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Primary pupils' results edge upwards

The performance of children in England in tests at the end of primary school edges upwards, the government announces.

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Ghana universities 'targeted by IS'

Ghana's authorities are investigating several universities over links to suspected recruitment for the so-called Islamic State (IS), officials say.

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Young goths 'at risk of depression'

Young people who identify as goths may be at increased risk of depression and self-harm, a study suggests.

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Head leaves 'investigation' academy

The executive head teacher of a south London academy that is being investigated by the Charity Commission is to retire.

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Good news for graduate employment

More UK graduates are in work than at any time since the recession, new figures suggest.

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City's 'north-south transport divide'

A free transport scheme causes a north-south divide in London and needs to be updated, a politician says.

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Recession teachers 'get better results'

A US study says that the recession saw more talented graduates coming into teaching and they are getting higher results.

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Hay fever 'bar to university places'

The impact of hay-fever at exam time could be harmful enough to mean that some students might miss out on a university place, say researchers.

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Councils unite on teacher shortages

Six councils in the north east and north of Scotland unite in a bid to tackle teacher shortages in schools.

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Kids Company warned of closure ‘riots’

A set of claims made by Kids Company to civil servants about the impact of the charity's closure have been described as "absurd" and "hysterical", BBC Newsnight learns.

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New planning guides for student houses

Belfast City Council is proposing to develop new planning guidelines for student accommodation.

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Call for school exam failure levy

Schools where pupils fail to get good GCSE grades in English and maths should face a levy to support retakes in FE colleges, says a think tank.

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Stanford to open entrepreneur course in London

Silicon Valley's Stanford University to start teaching in London

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Emergency plan to help teach Syria's refugees

Emergency plan to help teach Syria's refugees

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University feeds 270,000 taking refuge from Boko Haram

A university in Nigeria is trying to help a rising tide of people displaced by Boko Haram violence.

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South Sudan's struggle for schools hit by abductions

Pupils preparing for exams are abducted, as South Sudan tries to re-open schools

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Can Lithuania turn brain drain into brain gain?

Can Lithuania reverse loss of young and talented?

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Seven big myths about improving schools

Seven big myths about why some countries are good at education

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France plans elite mega-university

A new university in Paris wants to create a "knowledge hub" competing with Silicon Valley.

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Could time travel really take place?

Universities examine whether time travel is really possible

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Ad watchdog rebukes Moshi Monsters

The ASA rule that both Moshi Monsters and Bin Weevils broke its advertising code by pressuring children into making in-game purchases.

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Students' video plea to Taylor Swift

Oxford University's debating society releases a mash-up video of past speakers reciting Taylor Swift's Shake it Off, in an effort to lure her to the city to give a talk.

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VIDEO: Celebrating books in Mogadishu

Somalia is holding its first international literary festival in the capital Mogadishu.

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VIDEO: The dangers of loneliness as a parent

A quarter of British parents feel lonely and isolated, according to a survey by the charity Action for Children.

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VIDEO: 'School not a good experience for me'

School pupils in England are among the unhappiest in the world, according to a report by The Children's Society, as Sarah Ransome reports.

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VIDEO: Schools should become academies - PM

One hundred days since the Conservative Party was elected, Prime Minister David Cameron tells the BBC he would like all schools to aim to be academies.

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Are Pakistan’s female medical students to be doctors or wives?

Why a 'quota' for female medical students is causing controversy

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The school places police

The investigators hunting school admissions cheats

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The great balancing act of GCSE results

What did the results envelope reveal?

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Head teachers also face results day nerves

Why nerves of exam results day are also felt by school chiefs

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GCSEs: Where are we up to with all the changes?

How are GCSEs changing? Questions about exams answered

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Maths GCSE re-sit 22 years later

Why re-sit GCSE maths at nearly 40?

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