Category: Education & Family

The Oxford University college fighting elitism

More than 90% of students admitted to Oxford's Mansfield College this year were from state schools. How was this achieved?

The 350 million people who don’t officially exist

Unesco warns of the "poorest of the poorest" missing from international education figures.

Terror survivor’s call for open speech on extremism

A survivor of the attack by Anders Breivik wants to tackle extremism by letting young people talk rather than shutting down debates.

Government urged to act over computer science GCSEs

More than half of England's secondary schools did not offer the subject in 2015-16, a report has found.

Term-time holiday row prompts shorter summer holidays plan

The Isle of Wight will consult parents on making summer holidays shorter and half term longer.

Universities to be warned over misleading adverts

The advertising watchdog is going to warn universities about using misleading claims in their marketing.

First book in Harry Potter series translated into Scots

The first book in the Harry Potter series is translated into Scots for the first time.

School exclusion ‘the ultimate rejection’ for adopted kids

Adopted children are far more likely to be excluded from school than their peers, Adoption UK says.

Oxford teacher faces action over ‘misgendering’ pupil

Joshua Sutcliffe says he mistakenly referred to a pupil who identifies as a boy as a girl.

Dolly Parton’s Jolene hit used in college funding plea

A college principal uses country classic Jolene to beg Justine Greening for "fairer" treatment.