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Labour conference: No new academies, Angela Rayner to pledge
Schools will not lose their current status but would have to follow new "national rules", party says.

Imprisoned suffragette letter discovered
A previously unknown letter gives a first-hand account from the first suffragette to be jailed.

Universities warned over potentially misleading claims
A consumer group has challenged universities over the claims they make to attract students.

'1bn in unpalatable county council cuts' ahead in England
Councils bosses warn some authorities may have to be stripped back to the minimum to save money.

Three in four London students 'from ethnic minorities by 2030'
Students from London will become a 'hyper-diverse' population in the next decade.

More fake diploma claims for Spanish university
A Madrid university allegedly granted fake law diplomas to hundreds of Italian nationals.

'Sexist, unsafe' world experienced by young girls
A Girlguiding UK survey of girls and young women reveals many do not feel safe outside their homes.

MSPs call for 'halt' to primary tests
Opposition parties inflict a defeat on the Scottish government over assessments for five-year-olds.

Cleaner enjoys holiday paid for by Bristol university students
Bristol university students raised 1,500 so Herman Gordon and his wife could visit Jamaica.

School open days: Eight things to look for
Glossy prospectuses and slick open evenings, but what should I look for when visiting secondary schools?

Ofsted admits adding to 'teach-to-the-test' mentality
Ofsted boss says the watchdog has not put enough emphasis on a rich and broad curriculum in England.

Educating Greater Manchester head Drew Povey resigns
Drew Povey, of Harrop Fold School, starred in Channel 4's Educating Greater Manchester.

Further education college finances face double whammy
Amid growing concern about financial bailouts, new analysis reveals the dire state of college budgets.

Students blamed for university and college cyber-attacks
University cyber-attacks might often be caused by students rather than hacking groups.

Mothers want action over sexual assaults at school
Two mothers whose children were attacked at school are calling for changes to prevent similar assaults

Mental health services 'let down children'
The Scottish government admits there are "unacceptable" problems with mental health services for the country's young people.

New children's novel brings refugee crisis to the classroom
How one author is bringing the refugee crisis to British schools with her first novel.

How this T-shirt created by a Bristol mum helps bullied kids
A mum has made a T-shirt that helps children who have been bullied have 'invisible armour'.

Spanish classes for toddlers teach kids languages early
The people behind the language lessons say it's important to get children learning languages early.

Periods 'keeping girls out of school'
Some 350,000 girls say they have missed school at some point because of being on their period, research from YouGov suggests.

The chef using 60,000-year-old recipes
A top chef says his awards are owed to learning skills from indigenous Australian recipes and ingredients.

Which universities will really impress the boss?
Which is the best university name in the world to put on a job application?

Going back to school in a war zone
The challenges of a new school year in countries facing war and millions of refugees.

'Rewards don't improve school attendance'
Harvard researchers find that rewards for good attendance do not reduce absenteeism.

Cricket stumps sexism in India's schools
Cricket and dance are being combined in a project challenging gender stereotypes in rural India

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