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Special needs pupils school place delay
Solicitors say thousands of pupils with special needs were not offered secondary school places, assessed to be suitable for them, by the official deadline.

Axed health champion fears for young
The former mental health champion for schools in England says the government's decision to axe her role silences young people and teachers.

Hiddleston defends war zone children
Tom Hiddleston, television and movie star, has called for more support for millions of children caught in armed conflict.

UK universities slip in world rankings
The UK has 10 universities in the top 100 of the world's best when it comes to global reputation, but many have slipped down the rankings in the past year.

Primary academies 'mixed results'
High-achieving primary schools which become academies show no improvement, but weaker schools make more progress, according to research.

Parents in primary school test protest
Numbers of parents have kept their children off school for the day in a protest about primary tests in England.

Exam papers replaced after 'leak'
Exam papers for this year's Higher English tests have had to be replaced at short notice amid concerns some questions were leaked.

Rich and poor lifespan gap 'widening'
The gap between the lifespans of rich and poor people in England and Wales is rising for the first time since the 1870s, research suggests.

End primary school 'chaos', heads say
Head teachers cannot and will not endure another year of the "chaos" that has raged in England's primary schools, the National Association of Head Teachers' conference hears.

Industrial action threat over academies
Head teachers threaten industrial action over plans to force all state schools in England to become academies, after heckling the education secretary at their conference.

Primary tests in England 'too hard'
New national tests to be sat by 11-year-olds in England have been made too hard, say head teachers.

School bans 'abusive' swearing parents
Some parents are banned from entering a Kent school without a pre-booked appointment after staff are verbally abused.

Schools could stay closed until August
A number of the 17 Edinburgh schools closed on safety grounds are unlikely to reopen until the new school year in August, BBC Scotland learns.

Care children denied mental health help
Children in care have more mental health problems but too often miss out on treatment, say MPs.

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


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