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Teacher shortages confirmed in England
The government has missed its teacher recruitment targets for the last four years amid growing teacher shortages, says the official spending watchdog.

Academy chain schools 'not good enough'
Ofsted has warned the E-Act academy chain that the quality of education for too many pupils is "not good enough".

Young 'ignore social media age limits'
More than three-quarters of 10 to 12 year olds in the UK have social media accounts, even though they are below the age limit, a survey for CBBC Newsround suggests.

Starbucks employee wins dyslexia case
A woman with dyslexia wins a discrimination case against her employer Starbucks after she was disciplined for falsifying documents.

Heads warn over pupils' mental health
Head teachers issue a warning over their struggle to deal with children's mental health problems at primary schools in England.

New campus plan after China TV deal
Plans to launch a media school in Cardiff are unveiled after a deal was struck with a Chinese television firm.

Leopard mauls six in Indian school
A male leopard enters a school in the Indian city of Bangalore, injuring six people before being captured and released.

State schools 'gaining on fee-paying'
The UK's state schools have improved so much that some private schools may be put out of business, the editor of the Good Schools Guide says.

Private college loses border licence
Some 350 international students at a private London business college have been told they must leave the UK by the end of next month.

Academy chain 'failing too many pupils'
The biggest academy chain in England has been accused by Ofsted of "failing too many pupils", particularly poorer young people.

Teachers 'bump up A-level predictions'
The head of the university admissions service says teachers are boosting pupils' predicted grades.

Oxbridge admissions 'intimidating'
The admissions process for Oxford and Cambridge universities is confusing and complex and should be simplified, the Sutton Trust charity says.

Heads hit out over English Bacc 'tables'
The government is accused of shelving a new measure of school accountability in England before it is introduced.

Labour warns on curriculum 'diktat'
Labour is calling for England's school curriculum to be based on the needs of a modern economy, rather than the political "pet projects" of ministers.

Stanford to open entrepreneur course in London
Silicon Valley's Stanford University to start teaching in London


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