The latest stories from the Education & Family section of the BBC News web site.
Student suicides have risen to their highest level since at least 2007, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics.
Research suggests one in five children born in a single year in England were referred to social services before the age of five.
University lecturers have started a two-day strike over pay, amid warnings other staff could join the dispute.
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.
Birmingham's children's services will be run by a trust after failings that saw the department named "a national disgrace".
An emergency fund to provide education during conflicts and natural disasters is launched at the World Humanitarian Summit.
Youngsters at three schools in Edinburgh closed over safety fears return to their own classrooms.
Aberystwyth University's Mauritius campus is criticised by its former vice-chancellor after just 40 students enrol in the first two terms.
Children in care should not be prosecuted for minor offences, says Prison Reform Trust report.
Tackling the attainment gap between rich and poor pupils is the key to improving the performance of schools in northern England, a report says.
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.
UK university students believe the EU referendum will affect their futures, but almost two-thirds do not know when it is happening, suggests research.
An overall pay rise of nearly £60,000 for Falmouth University's vice-chancellor taking her wage close to £300,000 angers staff.
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 spoof series of four books called Enid Blyton for Grown-Ups, which reimagines the Famous Five as adults, is being published.
Scientists have come up with an explanation for why some teenage boys go through a clumsy phase during a growth spurt.
The shadow education secretary says that the current Sats tests are "impenetrable and incomprehensible".
A group of 10 and 11 year olds offer their advice to other children preparing to sit their Sats.
The government has announced a major climb-down from its plan to force all schools in England to become academies.
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".
Hundreds of pupils across the UK have faced disruption to exams following a spate of hoax calls.
Osborne letter opposing tuition fees surfaces
What might change after the High Court's term-time holiday ruling
The country planning to privatise its primary schools
Did too much, too soon spell disaster for DfE?
How do you get picked for University Challenge?