Education News

Strep A schools may be given preventive antibiotics

The drugs would be used to stop more cases of the bacterial infection that has killed some children....

Cambridge University student Alexander Horner died by suicide

The death of Alex Horner is one of six suicides or suspected suicides at the university in 2022....

Arabic lessons: 'It's respectful, the Irish people learning my language'

Pupils at a County Tyrone school are learning Arabic to be able to speak it to Syrian students....

GCSE pupils to have extra help with exams next year

In mathematics, physics and combined science, students will be provided with supporting material....

Wales' education: Teacher pressure sparks staffing fears

One head teacher says experienced staff have already quit over long hours in the profession....

Second teachers' strike to lead to more disruption

The extent of the disruption is becoming clear as schools inform families about strike-related closures...

University of Derby: Mother suspended from lectures over baby row

Leah Foster says the university went back on an earlier deal and she is now missing valuable teaching....

'School talked only about care leavers going to prison'

Just 13% of care leavers go to university at 18, compared with 45% of the wider population....

What is strep A and what are the symptoms to look out for?

Another UK child has died from this highly contagious infection. What should people look out for?...

County lines: ‘I was 11 and in a drugs gang - why did nobody save me?’

Young people and families tell of abuse from drugs gangs, as one group battles to reach kids at risk....

Teachers' strikes: What are they paid and will schools close?

Most schools in Scotland closed in the first of a series of teachers' strikes....

'We can only buy one £2.10 school meal a week for our daughter'

Alishah doesn't qualify for free school meals, but her parents are among many struggling with lunch costs....

Cost of living: Struggling single dad flooded with offers of help

The BBC returned to give Samuel some good news....

Do you need to change your accent to get a top job?

Student Chris explores trying to change the way he speaks, out of a concern his accent may hold him back....

Children in Need: 'Moments with my baby brother were the best'

After her brother Deakin died, Chloe volunteered at a local kids club to help deal with her grief....

Birmingham stab victim's mum fronts anti-knife campaign

Sarah Barry, whose son Jack was stabbed to death, says she never knew he also carried a knife....

Dyscalculia: ‘Numbers look like a foreign language to me’

BBC Young Reporter Rose, 18, explains how she navigates life with dyscalculia, a maths learning difficulty....

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