The latest stories from the Education & Family section of the BBC News web site.
National Union of Teachers vote for strike action in June over pay, pensions and conditions.
Online social media is being misused to insult, intimidate and smear staff in schools, says a teachers' union.
The NUT conference will hear calls for a boycott of assessment checks for four year olds.
Ofsted chief Sir Michael Wilshaw is to take personal charge of the watchdog's investigation into claims that a number of schools in Birmingham have been taken over by Muslim hardliners.
The NASUWT teachers' union warns of industrial action in the run up to next year's general election.
High temperatures, poor ventilation and lack of drinking water in schools make the menopause particularly tough for teachers, the NUT has heard.
Teachers are warning that CCTV safety cameras are being misused by senior staff as a way of spying on lessons.
The NUT conference rejects calls for a four-day autumn strike, but could still press for a summer classroom walk-out
Labour's Tristram Hunt has told teachers in Birmingham that there is no place for "cultural or gender segregation" in schools.
Teachers' union conferences are demanding that schools in England should only employ qualified teachers.
Children can experience the negative effects of bullying on their physical and mental health more than 40 years later, says a study from King's College London.
The NUT conference is to hear calls for a one-day strike in the summer term and a campaign of industrial action over pay and workload.
Nigeria's military rows back on an earlier statement that most of the teenage girls abducted by suspected Islamist militants had been freed.
Four women are arrested in connection with an ongoing fraud investigation at a Birmingham school.
Academics have agreed to postpone a planned marking boycott after employers made a new pay offer.
A teachers' leader says there is a growing crisis over places at primary schools as parents discover which their children will attend.
A teachers' union leader says young teachers are shying away from taking out mortgages because of uncertainty over their future earnings.
Exam boards are urged to consider how Ramadan fasting affects Muslim students during summer examinations.
A teachers' union hears that school staff should check families' holiday plans for clues to female genital mutilation.
A report finds around a quarter of bullied students felt it was causing their grades to slip.
An ex-counter-terrorism chief will lead an inquiry into an alleged Islamist takeover plot of schools - an appointment deemed "desperately unfortunate".
The irresistible urge for online students to talk
Myanmar universities open up with e-libraries
With the threat of cyber-attacks rising, universities will need to train more cyber-security experts.
A mobile solar power classroom brings computers to rural schools in Uganda
The code club where the only rule is 'be cool'
Is it time to download the homework?
An international report warns of the systematic use of violence against schools and universities.
Could a common history book help to soothe past and present tensions?
China's lessons in resilience for rural poor
There are still 57 million children who never have a first day at school and it will take decades to create places, says Unesco.
A former speech-writer to Tony Blair says schools need to do more to help teenagers improve their communication skills.
Parents are often baffled as to why schools in England close for in-service training days , or 'Inset' days, Shadow Education Secretary Tristram Hunt says.
Family life is increasingly under strain because many parents have to put work commitments before their children, a survey of teachers finds.
An investigation into an alleged hard-line Islamist takeover plot of Birmingham schools has widened with 25 schools now under the spotlight.
Starting salaries for graduate jobs, even in the best-paid fields of medicine and dentistry, have fallen 11% in five years, research suggests
Fifteen schools in Birmingham are now being inspected after allegations of an "Islamic takeover plot", the Department for Education (DfE) confirms.
Children in council care are "too often" being housed long distances away from their family and community, Ofsted concludes
Labour dubs a government parenting class scheme a "flop" after just 4% of eligible parents in the pilot areas sign up to it.
Snooker World Champion Steve Davis is taking his love of the sport into schools in the hope of improving students' maths skills.
An inquiry into allegations of a hard-line Islamist plot to take over 25 Birmingham schools is to be lead by the Met's former national head of counter terrorism, it has been announced.
Being bullied as a child can have consequences that last into people's fifties, research suggests.
Schools in Wales are struggling to improve and suffer from a lack of a long-term vision, according to a review.
What hours do teachers really work?
Parents face a tough time getting a primary school place
How 3D printing is changing the shape of learning
What's so different about the new National 4 and 5 qualifications?
Who was buried behind a boys' school in Florida?
Investigating claims of Islamic "takeovers" of schools
Why is education never an emergency?
Can a play teach science and be exciting at the same time?