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Tax relief threat to private schools

A future Labour government would require private schools to "earn" business rate relief by helping out state schools - or lose it, the party will warn.


A Church of England school in east London is expected to be put into special measures, following concerns about a sixth-form Islamic Society.

Police make 11 arrests during clashes with campaigners demonstrating against tuition fees, student debt and spending cuts in central London.

Ofsted chief Sir Michael Wilshaw is to say seven schools in Tower Hamlets must take more action to protect students Continue reading...

Organisers said 10,000 protesters joined Wednesday's anti-tuition-fee march, the largest mobilisation of students since mass protests in 2010. The demonstration was mostly peaceful...

Organisers say 10,000 joined march, which saw NUS offices daubed with paint after it refused to back protest Continue reading...

Teachers, who have been in the profession for more than two decades, reflect on how the stresses and strains of the job have changed? What makes great teaching? ? expert viewsTalk to...

One of the country?s most successful inner-city state schools is to be failed by inspectors for neglecting to safeguard its pupils from extremism in an echo of the Birmingham ?Trojan...

For three nights last week, London?s Royal Albert Hall gave a platform to Britain?s most talented school musicians and singers.

Riot police clashed with student protesters today as campaigners attempted to break into Conservative Party headquarters in central London.

Tensions flared between police and protesters after a central London march against tuition fees and student debt turned hostile

Thousands of students are marching on Parliament in central London over high tuition fees and student debt

Parents angered after Lincolnshire primary school marked down by inspectors for not having enough black or Asian children

Hundreds of students dodge police and tear down metal barriers to gain access to square in protest at high tuition fees and student debt

The changes to A-levels and AS-levels in England are so confusing that the government should write to every school to explain them, says Labour's Tristram Hunt.

Government to present vision for improving what schools can offer children with mental health conditions Continue reading...

Test your knowledge of higher education salaries ? from fat cat pay to zero-hours contracts Continue reading...

Whether it's computer code or Sanskrit, our brains benefit from having to work harder, says Nicholas Ostler

Nick Gibb, the Schools Minister, says that an 'anti-textbook' culture in English schools is leaving pupils in this country lagging behind peers in top-performing nations

A study finds that large numbers of children are not being taught about the Bible, Koran or Torah, with many teachers admitting they lack confidence around sacred texts

Sir John Cass's Foundation and Red Coat Church of England school placed in special measures for failing to monitor the activities of an Islamic society set up by sixth formers at the...

Textbooks should be upgraded and returned to their rightful place in the English classroom, says education minister Nick Gibb.

The threat of industrial action by lecturers over changes to university staff pensions is suspended.

A charity is to give away 2,000 Talking Book audio computers to some of Ghana's poorest communities after securing funds from Unicef and ARM.

Sir John Cass secondary praised by teachers as school downgraded on safeguarding issues Continue reading...

MRI scans show Chinese babies adopted by French-speaking Canadian families retain ?unconscious? knowledge of their mother tongue Continue reading...

Pearls of wisdom will only take new teachers so far ? the classroom will be the real testRead more stories on our Studying education hub Continue reading...

I?m delighted that the gap is now at its narrowest, and we are looking to education and business ? and men ? to bring it to zero Continue reading...

Almost two-thirds of LGBT people in schools have experienced homophobic bullying - or hate crimes as these incidents would be called were they to occur off the playground ? this year.

An American fraternity chapter, whose members have been accused of making rape jokes in meetings on campus, is under investigation

Pupils at six east London schools are "vulnerable to extremist influences and radicalisation", Ofsted's Sir Michael Wilshaw says after snap inspections.

Engineering needs to emphasise its creative side to encourage more young people to take it up as a career, says a leading member of the profession.

Grammar school pupils in the 1980s were no more likely to gain degrees from "elite" universities than comprehensive pupils, research suggests.

One of the leading children's publishers, famed for its classic Peter and Jane reading scheme, is to drop gender branding from its books.

A Church of England school previously graded outstanding is expected to be put into special measures over concerns about a sixth-form Islamic society.

Space agency plans Mars mission with plastic bricks

Education secretary urged to act with urgency following Ofsted inspections of six independent Muslim schools and a state secondary Continue reading...

Many universities have secondary campuses miles from their main sites. Are students based on them missing out? Continue reading...

Guardian columnist to become ?leader and champion? of Cambridge college in October 2015 Continue reading...

Preoccupied with research and snobbish about industrialists in overalls, university departments no longer recognise their responsibility to produce the next generation of engineers...

After the 2008 crash, the most sensible reform would have been to make the financial system more like education, not vice versa Continue reading...

Michael Gove?s decision to ditch modular GCSEs and A-Levels for sudden death exams gives struggling pupils ?no second chance? in the exam system, according to a leading independent...

Grammar schools are no more successful than comprehensives at getting their pupils into elite universities, according to new research.

