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Priority school places plan for poor
Schools in England could be allowed to offer priority places to the poorest children in their area under proposals put forward by the government.
'Trojan Horse' probe 'needs review'
The council-commissioned review into the so-called Trojan Horse allegations "ought to be reviewed itself", teachers say.
'Fewer degree offers' for minorities
Ethnic minority students are less likely to receive offers from UK universities than their white British peers, research suggests.
Selfie 'sexters' in child sex warning
Young couples who send explicit pictures of each other are threatened with prosecution under child sex laws.
'Disturbing' Trojan inquiry findings
Nicky Morgan, the new education secretary, warns of evidence of intolerance in schools as the government's Trojan horse report is published.
Student loan system 'tipping point'
There are so many problems and incorrect forecasts in the student loan system that there needs to be a complete review, says a report from MPs.
Funding boost for music education
Music education for children in England is to receive an ??18m boost in funding, the Department for Education says.
Graduate posts in the UK 'grow 17%'
There has been a significant increase in the number of graduate vacancies in the UK but many employers are struggling to fill posts, a poll says.
FGM training for public sector staff
Extra training is to be given to teachers, doctors and social workers to help them to identify and assist girls at risk of female genital mutilation.
EC 'confident' in brain project
The European Commission has responded to criticism of its billion-euro Human Brain Project, declaring confidence that objections will be satisfied.
'Islamist ethos agenda in schools'
A leaked report into the alleged "Trojan Horse" schools plot in Birmingham finds an agenda to introduce an "aggressive Islamist ethos" into some schools.
Ofsted 'biased on teaching methods'
A think tank says teachers are being marked down by Ofsted for using traditional "chalk and talk" teaching methods.
Teacher wins unfair dismissal claim
A teacher who was cleared of sexually assaulting a pupil but then sacked by his school wins a claim for unfair dismissal.
England pupils to top eight million
Official figures show the number of pupils in England's schools is expected to reach its highest level in almost half a century.
Governor rejects extremism claims
The chairman of governors at Carlton Bolling College in Bradford hits back after an Ofsted report said pupils were not being protected from the risks of extremism.