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Pregnancy hormone link to poor maths
Research suggests children born to mothers who have low thyroid hormone levels during pregnancy do worse at maths.
Cash warning for university expansion
Plans that could increase student numbers by 20% have not been adequately funded, a policy analysis report warns.
Academy regulation 'too weak'
Checks and balances on how academy chains in England spend large amounts of public money are "too weak", according to research.
Nigeria college attacked by gunmen
Gunmen attack a teacher training college in the northern Nigerian city of Kano, with officials saying at least 15 people have been killed.
What makes a global top 10 university?
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is in first place in the latest league table of the world's best universities.
Heads attack no-notice inspections
Head teachers say that carrying out Ofsted inspections without warning is like treating school staff as "naughty children".
Music lesson boom sees guitar soar
The electric guitar has overtaken the violin in the list of most popular musical instruments for children to play, says a music exam board.
M&S offers online education courses
The High Street retailer is entering online education with the launch of a business course with Leeds University.
Universities 'ignoring lads' culture'
A laddish culture on university campuses across the UK is being ignored by vice-chancellors, the NUS says.
'Backing' for payday loan advert ban
Research suggests three-quarters of British parents want to see payday loan firms banned from advertising to children.
Top universities 'are the richest'
Money is key to being a top university, suggests analysis by Times Higher Education, ahead of its annual world university rankings.
Books donated to fire-hit art school
Glasgow School of Art replaces 22% of its most popular books that were lost in a fire at its Mackintosh building in June.
Top GCSE grade to be given to just 3%
Ofqual says just 3% of GCSE entries in English and maths will be awarded the highest grade under the new system of marking pupils from grades 9-1 instead of A*-G.
Poor GCSEs at 16, 'no better by 18'
Most students who fail to get good GCSEs in English and maths at 16, have not met these standards by 18, figures for 2013 suggest.
Father 'warned Ofsted a year ago'
The father of a pupil at an academy being investigated over claims it was tipped off about an Ofsted inspection says he warned authorities a year before an inquiry was launched.