The latest stories from the Education & Family section of the BBC News web site.
The performance of children in England in tests at the end of primary school edges upwards, the government announces.
Ghana's authorities are investigating several universities over links to suspected recruitment for the so-called Islamic State (IS), officials say.
Young people who identify as goths may be at increased risk of depression and self-harm, a study suggests.
The executive head teacher of a south London academy that is being investigated by the Charity Commission is to retire.
More UK graduates are in work than at any time since the recession, new figures suggest.
A free transport scheme causes a north-south divide in London and needs to be updated, a politician says.
A US study says that the recession saw more talented graduates coming into teaching and they are getting higher results.
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.
Six councils in the north east and north of Scotland unite in a bid to tackle teacher shortages in schools.
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.
Belfast City Council is proposing to develop new planning guidelines for student accommodation.
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.
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
The ASA rule that both Moshi Monsters and Bin Weevils broke its advertising code by pressuring children into making in-game purchases.
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.
Somalia is holding its first international literary festival in the capital Mogadishu.
A quarter of British parents feel lonely and isolated, according to a survey by the charity Action for Children.
School pupils in England are among the unhappiest in the world, according to a report by The Children's Society, as Sarah Ransome reports.
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.
Why a 'quota' for female medical students is causing controversy
The investigators hunting school admissions cheats
What did the results envelope reveal?
Why nerves of exam results day are also felt by school chiefs
How are GCSEs changing? Questions about exams answered
Why re-sit GCSE maths at nearly 40?