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End primary school 'chaos', heads say

Head teachers cannot and will not endure another year of the "chaos" that has raged in England's primary schools, the National Association of Head Teachers' conference hears.

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Industrial action threat over academies

Head teachers threaten industrial action over plans to force all state schools in England to become academies, after heckling the education secretary at their conference.

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Primary tests in England 'too hard'

New national tests to be sat by 11-year-olds in England have been made too hard, say head teachers.

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School bans 'abusive' swearing parents

Some parents are banned from entering a Kent school without a pre-booked appointment after staff are verbally abused.

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Schools could stay closed until August

A number of the 17 Edinburgh schools closed on safety grounds are unlikely to reopen until the new school year in August, BBC Scotland learns.

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Care children denied mental health help

Children in care have more mental health problems but too often miss out on treatment, say MPs.

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Warning on subject choice at 16

Too many university applicants realise too late they picked the wrong school subjects at 16, says the consumer group Which?

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England degree debt 'higher than peers'

University graduates in England face higher debts on graduation than their peers in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, the Sutton Trust says.

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'Not diverse' nursery report withdrawn

A report claiming a Market Rasen nursery was failing to teach toddlers about cultural diversity has been withdrawn by Ofsted.

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Morgan offers no academy concessions

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan offered MPs no compromises over controversial plans to force all of England's schools to become academies.

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Muslim school staff 'divided by gender'

Ofsted chief Sir Michael Wilshaw warns gender segregation is still taking place among teachers in Muslim independent schools.

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Parents plan school protest over Sats

Thousands of parents in England plan to keep their children off school for a day next week in protest at tough new national tests, campaigners say.

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India 'sedition' students suspended

Two Indian students accused of sedition for helping organise a protest at Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru University are suspended from campus.

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Government wins vote on child refugees

MPs vote against an attempt to force the government to allow 3,000 unaccompanied child refugees into the UK from Europe.

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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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Uni applications should be 'personal'

University hopefuls are urged to keep their applications 'personal' by admissions body UCAS.

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VIDEO: Should all children study RE?

Head teachers are to discuss whether parents in England should be allowed to take their children out of religious education classes, on the grounds that it undermines the teaching of "British values".

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VIDEO: 'You don't have to test to assess'

Sally Bates, head of Wadsworth Fields Primary School and James Bowen, from the NAHT, give their opinions on mass academisation and testing.

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VIDEO: Morgan heckled over academy plans

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has been heckled at the National Association of Head Teachers' conference in Birmingham.

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VIDEO: Is primary testing too stressful?

The testing regime for primary schools in England is in chaos and distracting to pupils, says the National Association of Head Teachers.

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The country planning to privatise education

The country planning to privatise its primary schools

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Did too much, too soon spell disaster for DfE?

Did too much, too soon spell disaster for DfE?

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How do you get picked for University Challenge?

How do you get picked for University Challenge?

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Inside a multi-academy school

A look inside a multi-academy school

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The Soviet space secret found by pupils

The English school that unearthed a Soviet space secret

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Tory doubts over academy school plans

Will every state school be an academy in six years time?

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