Sir Michael Wilshaw says he is 'extremely concerned' about large number of failings in each of six independent schools inspected in Tower Hamlets, east London

A study of 7,700 people finds being bright is not necessarily enough to get a degree from a top university

Reports due to reveal "serious concerns" over extremism following Ofsted's investigations into seven Tower Hamlets schools investigated over the Trojan Horse scandal

Around 60 Chinese maths teachers come to Britain, to try to pass on some of the techniques which have helped Chinese pupils come top of global league tables.

James Dyson tells the BBC it is important to keep engineers in Britain to produce hi-tech exports, as he announces a

Pupils at six east London schools are "vulnerable to extremist influences and radicalisation", Ofsted's Sir Michael Wilshaw says after snap inspections.

Chinese maths teachers brought into English primaries

'I was bullied because I'm disabled'

Books accepted on eighth attempt after disagreements over portrayal of Moses, Islam, and Ronald Reagan Continue reading...

Ofsted orders east London schools to change or face closure amid concerns that pupils are not being taught British values Continue reading...

The Jamiatul Ummah Islamic faith school in Tower Hamlets has been condemned as inadequate ? but I did OK after going there Continue reading...

Unlikely disciplines can inspire each other, as with Newton?s analogy between the colour spectrum and the musical scale Continue reading...

Pupils at six Muslim independent schools could be ?vulnerable to extremist influences and radicalisation?, Chief Schools Inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw has warned.

Tommie Rose is raising money to go to study business, but school bosses say the 'black market' tuck-shop breaches healthy-eating guidelines

Speaking to the Telegraph ahead of his departure, John Newton, head of Taunton School, says fast change and the focus on grades are raising "Generation Unhappy"

Peter Stanford visits the school that was marked down for being 'too British' by Ofsted

It should be easier to remove the degree-awarding powers of universities that fail to meet academic and consumer standards, a report by Which? says.

Missed trainee targets could lead to larger class sizes, Labour warns Continue reading...

Better sex education, more understanding and openness are vital Continue reading...

University students do not believe they are being challenged enough in their studies, according to a new report by the consumer watchdog Which?

Bright girls from poor backgrounds are falling behind in class as cash to raise standards is concentrated on boys, it is claimed today. Research into school spending reveals that boys...

A study from Which? raises major concerns over value for money at British universities following the imposition of

What can a group of teenage girls from two very different schools teach us about privilege, ambition, feminism and other things besides?

Edinburgh University says it wants to see 50 per cent of places go to students from outside the UK as figures show institutions are increasingly reliant on foreign fees

Telegraph View: Any potential radicalisation in Tower Hamlets schools needs to be confronted - and it's not C of E schools we should be worried about.

Ofsted?s rush to tackle extremism in education is symptomatic of a political frenzy born of hatred. Continue reading...

In our recent Witness assignment we asked you to share a picture of an everyday item and tell us what it is called in your home language. From ?cup? in Welsh to ?love? in Bulgarian,...

When it comes to open days, many universities run talks aimed at parents. But students don?t always want them thereRead more about parents of students here Continue reading...

Young people want to know about jihadism ? and it?s better that they inquire about it openly, in schools, than elsewhere Continue reading...

Making sure schools fit their students for the society they will live in is part of the inspector?s job Continue reading...

Nigel Lashbrook, head of prestigious boarding school, calls on teachers to encourage rebellion among their pupils

Leading names in the music industry are calling on the Government to change Ofsted rules to ensure schools offer outstanding music provision

A council review is launched after a 13-year-old boy raped a classmate following a sex education lesson at school in Gwynedd.

A teacher and a classroom assistant taped a seven-year-old pupil to a chair during a five-month campaign of bullying, a court hears.

A survey from family lawyers says family break-up can damage GCSE and A-level results and children's health.

At least 132 Birmingham children are suffering or are vulnerable to child sexual exploitation, a report shows.

A top girls' schools leader says England's children are being taught in an "unforgiving system" with "no real second chances".

Mossbourne academy in Hackney believed to be first UK state school to use rowing prowess as an admissions criterionA renowned inner-city state school has further fuelled debate over...

Shadow education secretary Tristram Hunt accuses Tories of doing nothing to ?breach Berlin Wall? in education system Tristram Hunt: private schools have done too little for too long...

Historically black institution in Pennsylvania accepts resignation of Robert Jennings after parents said he appeared to be blaming women for rape Continue reading...

Whom to contact and how Continue reading...

There?s a lot I dislike about my degree and many students hate theirs. Here are some options if you feel the same Continue reading...

Sticky situation with one mum and dad at parents' evening Continue reading...

Under a Labour government, the independent sector will work for the common good or lose its tax breaks Continue reading...

Watching my daughter and her rivals plough up and down a wintry West Yorkshire quagmire makes you think it really could be good for the soul Continue reading...

We?ve had women-only colleges. If Oxbridge is serious about tackling inequality, state school colleges are the logical next step Continue reading...

The number of teachers barred for the profession for inappropriate use of social media has more than doubled in the past year.

