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Digital memory 'eroding human memory'
An over-reliance on using computers and search engines is weakening people's memories, according to a study.

Morgan: Schools must offer childcare
Parents in England are to be given the right to request that schools provide childcare for the full working day during term-time and in the holidays, says Education Secretary Nicky Morgan.

Toddlers' wide use of tablet computers
A study finds many under-fives have their own tablet devices and are using them to watch YouTube.

Oxford head: UK universities 'a jewel'
Politicians risk throwing away "the jewel" of the UK's higher education system, warns Oxford University vice-chancellor Prof Andrew Hamilton.

Private schools condemn exam marking
The heads of leading independent schools say the exam-marking system for GCSEs and A-levels is "not fit for purpose".

Parents of truants to have benefits cut
Parents in England who refuse to pay fines after their children play truant will have their child benefit docked, David Cameron warns.

'Worsening inequality in NI education'
The Equality Commission says inequality in education has worsened in Northern Ireland since 2007

Crisis warning over teacher shortages
Teacher recruitment problems and a huge rise in pupil numbers will become "a perfect storm" for schools in England, a leading head teacher tells the Conservative conference.

Half of teachers in England 'may quit'
More than half of England's teachers are thinking of leaving their jobs in the next two years, a survey for a teaching union suggests.

Grandparents to share parental leave
Working grandparents will be allowed to take time off and share parental leave pay to help care for their grandchildren, the government says.

Children seek mental health help on web
England's Children's Commissioner says young people are not confident enough to go to a doctor or school nurse for mental health advice.

Soft skills give public school edge
It is not good grades but a "grounding in soft skills" that gives people who went to independent schools their edge, claims a former public school head.

Student leader rules out Cage link-up
The president of the National Union of Students has emphatically ruled out working with the controversial advocacy group, Cage.

Cardiff Uni develops virtual assistant
Cardiff University has developed a virtual assistant that will ask questions as well as answer them

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

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