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The latest stories from the Education & Family section of the BBC News web site.
Wilshaw: Poor white pupils 'let down'
White working-class families can feel "abandoned" by schools and heads should be able to fine feckless parents, says Ofsted chief Sir Michael Wilshaw.
Universities push for higher fees
Universities are calling for the limit on tuition fees in England to be lifted so that they could rise above the current ??9,000 maximum.
Child poverty definition is changed
Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith announces a new way of measuring child poverty, focusing on education and home life as well as income.
Students 'turning to payday lenders'
Tens of thousands of students are relying on payday loans to cover their daily living costs, a survey suggests.
Class divide in primary friend study
Researchers find children make friends with others from different ethnic groups, but social class is a more "divisive factor" than ethnicity for adults and children.
Barbados school trip cancelled
A school cancels a ??1,650 trip to Barbados because too few pupils signed up to go.
Role for top schools in improvement
Top-performing council-run schools in England should be able to play a role in improving struggling schools, the Local Government Association says.
'Protect children from welfare cuts'
Children and their families should be "protected from welfare cuts" - which have contributed to child poverty - the four UK children's commissioners say.
Schools' new rules on extremism
Schools are given legal obligations to support counter-extremism, but teachers raise concerns over 'spying'.
'Coasting schools' face tough targets
Hundreds of schools are being told to raise their exam results, under plans announced by the education secretary.
Dimbleby quits UCL over Tim Hunt row
Jonathan Dimbleby resigns from his honorary fellowship at University College London, in protest over its refusal to reinstate Prof Sir Tim Hunt.
Homophobia 'may be sign of extremism'
The education secretary suggests extreme homophobia could be one sign as new advice goes out to schools on how to identify potential extremists.
Pupil-premium impact 'will take time'
Funding given to schools for poorer children has "potential", says the government spending watchdog, but will take time to achieve a real change.
School governors to be on database
In response to the Trojan Horse allegations, a national database of of school governors in England is going to be created.
Stanford to open entrepreneur course in London
Silicon Valley's Stanford University to start teaching in London