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Secret Santa: 'there is always the resident office scrooge'

The yearly office ritual of secret Santa is upon us. And it?s no simple task to organise. One academic recounts the experience in six stages Continue reading...


Education round up: Nick Clegg says cynics of free school meals can eat their sprouts, primary school boys more likely to use text language and Ofsted champion support for Roma children...

Rather than bow under the pressure of a media frenzy, headteacher Elizabeth Churton used the uproar as a chance to engage parents and the local community Continue reading...

Unfashionable areas of study face funding cuts under new proposals Continue reading...

If you like teaching and know your university subject well, tutoring could be a good way to make money Read more on students and employability Continue reading...

PR can be fascinating and rewarding but a lack of diversity means it?s hard work being a minority in this industry? More from PR peep show Continue reading...

Students have been advised to be vigilant against fraudulent emails purportedly from the Student Loans Company over the festive period

Record numbers of students entered university this year, but the gender gap has never been wider, according to annual admission figures.

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan is criticised by the UK Statistics Authority over her use of statistics.

Scotland's children's minister becomes the first member of the Holyrood government to take maternity leave.

The government is "working on a solution" to avoid a drop in school funding for the poorest pupils because all England's infants now get free meals.

Half of younger primary school children in Wales are still hungry some or all of the time after eating their school meal, the children's commissioner says

Ucas figures show overall admissions in 2014 were at a record 512,400, with 10% rise in candidates from poorer familiesThe number of students securing degree places at UK universities...

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The Manchester University professor will explain how to hack everyday objects in her Faraday Christmas lectures Continue reading...

The A-level Content Advisory Board says all teenagers should complete a dissertation as part of modern language qualifications, focusing on the culture of another country

Rina Khan walks free from court after being found not guilty of common assault and child cruelty during primary school maths lesson

Man arrested after Highcliffe School in Christchurch, near Bournemouth, goes into lockdown following reports that shots had been fired at workmen nearby

The Conservatives are considering plans in the general election manifesto to reshape Ofsted amid concerns it may be damaging school standards

The attack in Peshawar that killed more than 100 children last week was just one of hundreds of Taliban attacks against schools, says a new report. And the violence is working, with...

An inspiring message from a headteacher to year 6 pupils was meant to be read by a just few dozen parents but touched the hearts of thousands. Then, inevitably, came the backlash Continue...

Can technology improve concentration?

Grammar schools should be widely re-introduced across Britain because they represent the best chance of securing a good education for all

I plan to learn Spanish in the new year ? but wonder if there is an effective alternative to

Gifts, mince pies and crackers must display the objective of Christmas, which can no longer be deemed satisfactory? More from the Secret Teacher Continue reading...

A study suggests boys are being held back by their reluctance to write outside school.

The BBC's Alex Forsyth investigates whether free school meals for infant pupils in England has had an impact on the pupil premium funding.

Twitter feeds have been flooded with celebratory comments following the research excellence framework results. We pull out some more reflective comments Oxford overtakes Cambridge as...

Nick Clegg, Liberal Democrats leader, talks up his party's school meals policies on Thursday. Clegg has said that more than 1.6 million infants are getting lunchtime school dinners...

Staff and children kept briefly inside Highcliffe school, Christchurch, after workers reportedly shot at by ?air weapon? Continue reading...

As one who also came to the piano late, I admire the shadow chancellor for his musical achievement Continue reading...

Liberal Democrats welcome figures after initiative to provide free dinners to all children regardless of wealth of their parents Continue reading...

At least 126 people, most of them children, have been killed in a Taliban assault on an army-run school in the Pakistani city of Peshawar, officials say.

Children are ending up sleeping rough because local authorities are failing in their duty to protect them, says a charity.

There is a large drop in the number of appeals to the Scottish exams agency after a major change to the system.

Pupils in Wales should start studying their maths GCSEs courses a year earlier than they do now, according to the head of the largest exam board in Wales.

Is there a particular education book that has excited or influenced you? Here are some recommendations. And now tell us yours ...Recommended by Professor Tim Brighouse Written by a...

Computers may dominate our lives, but mastery of penmanship brings us important cognitive benefits, research suggests Continue reading...

The legal profession is making efforts to open its doors to minority ethnic graduates ? but the most senior roles remain out of reach Continue reading...

If someone you know has learning a language as a New Year?s resolution, here are few ideas for a perfect gift to help them on their way Continue reading...

Teachers will be justifiably angry if their 44,000 responses to the government?s ?workload challenge initiative? end up changing nothing Continue reading...

DfE officials fear media-savvy parent campaigns; ?top? primary school under investigation; strange goings-on in Lewisham; and yet another controversial conversion Continue reading...

Which will have the most impact on higher education funding: this week?s Research Excellence Framework or the long-term effects of public sector cuts? Continue reading...

More than half of university staff say recent policy changes have caused an increase in bullying ? and that institutions aren?t doing enough to tackle the issueView the survey findings...

Louise Tickle wins CIPR award for National Education Journalism and Janet Murray is runner up Continue reading...

Bird-feather counters exhibited pluck, but had little to show for their exacting and tedious work Continue reading...

Higher education network readers explain how bullying affected their working lives ? and what support they received from their universityStruggle for top research grades fuels bullying...

