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Morgan's workload promise to teachers
Education Secretary Nicky Morgan held out an olive branch to the teaching profession in England with the promise to reduce their workload.

Ofqual warns on essay cheating
Students who submit essays bought online are not only cheating but may also be paying for a poor product, says England's exams regulator.

Digital divide opening in UK schools
Half of secondary schools and a third of primary schools say that they have inadequate broadband and wi-fi.

Reduce teachers' workload, says NUT
The National Union of Teachers calls on the education secretary to tackle excessive workloads or face more strike action.

University faces immediate 3m cut
The University of Ulster tells its staff it will have to make an immediate budget cut of 3.15m as a result of financial pressures at Stormont.

Child abuse report criticises police
Children in South Yorkshire care homes were left vulnerable to sexual abuse because of police "shortcomings", a report finds.

Children hit by tooth decay at three
More than one in 10 three-year-olds have tooth decay, the first survey of the age group shows.

MSPs consider sex education law call
A sex education organisation tells parliament that Scottish schools should be compelled by law to teach sex and relationship education.

Shake-up could see 11 schools close
Three secondary and eight primary schools could close to make way for three "superschools" as part of a 75m shake-up in Rhondda Cynon Taf.

Celebrate us, elite schools urge
Private schools should be celebrated rather than used as scapegoats, the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference is told.

Memorial for stab death teacher
Tributes are paid to a teacher who was stabbed to death in her classroom, at a memorial service attended by about 1,200 people.

Abuse at home 'as bad as Kincora'
Child sexual abuse at a Catholic-run children's home in County Down was equal to, if not worse, than the abuse at Kincora, an inquiry is told.

Police CS spray 'armed' pupils
Police called to a disturbance at a school in Greenock use CS spray on two boys after they confronted officers with weapons.

A-level languages to be 'fairer'
A-levels in modern foreign languages will be marked more fairly from next summer, the exams regulator, Ofqual, has pledged.

More children pass phonics check
The controversial phonics check for six year olds is paying off, says the government, with more children meeting the expected standard.


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