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Clegg targets teachers' workload
Teachers in England are being asked to examine how they spend their working day, as Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg vows to cut down on "pointless paperwork".

Exam appeals change 45,500 grades
The number of complaints about GCSE and A-level marking rose sharply this year, with a fifth of challenges leading to grade changes, says Ofqual.

Regular cannabis 'harms intelligence'
Teenagers who are regular cannabis users are "impairing" their educational ability - but moderate use does not harm intelligence, say researchers.

Charity sends schools Ebola resource
Schools across the UK are being sent teaching resources on Ebola, by the charity Action Aid, to help develop a better understanding of the disease.

Child poverty targets 'won't be hit'
The UK risks being "permanently divided" between rich and poor unless more is done to boost social mobility, says Alan Milburn, the government's anti-poverty tsar.

Boarding schools issue Ebola advice
The Boarding Schools Association has issued guidance on Ebola after some heads asked how to deal with students returning from affected countries.

PE cash 'can benefit obese pupils'
Extra funding designed to boost sport in primary schools could be used to tackle childhood obesity, says Ofsted.

Grants for children's mental health
Groups offering mental health support to children and young people will be able to apply for government top-up grants, say ministers.

Students diagnosed with meningitis
Two Strathclyde University students diagnosed with meningitis are said to be stable and showing signs of recovery in hospital.

College-based degrees fail inspection
Inspectors failed almost a third of further education colleges offering higher education courses that were checked this year.

Students doubling up in single rooms
Students at some universities are having to share single rooms, the BBC has learned.

Boys of five trail girls in three Rs
Five-year-old boys lag behind girls in reading, writing and maths, official statistics suggest.

UK coders triumph in Europe contest
Three youngsters from the UK triumph in a Europe-wide coding competition organised by Microsoft.

Promote British values, schools told
Schools should not shy away from promoting "fundamental British values" to their pupils, says Education Secretary Nicky Morgan.

School absence falls, figures show
The number of children in England missing lessons has fallen, as fewer families take term-time holidays, government data shows.


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