The latest stories from the Education & Family section of the BBC News web site.
More children have mental health problems than two years ago, according to a union's survey of education staff.
Ofqual sets out the range of A-levels and GCSEs that will no longer be taught amid moves to toughen examinations in England.
A study suggests too many children in England are starting school unable to communicate well enough or control their behaviour.
The number of children living in temporary accommodation in England is at a six-year high, according to official figures.
Schools in England will have less to spend per pupil over the next five years, no matter who wins the election, according to analysis by the Institute for Fiscal Studies.
Councils in England and Wales want new powers to combat men suspected of grooming children for sex, by using Asbo-style preventative measures.
Manchester Metropolitan University becomes the UK's first higher education institute to offer students a degree course in Urdu.
A range of modern languages vital to the UK's economic future could be lost from schools in England, warns Labour.
Groups offering mental-health support to children and young people are to receive a multi-million-pound funding boost from April, the government announces.
Strict new rules on taking pupils out of school in term time risk making family holidays a middle-class preserve, a teachers' union has warned.
Adult education and training in England "will not exist by 2020" if the government continues its "swathe of cuts", the Association of Colleges has warned.
The University of Buckingham breached its own regulations in an investigation into possible plagiarism, an independent inquiry has found.
A new campaign - backed by bursaries - to attract more graduates into careers as Religious Education teachers has been launched.
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
Pupils at Pen-y-Dre High School are in shock after the French striker turned up to present a sports award to a pupil.
A student at Oxford University has found that a coronation medal was personally designed by Isaac Newton and includes a political message.
Classical music is transforming children's lives in a Tyneside's inner city areas as part of an innovative project at Sage Gateshead.
The BBC News Channel takes a look at the highlights of BBC News School Report Day across the BBC.
Students from Haggerston School in Hackney gave up their social media accounts for a week for BBC News School Report.
Match of the Day summariser Kevin Kilbane went to meet aspiring pundits Sam and Ben from Lancasterian School in Manchester.
Young jobseekers 'cautious and pessimistic'
Branwen Jeffreys on a campaign to let children learn to think
How talking football boosts pupils' confidence
Academies may not be better at school improvement
BBC School Reporters take to the water
Five pieces of scientific research that changed medicine.