Education News

GCHQ sets up all-female cyber-training classes

The UK's intelligence services say there are too few young women working in cyber-security....

Ofsted pledges new ranking for schools in tough areas

Inspectors to focus on good teaching and a broad curriculum alongside results, says Ofsted....

Rich students save by paying fees up front

About 10% of students pay tuition fees in England without a loan - with claims this helps the wealthiest....

University switches off social media to help student well-being

A university is switching off its social media channels to promote a healthier online culture....

Liverpool University Chinese cheating email 'racist'

Liverpool University apologises after suggesting Chinese students didn't know what cheating was....

Birkenhead school's meal threat angers parents

Parents who owe money for school dinners have been told their children will be given toast or bread....

School starts £20k crowdfunding bid to help ease budget cuts

The head teacher says some fundraising will pay for maintenance as its central budget is being "squeezed"....

Cambridge University 1908 suffrage banners recreated

A costume designer spent a year researching materials and techniques used in the original 1908 banner....

University offers 'should be made after results day', say lecturers

The change could mean the end of unconditional offers and the "chaotic" clearing system, lecturers say....

Overstretched 'sandwich carers' trying to help parents and children

Carers looking after elderly parents and children face depression and stress....

Schools facing 'financial cliff edge'

Almost a third of local authority secondary schools in England are in debt, a study suggests....

Inside the hidden world of Britain's Hasidic ultra-Orthodox Jews

Izzy Posen describes what life is like inside one of the UK's most secluded religious communities....

'I went to Oxford with undiagnosed TB'

Tilly Rose challenges people's pre-conceived ideas about her and helps others get a university place....

South African maths whizz answers complex arithmetic questions in seconds

Sibahle Zwane is only 10, but his maths skills have made him an internet sensation in South Africa....

Healthy eating: What is a correct food portion?

British Nutrition Foundation launches new "handy" guide to stop people cooking and eating too much....

A teacher's story: Eat. Sleep. Teach. Repeat.

One teacher tells her story of how classroom stress led her to have a mental breakdown....

Snow excuses: E-learning on snow days

Winter weather at least meant a day off school. But now technology is threatening to keep pupils studying....

Making better use of 'surgeons flipping burgers'

The UN wants a better system for recognising the qualifications and work skills of migrants....

Wooden clothes on recycled Christmas list

A university in Finland has invented a process to turn waste wood into material for clothing....

'My mum killed my dad'

Sally Challen was jailed for murder in 2011 but a new law means an appeal next month could succeed....

Single mum shares secrets of survival to encourage others

A woman who posted a frank poem about financial hardship on Facebook says it "came from the heart"....

Sylvia Pankhurst raised phone-tap concerns in 1930s

The suffragette argued that duplicate lines were "opposed to the best interests of the community"....

Parental leave: The good, the bad and the unexpected

Three parents share their very different experiences of staying home to look after their children....

Are teachers' Christmas gifts getting out of control?

Some schools are starting to discourage parents from buying teachers presents at Christmas....

Primary school tables: Poor pupils won't catch up for 50 years

As primary school league tables are published, we reveal how long it will take for poor pupils to catch up....

Will Brexit result in more 'Skype families'?

Thousands of Britons will spend Christmas apart from a loved one. Will Brexit make more Skype families?...

Water bill 'too expensive' to flush toilet

A report on poverty says water bills are now the most common arrears for poorer families....

'Buddy Benches' making playtime less lonely

Buddy Benches are proving popular in Irish schools, with a mission to improve the lives of adults as well as children....

Domestic abuse: 'Children are the hidden victims'

A teenager who grew up in a family with domestic abuse explains the impact this has had on her....

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