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Call to sanction failing universities
It should be easier to remove the degree-awarding powers of universities that fail to meet academic and consumer standards, a report by Which? says.
'Extremist risk' at Muslim schools
Pupils at six east London schools are "vulnerable to extremist influences and radicalisation", Ofsted's Sir Michael Wilshaw says after snap inspections.
Embrace the arts, engineers told
Engineering needs to emphasise its creative side to encourage more young people to take it up as a career, says a leading member of the profession.
Grammars' 'leaky pipe' to university
Grammar school pupils in the 1980s were no more likely to gain degrees from "elite" universities than comprehensive pupils, research suggests.
Church school fails on Islamic group
A Church of England school in east London is expected to be put into special measures, following concerns about a sixth-form Islamic Society.
School textbooks renaissance urged
Textbooks should be upgraded and returned to their rightful place in the English classroom, says education minister Nick Gibb.
University pension dispute on hold
The threat of industrial action by lecturers over changes to university staff pensions is suspended.
Hunt attacks 'confusing' exam change
The changes to A-levels and AS-levels in England are so confusing that the government should write to every school to explain them, says Labour's Tristram Hunt.
'Poorest of poor' test talking tech
A charity is to give away 2,000 Talking Book audio computers to some of Ghana's poorest communities after securing funds from Unicef and ARM.
Arrests in student demo clashes
Police make 11 arrests during clashes with campaigners demonstrating against tuition fees, student debt and spending cuts in central London.
Children failed over sex abuse risk
Vulnerable children in England are at risk of sexual exploitation because of failings by councils, the children's services watchdog Ofsted warns.
Student fees 'worst of both worlds'
The funding system of tuition fees and student loans for England's universities is not financially sustainable in the long term, says an independent commission.
Deaf school served improvement order
The national school for deaf children, Donaldson's in Linlithgow, is ordered to make improvements following an unannounced inspection.
Teacher 'had sex all over school'
A teacher who "gave in to temptation" and pursued a secret affair with a teenager had sex with her in empty classrooms, a court hears.
Revive exchange trips, schools urged
Schools should bring back overseas exchange trips to boost language learning and give pupils a taste of life abroad, says the British Council.