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Cameron warns over extremist teaching
Religious supplementary schools in England that teach children intolerance will be investigated and closed down, Prime Minister David Cameron says.
Scouts to encourage young volunteers
Young people often lack the chance to help in their local communities as volunteers, suggests research for the Scout Association.
College's board removed by ministers
The Scottish government replaces the entire board at Glasgow Clyde College following "repeated incidences of failure relating to governance".
Teacher illegally sold goods on eBay
A Wrexham teacher convicted of making her own Doctor Who merchandise and selling it on eBay is reprimanded at a disciplinary hearing.
Call to prepare pupils for the future
Pupils should be prepared for a world that could see them taking up 40 different jobs before reaching the age of 100, a futurologist says.
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.
Stanford to open entrepreneur course in London
Silicon Valley's Stanford University to start teaching in London