world for earth and marine sciences, as ranked by higher education data specialists QSSee the top 200 rankings and QS institution profiles Continue...

Only 3.5% of UK science PhDs stay in university research. Its time universities recognised that, and trained them accordingly Continue reading...

Universities have been urged to join forces with students to cool lad culture on campuses after it emerged three out of four students were familiar with sexually provocative websites...

Longer school days could help improve the poor performance of white working class children, the Government has admitted.

An NUS survey has revealed that one in four UK students have experienced unwelcome sexual advances, leading to a call by NUS President Toni Pearce for universities to tackle ?lad culture?...

Speaking to the Telegraph, Sir Richard Branson says that the sooner young people start learning about entrepreneurship the better

Ofsted launches a wave of "no notice" inspections targeting around 40 schools across England to address serious concerns in the wake of the "Trojan Horse" affair

Nicky Morgan, the Education Secretary, announces plans to reduce teachers' paperwork, saying staff should spend more of their time with pupils in the classroom

The Department for Education tells all state schools in England to consider running a longer day, saying head teachers should put pupils' education before "tradition"

The top 100 universities in the world for chemistry, as ranked by higher education data specialists QSSee the top 200 rankings and QS institution profiles Continue reading...

The universities minister is refusing to reveal Conservative plans on tuition fees and overseas students. This provides an opportunity for Labour to make the running on higher education...

Forget Oxbridge - this year?s world university league tables show the best two institutions in the UK should go by the name "Impbridge".

Celebrities who boast of being no good at maths should be ?named and shamed? for contributing to the national ?scourge? of poor numeracy, says a group campaigning to improve standards...

The QS annual world university rankings were published today, with MIT maintaining its position as the top-ranked university worldwide

Six UK universities are named among the best in the world in major new international rankings because of the growing impact of scientific, medical and technological research

Academy schools are paying large sums of public money for ?services? provided by their sponsors or individual trust board members, expert research has found.

Universities provisions for lesbian, gay and bisexual students are improving year-on-year, according to ratings by Stonewall Continue reading...

Payments to trustees and executives and conflicts such as in Birmingham 'Trojan horse' schools rarely detected, says report Continue reading...

Gunmen attack a teacher training college in the northern Nigerian city of Kano, with officials saying at least 15 people have been killed.

Bloomberg reports on the growing trend of Chinese students attending high school and university in America

Could Microsofts Star Trek-inspired translation service ever replace professional human translation? Continue reading...


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