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BBC News - Education & Family

The latest stories from the Education & Family section of the BBC News web site.

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Teachers vote for strike in June

National Union of Teachers vote for strike action in June over pay, pensions and conditions.

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(21-Apr-2014)

Teachers angry at online insults

Online social media is being misused to insult, intimidate and smear staff in schools, says a teachers' union.

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(21-Apr-2014)

Boycott call for early years tests

The NUT conference will hear calls for a boycott of assessment checks for four year olds.

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(21-Apr-2014)

Wilshaw takes charge of Trojan Horse

Ofsted chief Sir Michael Wilshaw is to take personal charge of the watchdog's investigation into claims that a number of schools in Birmingham have been taken over by Muslim hardliners.

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(20-Apr-2014)

Teachers' election year strike threat

The NASUWT teachers' union warns of industrial action in the run up to next year's general election.

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(20-Apr-2014)

Menopause 'worse' in too warm schools

High temperatures, poor ventilation and lack of drinking water in schools make the menopause particularly tough for teachers, the NUT has heard.

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(20-Apr-2014)

Teachers warn of CCTV intrusion

Teachers are warning that CCTV safety cameras are being misused by senior staff as a way of spying on lessons.

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(20-Apr-2014)

Teachers put strike vote on hold

The NUT conference rejects calls for a four-day autumn strike, but could still press for a summer classroom walk-out

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(20-Apr-2014)

Hunt warns against schools extremism

Labour's Tristram Hunt has told teachers in Birmingham that there is no place for "cultural or gender segregation" in schools.

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(19-Apr-2014)

Teachers demand qualified status

Teachers' union conferences are demanding that schools in England should only employ qualified teachers.

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(19-Apr-2014)

Bullied children still suffer at 50

Children can experience the negative effects of bullying on their physical and mental health more than 40 years later, says a study from King's College London.

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(18-Apr-2014)

Teachers to debate summer strike

The NUT conference is to hear calls for a one-day strike in the summer term and a campaign of industrial action over pay and workload.

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(18-Apr-2014)

Nigeria schoolgirls 'still missing'

Nigeria's military rows back on an earlier statement that most of the teenage girls abducted by suspected Islamist militants had been freed.

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(18-Apr-2014)

Women held in school fraud inquiry

Four women are arrested in connection with an ongoing fraud investigation at a Birmingham school.

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(17-Apr-2014)

University marking ban 'on hold'

Academics have agreed to postpone a planned marking boycott after employers made a new pay offer.

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(17-Apr-2014)

Primary places revealed amid squeeze

A teachers' leader says there is a growing crisis over places at primary schools as parents discover which their children will attend.

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(16-Apr-2014)

New teachers 'can't risk mortgages'

A teachers' union leader says young teachers are shying away from taking out mortgages because of uncertainty over their future earnings.

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(16-Apr-2014)

Examiners may consider Ramadan fast

Exam boards are urged to consider how Ramadan fasting affects Muslim students during summer examinations.

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(16-Apr-2014)

Teachers urged to watch for FGM

A teachers' union hears that school staff should check families' holiday plans for clues to female genital mutilation.

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(16-Apr-2014)

Bullying 'impacting' school grades

A report finds around a quarter of bullied students felt it was causing their grades to slip.

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(16-Apr-2014)

Ex-Met boss heads 'Islam plot' probe

An ex-counter-terrorism chief will lead an inquiry into an alleged Islamist takeover plot of schools - an appointment deemed "desperately unfortunate".

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(15-Apr-2014)

The irresistible urge for students to talk

The irresistible urge for online students to talk

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(09-Apr-2014)

Instant e-libraries for Myanmar universities

Myanmar universities open up with e-libraries

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(01-Apr-2014)

Looking for the next cyber-police

With the threat of cyber-attacks rising, universities will need to train more cyber-security experts.

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(26-Mar-2014)

African sunshine powers school computers

A mobile solar power classroom brings computers to rural schools in Uganda

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(19-Mar-2014)

Where the only rule is 'be cool'

The code club where the only rule is 'be cool'

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(12-Mar-2014)

Textbooks replaced by iTunes U downloads

Is it time to download the homework?

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(05-Mar-2014)

Education faces 10,000 violent attacks

An international report warns of the systematic use of violence against schools and universities.

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(27-Feb-2014)

Can history textbooks make peace?

Could a common history book help to soothe past and present tensions?

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(18-Feb-2014)

China's tough lessons in resilience

China's lessons in resilience for rural poor

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(12-Feb-2014)

The 70-year wait for primary school

There are still 57 million children who never have a first day at school and it will take decades to create places, says Unesco.

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(29-Jan-2014)

'Grunting teens need speech classes'

A former speech-writer to Tony Blair says schools need to do more to help teenagers improve their communication skills.

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(11-Apr-2014)

Parents 'baffled by Inset days'

Parents are often baffled as to why schools in England close for in-service training days , or 'Inset' days, Shadow Education Secretary Tristram Hunt says.

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(15-Apr-2014)

Families 'have less time together'

Family life is increasingly under strain because many parents have to put work commitments before their children, a survey of teachers finds.

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(15-Apr-2014)

25 schools probed over 'Islam plot'

An investigation into an alleged hard-line Islamist takeover plot of Birmingham schools has widened with 25 schools now under the spotlight.

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(14-Apr-2014)

Graduate starting pay 'falling'

Starting salaries for graduate jobs, even in the best-paid fields of medicine and dentistry, have fallen 11% in five years, research suggests

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(14-Apr-2014)

More 'Islam plot' schools inspected

Fifteen schools in Birmingham are now being inspected after allegations of an "Islamic takeover plot", the Department for Education (DfE) confirms.

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(13-Apr-2014)

Children cared for 'too far away'

Children in council care are "too often" being housed long distances away from their family and community, Ofsted concludes

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(08-Apr-2014)

Parenting scheme a 'flop' - Labour

Labour dubs a government parenting class scheme a "flop" after just 4% of eligible parents in the pilot areas sign up to it.

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(04-Apr-2014)

VIDEO: Schools improving maths with snooker

Snooker World Champion Steve Davis is taking his love of the sport into schools in the hope of improving students' maths skills.

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(19-Apr-2014)

VIDEO: Ex-terror chief heads 'Trojan horse' probe

An inquiry into allegations of a hard-line Islamist plot to take over 25 Birmingham schools is to be lead by the Met's former national head of counter terrorism, it has been announced.

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(15-Apr-2014)

AUDIO: Bullied children still suffer at 50

Being bullied as a child can have consequences that last into people's fifties, research suggests.

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(18-Apr-2014)

VIDEO: 'Lack of vision' in Welsh education

Schools in Wales are struggling to improve and suffer from a lack of a long-term vision, according to a review.

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(10-Apr-2014)

What hours do teachers really work?

What hours do teachers really work?

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(19-Apr-2014)

It's getting mighty crowded

Parents face a tough time getting a primary school place

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(17-Apr-2014)

How 3D is changing the shape of lessons

How 3D printing is changing the shape of learning

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(16-Apr-2014)

What's happening to Scotland's exams?

What's so different about the new National 4 and 5 qualifications?

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(15-Apr-2014)

Exhuming remains at Florida school

Who was buried behind a boys' school in Florida?

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(16-Apr-2014)

Extremism in Birmingham schools?

Investigating claims of Islamic "takeovers" of schools

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(20-Apr-2014)

Why is education never an emergency?

Why is education never an emergency?

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(10-Apr-2014)

Science does theatre with a bang

Can a play teach science and be exciting at the same time?

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(06-Apr-2014)