Funerals begin in the Pakistani city of Peshawar after the country's deadliest Taliban attack leaves 132 children and nine staff dead at a school.

Children from Roma backgrounds in England's schools must be better supported to learn and achieve, a report by the watchdog Ofsted says.

Design and technology is being marginalised by curriculum changes, the subject's teachers say.

As head of drama Phil King prepares for his school?s annual Christmas show, he explains why theatre is unique in they way it prepares students for further study and work Continue reading...

Join us 19 December from 12-2pm GMT to discuss whether the REF is an effective way to audit research in UK universities Continue reading...

We should be worried about the competence of those running our universities, says Gus John, who identifies three reasons why bullying goes unchecked in academia? Struggle for top research...

Financial literacy, included in the National Curriculum for the first time, is predicted to change spending and saving behaviour Continue reading...

258 MPs back legislation to make big companies publish differences between pay of male and female employees Continue reading...

Schools are struggling to find the finances and resources to educate Gypsy and Roma children because fear of discrimination means many of their parents are not revealing their true...

The Education Secretary says exam results are not a higher priority than building pupils' "grit and resilience" as she unveils a new

Detectives examine allegations dozens of boys and girls at Derbyshire school asked to send explicit images on Instagram and other social networks

Results from this week?s research audit will determine universities? funding and reputation for years to comeJoin our REF live chat 19 December from 12-2pm GMT After years of stress,...

Vice-chancellors will discover results of research excellence framework, which determines distribution of

From baking together to visiting Christmas markets, there are plenty of ways to keep your son or daughter from getting bored over the festive season Continue reading...

Until everyone understands the invisible impairments children have, I will fight on for them to be heard Continue reading...

The attack on a school in Pakistan is not an isolated incident

Why has the interest in grammars been so persistent?

After the horror of Peshawar, the world must ensure that classrooms never become instruments of war Continue reading...

We?ve found 12 marvellously festive lesson ideas that combine seasonal frivolity with an educational twist Continue reading...

A Preston art student raises over

From talking on the phone for the first time to using local slang and being faced with a wall of laughter, Erica Buist on how to get over some of the most painful language mistakes...

Rina Khan hit child after losing temper and calling pupil a 'muppet' when he got maths question wrong in class, jurors told

A major analysis of research quality, which will decide

An extra 1.3 million pupils in England, 85% of infant children, are eating a free school lunch, the government says.

The 46 children who made it to an unlikely nativity

Results of two-year-long assessment of universities? research output will determine division of funding? See the full university rankings hereCambridge University has been nudged off...

Science departments in UK universities have the highest proportion of excellent research, while health studies come out top for their impact successRef 2014: the full rankingsRef 2014:...

The Research Excellence Framework (Ref) is a quality measure of universities? academic work, which will decide how much funding they receive for the next six years. Funding experts...

The poor calibre of many students on the compulsory BPTC undermines the value of the courseRead more stories about studying law Continue reading...

Lego wants to be taken serious by architects, urban planners, even MIT. Can these pricey kids? toys teach us how to build better cities, or is it all just brand hype? Continue reading...

Research Excellence Framework, which judges quality of research, widely criticised as divisive and a cause of bullying Continue reading...

The Christmas break is finally here, so how can teachers make sure they leave work in the classroom? Neurologist Judy Willis shares her advice Continue reading...

In 2013, 12 people died in terrorist attacks in the west compared with 22,000 in non-western countries. How can poor Muslims escape the scourge of Islamist extremism? Continue reading...

Oxbridge graduates who come from disadvantaged homes earn bigger starting salaries than those from families with a history of going to university, according to a study by the Sutton...

Northern universities have taken a hammering over the quality of their research, with academics facing the prospect of being made redundant after several institutions slipped down...

Shirley Conran tells Peter Stanford why maths is a feminist issue and who she'll be spending Christmas with this year

Results from the Research Excellence Framework (REF) show University College London has overtaken Cambridge but Oxford is still the best institution for research

A study by the Sutton Trust says that "not all degrees are created equal" as figures show Oxbridge graduates with economics qualifications are Britain's highest earners

Results shows that Oxford is still the best institution for research. Use our searchable league table to find out where your university ranks

The National Literacy Trust finds that boys are much more likely than girls to use mobile phone text message abbreviations such as "lol" and "gr8" in the classroom

Rankings published today show the top universities in the country for research excellence. Check out which institutions made the top 10

Rumer was the heroine at an event on the future of music education which highlighted both positives and negatives Continue reading...

The head of UCAS says the higher education system is becoming a "buyers' market for applicants" as students get record numbers of offers from universities

Try and get through the quiz requiring a large dose of mental agility at this festive time of year and win a subscription to Significance magazine Continue reading...

Pakistan's interior minister says police have arrested several suspects in connection with last week's massacre at a school in Peshawar.

Home Secretary Theresa May backs a plan that would force foreign students to leave the UK after their university courses, in a bid to curb illegal immigration.

A BBC interview with the tough head of Hanban, the body charged with promoting Chinese culture and language, does little to dispel suspicions of political control, says John Sudworth.

It?s not always possible to drive home for Christmas, but this doesn?t have to mean missing out on festive fun Continue reading...


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