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Regular cannabis 'harms intelligence'

Teenagers who are regular cannabis users are "impairing" their educational ability - but moderate use does not harm intelligence, say researchers.


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Research suggests the educational benefits of free nursery places in England are not lasting.

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Science is no longer being seen as a traditional male subject in Britain?s schools, according to new vocational exam figures.

Children as young as three are being traumatised by the strain of private tutoring to get them into the best prep schools, the head of a leading tutoring agency has warned.

Nick Clegg will heap praise on public sector workers today as he tries to rebuild bridges with them before next May?s general election.

Harry Wallop's 11-year-old son routinely carries a third of his own bodyweight to school. Why have we turned kids into packhorses, he asks

A whistleblower tells the BBC hundreds of people at risk of sexual exploitation in Sheffield were let down by police.

Roman gladiators had a diet that was mostly vegetarian, according to an analysis of bones from a graveyard where the fighters were buried.

Pupils at a secondary school closed by a fire, are using online lessons in what is being claimed as the UK's biggest virtual school experiment.

The people who buy and then cancel student debt

There are more ways than ever to learn a language, but how do you find one that suits your learning style and routine? Join us on 24 October, 1-3pm BST, to discuss Continue reading...

From studying to socialising, it's almost impossible for students to unplug for long periods of time Read more from our blogging students series here Continue reading...

Deputy PM to solicit teachers groups for ways to help ease administrative workloads and focus on educating pupils Continue reading...

Nursery-age children should be given lessons in how to brush their teeth to counter a worsening dental health crisis in the most socially disadvantaged sections of the population,...

The Government's Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission calls for the introduction of national parenting classes and higher pay for teachers in poor areas

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The Trojan horse affair is still rumbling on Continue reading...

Ever used pumpkin carving designs to teach reflective symmetry? Use art to trick your students into an educational treat Continue reading...

The Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) has empowered students and academics. Tampering with it could jeopardise our autonomy Continue reading...

A new report claims that the government will fail to meet its child poverty reduction targets by 2020.

On a visit to a school in Somerset, Sir Ian McKellen reprises his role of Gandalf the wizard to offer pupils an exam tip.

The number of complaints about GCSE and A-level marking rose sharply this year, with a fifth of challenges leading to grade changes, says Ofqual.

What happened to the kids from 1970s experimental schools?

Universities and, shockingly, students unions are seeking to stop unfavourable stories about their institutions Continue reading...

Could noting an applicants social background help institutions find unfulfilled potential, or is positive discrimination an insult to working class high-achievers? Four academics debate...

While women dominate both sectors, significantly more men enter and stay in private education. Lucy Ward explores what the statistics mean for teachers career options Continue reading...

A deafblind student's first month at university

Exams regulator Ofqual reveals surge in number of re-marking requests and increase in higher marks awarded on appeal Continue reading...

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Last weekend language enthusiasts descended on Olympia conference centre in London to celebrate linguistic diversity. Here are some of the highlights Continue reading...

Using film in the classroom isnt a perk reserved for English and drama. Teacher Elizabeth Evans explores how science, geography and maths students can benefit Continue reading...

Head teachers have warned of a growing crisis of confidence in the examination system after it emerged that record numbers of GCSE and A-level grades had been overturned on appeal.

Businesswoman and star of Dragon's Den, Deborah Meaden, says that school children need to believe that being an entrepreneur is an option

Teachers in England are being asked to examine how they spend their working day, as Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg vows to cut down on "pointless paperwork".

A cover-up led to Ofsted escaping blame for its part in the Baby P scandal, according to a BBC documentary.

Schools and nurseries need to step in to tackle the worrying trend of tooth decay in children, says the advisory body, NICE.

The investigation into alleged inspection irregularities at three Norfolk schools will be reviewed by an "independent figure", says Ofsted.

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

Meet Xiaoyu, a student from China, home to around 19.8% of all international students at UK universitiesRead more stories from our Meet the global student seriesRead more stories from...

Cut to welfare cap and removal of housing benefit from 18- to 21-year-olds on jobseekers allowance will pay for new scheme Continue reading...

The UK risks being "permanently divided" between rich and poor unless more is done to boost social mobility, says Alan Milburn, the government's anti-poverty tsar.

How can the rich-poor gap be closed?

One recent report claims todays students are super healthy, another that they are piling on the pounds. Which is correct? Read more from the Students by numbers series Continue reading...

He spent decades arguing that education doesnt end when you leave school, but is his legacy now under threat? Continue reading...

Schools should examine their unconscious inequalities often in mundane things and correct them, even if it sparks complaints Continue reading...

Paisley body warmers? Cornish pasty shoes? Amusing cufflinks? Fortunately, Marx can explain our crimes of fashion Continue reading...

Schools across the UK are being sent teaching resources on Ebola, by the charity Action Aid, to help develop a better understanding of the disease.

Free education is not a crazy dream; some countries already have it. We should too, or we face a future where the study of literature or art becomes a luxury available to the rich alone...

A study by academics from University College London finds that heavy users of cannabis have lower GCSE scores, even though occasional access has no impact

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has publicly contradicted the head of Ofsted over whether the watchdog has the right to inspect academy chains.

