The latest stories from the Education & Family section of the BBC News web site.
Government funding of early intervention programmes for children and young people's services has been cut by £1.8bn over five years, say children's charities.
Millions of youngsters caught up in conflict and disasters should not lose their chance of an education, says Gordon Brown.
A study of ethnic "segregation" in schools in England shows that most ethnic minority pupils enter schools where ethnic minority pupils are a majority.
The government is to pledge £30m to try to speed up the process of finding adoptive parents for children in care in England.
Schools are on the verge of becoming exam factories that damage pupils' mental health and self-esteem, says the NUT.
The head of Cambridge University says it is "ludicrous" to include overseas students in UK migration targets.
Nearly one in 100 full-time teaching posts was either vacant or filled temporarily in 2014, Department for Education figures show.
The Duke of York is going to get a new title, chancellor of the University of Huddersfield.
White working-class families can feel "abandoned" by schools and heads should be able to fine feckless parents, says Ofsted chief Sir Michael Wilshaw.
Universities are calling for the limit on tuition fees in England to be lifted so that they could rise above the current £9,000 maximum.
Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith announces a new way of measuring child poverty, focusing on education and home life as well as income.
Tens of thousands of students are relying on payday loans to cover their daily living costs, a survey suggests.
Researchers find children make friends with others from different ethnic groups, but social class is a more "divisive factor" than ethnicity for adults and children.
A school cancels a £1,650 trip to Barbados because too few pupils signed up to go.
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
A student and his dog have donned robes in Edinburgh at his graduation after the pet helped his owner complete his university degree.
The BBC, in collaboration with tech company This Place, develops a way people can select TV programmes using a cheap, brainwave-reading headset.
The minister for children and families says the government "needs to get better" at matching children awaiting adoption with prospective parents.
The government is considering significantly reducing the amount of sickness benefits that some people receive, the BBC understands.
How a school is helping children with learning disabilities understand death.
Some UK local authorities say they are struggling to cope with the large increase in the number of children seeking asylum.
Can business take on three million more?
Is academy status the answer for 'coasting' schools?
Schools put on front line against extremism
Will young British Muslims listen to cleric's message?
The schools living with the effects of asbestos
The schools standing up for fitness