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World's Best Teacher Peter Tabichi on how he reached the top

4 hours 17 min ago
Peter Tabichi from Kenya, who was named World's Best Teacher, shares what makes him stand out and what he hopes for teachers in Africa.

Teachers: Unions criticise minimum wage internship

7 hours 23 min ago
Two teaching unions criticise an internship for teachers run by Stranmillis University College.

Warning over pupils moving between schools

13 hours 57 min ago
A report says high numbers switching schools might conceal pupils being "off-rolled".

TED 2019: Prize to online classes project causes controversy

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 20:31
Plans to give millions of dollars to a program for online learning for pre-schoolers has been criticised.

Pupils shut in isolation rooms for hours, teachers say

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 20:07
Teachers tell how zero tolerance behaviour policies are sending pupils into isolation rooms for hours.

UK universities face 'gagging order' criticism

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 09:35
BBC research reveals about £87m spent on pay-offs with non-disclosure agreements since 2017.

Open University: Photos issued to mark 50th anniversary

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 04:35
Pictures released to mark the occasion show the early days and tell the stories of current students.

Labour pledges to scrap primary Sats if elected

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 21:00
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says he would scrap national Sats tests in primary schools in England.

LGBT lessons 'should be compulsory in primary schools'

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 17:53
Teaching about LGBT+ relationships must be made compulsory in primaries, a union says.

Free sanitary products plan extended to primary girls

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 05:05
Move follows announcement of funding for free tampons and towels in secondary schools and colleges in England.

North Yorkshire head eliminates school exclusions

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 04:59
There have been no exclusions at Risedale Sports and Community College for more than six months.

'How I made fathers in Senegal carry babies on their backs'

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 04:57
A photographer breaks stereotypes in Senegal to show that men can be seen in public caring for their children.

Four out of 10 teachers plan to quit, survey suggests

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 04:46
Long hours and workload prompt 40% of UK teachers to plan their escape from the classroom, a survey says.

Graffiti punished by reading - 'It worked!' says prosecutor

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 04:39
Two-and-a-half years after five teenagers were sentenced by a court to read a list of books, all are still in education and none has reoffended.

Parents find out about primary school places

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 04:28
Families in England are getting primary school offers, with one in 10 likely to miss out on their first choice.

Under-18s face 'like' and 'streaks' bans on social media

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 15:05
The UK's data watchdog proposes restrictions on Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat among others.

The 'untold misery' of special needs shortfalls

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 04:46
A teaching union reveals nearly every council in England is short of money for special needs support.

‘I was put in a school isolation booth more than 240 times'

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 04:45
A teenager who tried to take her own life after months in a school isolation booth says she felt trapped.

Abuse of teachers leading to 'millions' in compensation

Sun, 04/14/2019 - 04:56
Almost £15m in compensation has been awarded to members of one teachers' union over the past year.

Worsening child poverty harms learning, say teachers

Sun, 04/14/2019 - 04:56
Going to school hungry, thirsty and tired cuts pupils' capacity to learn, says teachers' union survey.