The head of a tutoring company says that parents are seeking to give children extra lessons from the age of three, warning that it risks undermining infants' development

School leaders say teachers should spend less time marking books as Nick Clegg launches a new initiative aimed at stopping the 'runaway train of bureaucracy' in schools

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The mood was sombre as the teenagers stood and stared at the countless rows of headstones. Nearly 12,000 First World War soldiers are buried at Belgium's Tyne Cot Cemetery, each grave...

Just a word of caution about the research commissioned earlier this month into whether teenagers would do better in exams if they had an extra hour's lie-in before starting lessons...

When I was at school, they tried to make us interested in our future job by forcing a transparent multiple-choice quiz on us. Like maths? Then you could be an accountant! Enjoy food?...

The University of Liverpool has postponed the award of an honorary degree to the Metropolitan Police commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe after an angry backlash from the families of...

The University of Liverpool is to award an honorary degree to the Metropolitan Police commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, despite the fact that he remains under investigation from...

Nicky Morgan, the Education Secretary, says that academies should spend as much money as possible on the classroom to get maximum value for the taxpayer

Nicky Morgan, the Education Secretary, risks a fresh row with Sir Michael Wilshaw, the head of Ofsted, after dismissing pleas to give him more powers to inspect academy chains

A new initiative will focus on giving graduates the skills and self confidence they need in the workplace, amid concerns that many leave university without being "work ready"

New data shows fewer teenagers got five good GCSEs, including English and maths, this year amid major changes to the exams system.

The Department for Education has shelved plans for a code of practice for some religious schools which operate outside of mainstream education, the BBC learns.

Graduates should pay their university a proportion of their future earnings rather than taking out loans, a report by a free-market think tank suggests.

With no national loan scheme for postgrads, aspiring masters and PhD students must reach out to other funding sources Continue reading...

Secondary pupils across the UK will take part in cybersecurity lessons as Cabinet funded resources are launched in response to rising industry skills gap

The number of pupils gaining five good GCSE grades is expected to fall this year but Nick Gibb, the Schools Minister, insists the decline simply reflects tougher standards

Universities and business leaders call for changes in student visa rules, but the immigration minister says their criticisms are based on "myths".

Two dinosaur skeletons have been unearthed in Mongolia, solving a mystery that has baffled palaeontologists for 50 years.

As bill to make sex education a statutory requirement gets its second reading in the Commons, Sally Weale attends a lesson Continue reading...

Fewer pupils gain five good GCSEs but rise in better marks on appeal shows governments changes dont work, say experts Continue reading...

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Studying law can be overwhelming at times, but changing your attitude can make things a whole lot easier Continue reading...

Sponsored feature: With a hefty timetable and stressed teams, work-life balance for middle leaders in schools might seem unrealistic but there is a way of surviving Continue reading...

From the 9th to the 19th centuries, scholars and scribes used Arabic as a lingua franca to debate scientific ideas. Arabic-speaking scholars translated classical Greek, Persian and...

The percentage of pupils obtaining the GCSE benchmark of five A* to C passes including maths and English has fallen for the first time, an official breakdown of this summer?s results...

Pupil Christopher rose above the show's cartoonlike moralising, says Michael Pilgrim

Figures are expected to show a decline in the number of students applying to Cambridge following toughening of entry requirements, even though demand for Oxford is rising

Academics claim that universities are compromising standards by admitting too many students and over-marking work to satisfy "money obsessed" managers

Figures from the Department for Education show a sharp decline in the number of pupils gaining five A* to C grades following an overhaul of school league tables

Council leaders call for a more "common-sense approach" to term-time holidays.

The Local Government Association says it is time to scrap a ban that stops parents in England taking children out of school for holidays during term-time. These mothers in Salford give...

Life after university for disabled graduates

Toni Pearce says students have the numerical strength and the political will to unseat unpopular MPs Continue reading...

Tough rules on taking pupils out of school in term time fail to recognise that family life is not simple Local Government Association Continue reading...

Lots of parents do it, but is taking the children on holiday during school time acceptable? Continue reading...

Education round up: The government builds bridges with teachers by addressing unnecessary bureacracy while Nicky Morgan says academy chains need to think carefully about pay Continue...

Local council leaders have urged the Government to let up on its attempts to stop parents taking their children out of school during term time.

Council leaders say that headteachers should be able to refuse to tell local authorities when parents take their children on holiday during term-time so that they can avoid fines and...

Just how much of a difference is it in price in or out of term time?

The National Association of Head Teachers which represents 28,500 school leaders, has joined the Trades Union Congress.

The schoolmaster and war poet from Rockport School

He cancelled meetings, piled on additional work and refused to offer any support. I started to drink more and at 48 took voluntary redundancy to escape my bullying line managerHelp...

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Poor fall behind after term ends, says Leon cofounder amid reports of children taking months to return to health Continue reading...

Actor Jane Seymours mother learned Japanese and Malay while in an Indonesian concentration camp. She shares how this has shaped her attitudes to language learning Continue reading...

Experimental medicine Sunifiram among record haul of drugs that are increasingly being bought online by students Continue reading...

Helen Fraser is setting up an old girls club to help young women make it in the work place. Is it a good idea?

The Department for Education says teachers will be expected to judge pupils' performance in the three-Rs using tough new national standards at seven and 11


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