Rachael Regan, 43, and Deborah McDonald, 41, are accused of shutting her in a storeroom, tying her shoes on with string and goading her with a biscuit

Alice Phillips, the president of the Girls' Schools Association, says that social media is damaging the relationship that parents have with their children

According to a survey, 36 per cent of those who fail their degree admit to numerous relationships in their final year - compared with 12 per cent of those who get a first

Autumn Statement: students on masters' courses will be eligible for government-funded loans to cover the cost of one-year higher degrees for the first time, under a scheme expected...

Poor teaching, inadequate governing bodies and failures to safeguard pupils against extremism have been uncovered by Ofsted inspections carried out without warning.

A PhD student from Brunel University London has saved himself

Labour says private schools must ?step up and play their part? to break down Berlin Wall in Britain?s education system Continue reading...

What?s the best place to study? Higher education data experts QS have compiled a league table based on factors including affordability, desirability, academic standards and job prospects?...

Melbourne leaps into second place in this year?s ranking of student-friendly cities, while London falls to third place? The 10 best cities in the world to be a student ? in pictures...

Daisy Christodoulou?s Seven Myths attacks accepted views on skills and knowledge and everyone from Ofsted to Dickens Continue reading...

As they compete in a tough marketplace, high-earning vice-chancellors are being held to account as never before Continue reading...

I failed to persuade my own party, but I still believe politicians should not tell teachers how to teach Continue reading...

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Mossbourne academy?s aping of private school culture will certainly gain more of the publicity it?s so good at attracting Continue reading...

British private schools are perpetuating divisions that ?corrode society? and ?damage the economy?, the shadow education secretary Tristram Hunt has said, warning that such schools...

Nick Gibb says primary schools should adopt Chinese-style teaching methods, with an emphasis on memorising times tables at the start of lessons

Barnaby Lenon, Chairman of the Independent Schools council, says plans vilify private schools and are 30 years out of date

Students who live in Coventry tell us why it deserves its place alongside London, Paris and Sydney? The 10 best cities in the world to be a student - in pictures ? Paris tops the chart...

Get involved in events, join the chatter on Twitter ? and don?t be put off by annoying words like ?networking? Continue reading...

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The headmaster of Tristram Hunt?s old school last night accused the shadow Education Secretary of indulging in ?offensive bigotry? against the independent sector.

Sir Michael Wilshaw, the head of Ofsted, says that 11 state schools have found to be failing to prepare pupils for life in modern Britain following a series of snap inspections

Mark Beard, of University College School, says Labour must spend more time raising standards in state education rather than relying on the fee-paying sector

Young people will be able to gain a full honours degree while earning a wage and paying no fees, under a scheme backed by government and industry.

Older children watch half the amount of live television per day than adults, preferring to watch content online, new research suggests.

The number of young Scots smoking, drinking and using drugs is at its lowest level ever recorded, according to new figures.

A complaint from a seven-year-old girl prompts Tesco to remove a sign which referred to a superhero alarm clock as a "gift for a boy".

A nine-year-old boy who wrote applying to manage Bolton Wanderers has a surprise visit from the man who beat him to the job.

Can schools with iPads protect the future of a language?

Tristram Hunt is right to ask private schools to share their expertise with the state sector Continue reading...

The majority of state schools will be forced to cut their budgets next year despite a Coalition Government promise to maintain spending on education, says a report out today.

Research suggests that these worries are often fuelled by parental regrets, with just over a quarter wishing they had studied harder at school

Students four times as likely as pensioners to admit they feel lonely "most of the time"

Independent schools already provide a huge amount of help to the state sector and taxpayer - much more than they receive in tax breaks, says headmaster Mark Beard

Rachael Regan, a classroom assistant, and Deborah McDonald, a teacher, are accused of carrying out a five-month campaign of bullying against the girl at a school in Calderdale, West...

Robert Goodwill, the transport minister, suggests 'racing' parents and bigger cars are putting children at risk

The number of adults in further education in England fell after some were required to borrow to pay for their courses, official data suggests.

Fire service report says the Glasgow School of Art blaze was caused by gases from a foam canister coming into contact with a projector.

The number of children on child protection registers in Wales rises for the sixth year running.

The Senior Man still runs the student council at Durham University's oldest college after an attempt to change the "sexist" job title failed.

A PhD student from Brunel University London has saved himself

The blaze destroyed the category-A listed Mackintosh building in May, when a fire suppression system was not yet operational Continue reading...

Natalie Bennett, leader of the Green Party, has set out proposals to pay for higher education with enforced taxation on multinational companies.

It is, impressively, one of the oldest established schools in the country ? dating back to 970AD, before the Norman Conquest.

Growing numbers of teenagers are suffering from eating disorders and self-harm

The Labour north London elite's hypocrisy for attacking private schools is staggering, says Allison Pearson

The psychologist Tanya Byron criticises poor parenting, saying some mothers and fathers over-control over their children while others try too hard to become a "friend-parent"


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