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'Islamic school takeover plot' probe
An alleged plot to oust some Birmingham head teachers and make their schools adhere to more Islamic principles is being investigated.
Free school meals scheme criticised
Some primary schools will struggle to comply with Nick Clegg's free school meal scheme, a senior Tory MP warns.
Teachers' exams marked 'incorrectly'
Mistakes in the marking of literacy and numeracy tests for trainee teachers mean hundreds were incorrectly judged to have passed.
'Give heads time' to improve schools
Heads who take on failing schools should be given more time to turn them around, the Association of School and College Leaders says.
Councils pledge care leavers support
Four-fifths of England's local authorities have pledged to support and advise care leavers until they reach 25 years old.
Investigation into GCSE exam results
An investigation is launched after "unexpectedly low" grades for new GCSE English language exams sat in January.
US universities top reputation table
Universities in the US dominate an international league table ranking institutions by "reputation", although Cambridge and Oxford make the top five.
GCSE English in low grades shock
Head teachers from across Wales raise concerns over "unexpectedly low" results for GCSE English language exams in January.
DfE confirms free school meal plans
The government gives details of its plan to to give, from September, all pupils in England free lunches for their first three years in school.
University bursaries questioned
Offering bursaries to students from poorer backgrounds does not appear to improve their chances of completing degree courses, research finds.
Academies 'promising trend' says OECD
The OECD's education expert tells MPs that the best education systems balance local autonomy with public transparency.
Online indicators for next revolts
An information technology approach by a UK university, analysing online protest, is being applied to see where revolutions might happen next.
New plans for healthier school meals
New guidance which aims to teach children healthy eating habits is published by the Scottish government.
'Low-value' adult courses to be cut
The government withdraws funding from 5,000 "low value" adult vocational courses in England, including self-tanning and balloon artistry.
Special needs pupils 'denied school'
Some children with special educational needs are being left without education for significant periods, a local government ombudsman report says.