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The latest stories from the Education & Family section of the BBC News web site.
RE lessons 'never been needed more'
Developing "religious literacy" in schools will make young people less vulnerable to radicalisation, a leading teacher is to say.
Student fury over 'impossible' exam
Final year economics students at Sheffield University are furious after an exam this week contained "impossible" questions.
Lack of oversight 'damaging schools'
MPs say problems in some more autonomous schools have been picked up too late because of lack of oversight by the government.
Teen isolated over cancer hair shave
A teenager who shaved his head to raise money for a cancer charity is put into isolation for breaking school rules.
University applications at record high
University applications have reached record levels, according to the Ucas admissions service.
School tables branded a 'nonsense'
Government school league tables are branded a "nonsense", after numerous changes to the way grades are recognised left more schools failing.
'Counter-extremism' boost in schools
Tackling the threat of extremism in England's schools is to be made a higher priority, says Education Secretary Nicky Morgan.
School postpones gay bullying class
A Dublin school has postponed anti-homophobic bullying workshops following complaints by parents.
Colour-coded school ratings revealed
Parents can find out how their children's schools are performing with results of a new colour-coded ratings system being revealed.
Staff shortage at Trojan schools
Schools at the centre of the Trojan Horse allegations in Birmingham are struggling to recruit staff, the Chief Inspector of Schools has told MPs.
'No top university' for many schools
Hundreds of schools and colleges in England do not send any students on to the UK's top universities, data shows.
Norfolk schools inspections 'fair'
There is no evidence that three Norfolk academies had unfair advance notice of Ofsted inspections, an independent review has concluded.
'No proof' academies raise standards
There is no clear evidence to show that "academies raise standards overall", says a report from the Education Select Committee into England's school system.
Graduate jobs 'benefit school-leavers'
Leading firms will offer school-leavers more opportunities as the graduate jobs market picks up, a survey suggests.
University seeking 'eureka' dean
The University of Bristol is inviting applicants for the brand new post of 'associate dean of eureka moments'.