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Pupils in hospital after 'drug-related' incident at Dunfermline High School
Emergency services were called to Dunfermline High School after 10 students became unwell.

Government to fund 2,900 school exchanges for poorer pupils
Schools will be able to apply for grants to take poorer pupils on overseas exchanges.

Essex teacher banned for life for sex with female pupil
Suzanne Harrison had a four-year sexual relationship with a female pupil.

GCHQ sets up all-female cyber-training classes
The UK's intelligence services say there are too few young women working in cyber-security.

Periodic table found at St Andrews University 'is world's oldest'
Experts who dated the teaching chart found at St Andrews University said it was printed between 1879 and 1886.

London state school secures 41 Oxbridge offers
A school in one of London's poorest boroughs aims to send 41 students to Oxford or Cambridge this year.

English-medium education to put more emphasis on Welsh
Welsh will no longer be classed as a second language in English-medium schools, under new proposals.

Ofsted pledges new ranking for schools in tough areas
Inspectors to focus on good teaching and a broad curriculum alongside results, says Ofsted.

Rich students save by paying fees up front
About 10% of students pay tuition fees in England without a loan - with claims this helps the wealthiest.

University switches off social media to help student well-being
A university is switching off its social media channels to promote a healthier online culture.

Liverpool University Chinese cheating email 'racist'
Liverpool University apologises after suggesting Chinese students didn't know what cheating was.

Birkenhead school's meal threat angers parents
Parents who owe money for school dinners have been told their children will be given toast or bread.

School starts 20k crowdfunding bid to help ease budget cuts
The head teacher says some fundraising will pay for maintenance as its central budget is being "squeezed".

Cambridge University 1908 suffrage banners recreated
A costume designer spent a year researching materials and techniques used in the original 1908 banner.

University offers 'should be made after results day', say lecturers
The change could mean the end of unconditional offers and the "chaotic" clearing system, lecturers say.

Inside the hidden world of Britain's Hasidic ultra-Orthodox Jews
Izzy Posen describes what life is like inside one of the UK's most secluded religious communities.

'I went to Oxford with undiagnosed TB'
Tilly Rose challenges people's pre-conceived ideas about her and helps others get a university place.

South African maths whizz answers complex arithmetic questions in seconds
Sibahle Zwane is only 10, but his maths skills have made him an internet sensation in South Africa.

Healthy eating: What is a correct food portion?
British Nutrition Foundation launches new "handy" guide to stop people cooking and eating too much.

A teacher's story: Eat. Sleep. Teach. Repeat.
One teacher tells her story of how classroom stress led her to have a mental breakdown.

Snow excuses: E-learning on snow days
Winter weather at least meant a day off school. But now technology is threatening to keep pupils studying.

Making better use of 'surgeons flipping burgers'
The UN wants a better system for recognising the qualifications and work skills of migrants.

Wooden clothes on recycled Christmas list
A university in Finland has invented a process to turn waste wood into material for clothing.

'My mum killed my dad'
Sally Challen was jailed for murder in 2011 but a new law means an appeal next month could succeed.

Single mum shares secrets of survival to encourage others
A woman who posted a frank poem about financial hardship on Facebook says it "came from the heart".

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