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Fostered children 'get better grades'
Children in foster care make better educational progress than vulnerable children who remain with their birth parents, research suggests.
Parents 'avoid mental health talks'
More than half of parents in England have never spoken to their children about stress, anxiety and depression, a survey suggests.
MPs and councils in abuse inquiry
The Anglican and Catholic churches, three councils, and both current and former MPs are to be investigated by the inquiry into child sexual abuse, its chair says.
Religious education 'needs overhaul'
Religious education in England's schools needs a total overhaul to bring the subject into the 21st Century, argues a report.
More unqualified teachers in schools
More than one in 10 schools in England are using more unqualified staff to teach lessons in response to growing teacher shortages, research suggests.
Three children die in council's care
Three children died during an inspection into a council's "inadequate" children's services, an Ofsted report reveals.
Plans to regulate madrassas published
The government has set out draft plans to regulate madrassas.
One in five children obese in Year 6
One in 10 children was obese at the start of primary school in England last year but one in five was obese by the end, according to new figures.
Schools 'braced for 16% budget cuts'
Councils across Wales have warned schools to prepare for budget cuts of around 16% over the next three years, a teaching union says.
College merger programme 'a failure'
A college merger programme is called "a failure" by lecturers, who say it "largely failed to deliver what it promised".
School funding to be overhauled
The funding of schools in England will be overhauled to remove big regional differences in levels of per pupil funding, George Osborne confirms.
Nurseries warn over 30-hours pledge
Nurseries say they will struggle to meet the 30-hour free childcare pledge for pre-school children.
Religious studies GCSE 'error of law'
The education secretary made "an error of law" in leaving "non-religious world views" out of the new religious studies GCSE, the High Court rules.
New apprenticeships levy to raise ??3bn
An apprenticeship levy on company payrolls will fund three million places for apprentices, the chancellor says, but business groups call it a "new payroll tax".
Stanford to open entrepreneur course in London
Silicon Valley's Stanford University to start teaching in London