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Student suicide figures increase

Student suicides have risen to their highest level since at least 2007, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics.

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Abuse referrals for a fifth of children

Research suggests one in five children born in a single year in England were referred to social services before the age of five.

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University pay dispute 'could widen'

University lecturers have started a two-day strike over pay, amid warnings other staff could join the dispute.

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Cancel primary test results, heads say

Head teachers are calling on the education secretary to stop the publication of this year's primary school results in England because the results would be unreliable.

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Trust to run city's children's services

Birmingham's children's services will be run by a trust after failings that saw the department named "a national disgrace".

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Emergency education fund for war zones

An emergency fund to provide education during conflicts and natural disasters is launched at the World Humanitarian Summit.

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Pupils return to safety probe schools

Youngsters at three schools in Edinburgh closed over safety fears return to their own classrooms.

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Uni's Mauritius campus is 'madness'

Aberystwyth University's Mauritius campus is criticised by its former vice-chancellor after just 40 students enrol in the first two terms.

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'Cut trivial charges' for care children

Children in care should not be prosecuted for minor offences, says Prison Reform Trust report.

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Action urged on northern England schools

Tackling the attainment gap between rich and poor pupils is the key to improving the performance of schools in northern England, a report says.

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Part-time postgraduate support scrapped

Support for part-time postgraduate study has been scrapped due to a reduced budget this year, the body in charge of funding Welsh universities says.

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Students risk missing referendum vote

UK university students believe the EU referendum will affect their futures, but almost two-thirds do not know when it is happening, suggests research.

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Uni chief's £60K rise a 'disgrace'

An overall pay rise of nearly £60,000 for Falmouth University's vice-chancellor taking her wage close to £300,000 angers staff.

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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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Famous Five spoof books to be published

A spoof series of four books called Enid Blyton for Grown-Ups, which reimagines the Famous Five as adults, is being published.

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Clumsy teenage boys 'can blame brain'

Scientists have come up with an explanation for why some teenage boys go through a clumsy phase during a growth spurt.

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VIDEO: Sats are 'incomprehensible'

The shadow education secretary says that the current Sats tests are "impenetrable and incomprehensible".

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VIDEO: Children's tips to cope with exam stress

A group of 10 and 11 year olds offer their advice to other children preparing to sit their Sats.

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VIDEO: Government U-turn on academies

The government has announced a major climb-down from its plan to force all schools in England to become academies.

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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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When a hoax call disrupts exams

Hundreds of pupils across the UK have faced disruption to exams following a spate of hoax calls.

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Osborne letter pledging to scrap tuition fees surfaces after 13 years

Osborne letter opposing tuition fees surfaces

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Holiday outlook - what might change?

What might change after the High Court's term-time holiday ruling

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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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