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Latest Education News from the BBCBBC News - Education & Family
The latest stories from the Education & Family section of the BBC News web site.
Competitive sport 'puts off pupils'
The majority of children would be happy to see the competitive element removed from school sport, a survey suggests.
New Family Court comes into being
A new single Family Court comes into being in England and Wales as ministers pledge to put the welfare of children at the centre of the justice system.
Teachers vote for strike in June
National Union of Teachers' conference votes for a summer-term strike over pay and workload.
Boycott call for early years tests
The National Union of Teachers has moved nearer a boycott of assessment checks for four year olds.
Three Scots universities leave CBI
Three Scottish universities become the latest organisations to quit the CBI over its stance in the Scottish independence referendum debate.
Teachers angry at online insults
Online social media is being misused to insult, intimidate and smear staff in schools, says a teachers' union.
Wilshaw takes charge of Trojan Horse
Ofsted chief Sir Michael Wilshaw is to take personal charge of the watchdog's investigation into claims that a number of schools in Birmingham have been taken over by Muslim hardliners.
Teachers' election year strike threat
The NASUWT teachers' union warns of industrial action in the run up to next year's general election.
Menopause 'worse' in too warm schools
High temperatures, poor ventilation and lack of drinking water in schools make the menopause particularly tough for teachers, the NUT has heard.
Teachers warn of CCTV intrusion
Teachers are warning that CCTV safety cameras are being misused by senior staff as a way of spying on lessons.
Teachers put strike vote on hold
The NUT conference rejects calls for a four-day autumn strike, but could still press for a summer classroom walk-out
Hunt warns against schools extremism
Labour's Tristram Hunt has told teachers in Birmingham that there is no place for "cultural or gender segregation" in schools.
Teachers demand qualified status
Teachers' union conferences are demanding that schools in England should only employ qualified teachers.
Bullied children still suffer at 50
Children can experience the negative effects of bullying on their physical and mental health more than 40 years later, says a study from King's College London.
Teachers to debate summer strike
The NUT conference is to hear calls for a one-day strike in the summer term and a campaign of industrial action over pay and workload.