The latest stories from the Education & Family section of the BBC News web site.
The funding of schools in England will be overhauled to remove big regional differences in levels of per pupil funding, George Osborne confirms.
An apprenticeship levy on company payrolls will fund three million places for apprentices, the chancellor says, but business groups call it a "new payroll tax".
The female governor at a private Muslim school in Birmingham - at the centre of criticism from Ofsted - chose to sit separately from men, says the school.
The education secretary made "an error of law" in leaving "non-religious world views" out of the new religious studies GCSE, the High Court rules.
Open University staff stage a one-day walk out as plans to close seven regional centres are agreed.
Homophobic bullying in school can lead to thousands of children changing their career plans, warns Education Secretary Nicky Morgan.
An annual international comparison from the OECD shows long classroom hours for UK teachers and high fees for students.
Ofsted inspectors warn that a number of private faith schools are not doing enough to respect women, or people of other faiths and beliefs.
The majority of child sex abuse is carried out by family or friends and up to 85% is unreported, the children's commissioner suggests.
All Highland Council offices and schools could be closed from lunchtime on Fridays under proposals aimed at saving the local authority money.
Head teachers would be given £1,000 for every pupil from a deprived background and the discretion over how to spend it under new Scottish Labour proposals.
Plans to redress differences in school funding across England are expected to be outlined by the chancellor in Wednesday's Autumn Statement.
Emergency doctors and safety campaigners call for a national home-visiting scheme to help prevent injuries to toddlers in their own homes.
A girls' school permanently scraps its end of year prom claiming it is too much of a "distraction" to pupils.
Silicon Valley's Stanford University to start teaching in London
Emergency plan to help teach Syria's refugees
A university in Nigeria is trying to help a rising tide of people displaced by Boko Haram violence.
Pupils preparing for exams are abducted, as South Sudan tries to re-open schools
Can Lithuania reverse loss of young and talented?
Seven big myths about why some countries are good at education
A new university in Paris wants to create a "knowledge hub" competing with Silicon Valley.
Universities examine whether time travel is really possible
Business consultancy Deloitte is to use a computer game as part of its selection process for apprenticeships.
The skull of the bear that inspired the Winnie-the-Pooh books is going to be put on public display for the first time in a London museum.
A UK student who lobbied to change the A-level music syllabus after spotting it featured no female composers has spoken to the BBC's 100 Women about her campaign.
David Hampson from Tollbar Academy in Grimsby explains why he cancelled two school trips to France in the wake of the Paris attacks.
The Duchess of Cambridge explains to a conference of headteachers why she works to highlight the issue of child mental health.
Ten-year-old Alma Deutscher has composed an opera, concertos for piano and violin, and started writing a novel, as David Sillito reports.
The difficulties of taming children's computer habits
Do celebrities deserve their honorary doctorates?
Two women desperate not to hear the patter of tiny feet
How do we win the battle of the bulge?
What being a family's firstborn can mean
The makers of Suffragette get a grilling from a teenage audience.