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'Bring back tests at seven and 14'
National curriculum tests for 14-year-old in England's school should be reintroduced, says the chief inspector of schools Sir Michael Wilshaw.
Parental child abductions 'increase'
The number of parental child abduction cases has more than doubled in the last decade, new figures from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) suggest.
Ofsted 'two nations' school warning
Sir Michael Wilshaw says the "battle against mediocrity" must improve schools in all parts of England.
Anti-cheat software 'stops working'
Universities have been forced to extend deadlines because software used to catch plagiarism stopped working.
Students take protest across London
A group of over 1,000 students march across central London in a protest which has seen a police van attacked.
Free schools costs trebled to ??1.5bn
The public spending watchdog says England's flagship free school programme will cost at least three times the sum it was originally allocated.
Obesity falls in English schools
The number of obese and overweight children in the final year of primary school in England has fallen for the first time in six years.
'Bad loser' accusation on Pisa tests
People in Western countries complaining about the success of Chinese pupils in school tests have been attacked as bad losers, by the OECD's education expert, Andreas Schleicher.
Students 'never sat claimed courses'
Students say they never took courses that an east London college's records show they achieved passes in, thus netting substantial funding from the government.
11-plus tensions 'affecting pupils'
Political tensions surrounding the scrapping of the 11-plus are having a major impact on the welfare of pupils in Northern Ireland, a report has said.
Lack of exercise is 'child neglect'
Lack of a proper national policy to get UK children to do more exercise amounts to mass "child neglect", the British Journal of Sports Medicine says.
Ego-boosts 'drive up boys' results'
Boys are much more likely than girls to be influenced by how they are ranked by ability in school, research suggests.
Smallest school closure moves closer
Shetland Islands Council's education committee votes in favour of closing Scotland's smallest secondary school.
Grandmother collects wartime degree
A 90-year-old woman attends her graduation ceremony 70 years after she gained her degree from the University of Manchester.
Students 'persecuted for protest'
An MP calls for an end to what he sees as heavy handed crackdowns on student protests after a wave of university occupations.