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Labour pledges 6,000 tuition fees
Ed Miliband says 9,000 tuition fees in England have been a "disaster" and promises Labour would fund a reduction by cutting tax relief on high earners' pensions.

L'Oreal to change 'bad at maths' ad
A numeracy charity's challenge prompts beauty giant L'Oreal to change an advert boasting about not being good at maths.

'Significant' rise in school meals
About three quarters of children in the early years of primary school are now taking school dinners, according to figures seen by BBC Scotland.

'No conclusions' on Savile in schools
A lack of evidence means there are no conclusions from investigations into possible abuse during school visits by Jimmy Savile.

'Inadequate' free school to close
Durham Free School is to close at the end of this term after its action plan was judged insufficient to turn it around.

New commission on primary assessment
A teacher-led commission is being set up to help primary schools in England find new ways of assessing their pupils' progress.

Radical curriculum overhaul proposed
A radical change to how and what children in Wales are taught is under consideration 26 years after the national curriculum was introduced.

Class design 'boosts pupil success'
The design of primary school classrooms has a significant impact on the academic success of pupils, according to a study by Salford University.

Invest in first 1,001 days, say MPs
The 1,001-day period from conception to the age of two should be regarded as just as important as national defence, a cross-party parliamentary group says.

Teenage pregnancies hit record low
The number of teenage pregnancies in England and Wales has fallen to the lowest level since 1969 when records began.

Tasers drawn on '400 children in 2013'
More than 400 children have had tasers drawn on them by police in England and Wales in 2013, a 38% rise on the previous year, figures obtained by the BBC show.

Higher education warnings 'ignored'
MPs accuse the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills of ignoring "repeated warnings about the abuse of public money" over alternative higher education providers.

School in video overcrowding appeal
A primary school in County Antrim has made a social media video to highlight their acute lack of classroom space for the growing number of pupils.

Can Lithuania turn brain drain into brain gain?
Can Lithuania reverse loss of young and talented?

Could time travel really take place?
Universities examine whether time travel is really possible


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