Education & Family
Primary places revealed amid squeeze
A teachers' leader says there is a growing crisis over places at primary schools as parents discover which their children will attend.
New teachers 'can't risk mortgages'
A teaching union leader says young teachers are shying away from taking out mortgages because of uncertainty over their future earnings.
Examiners may consider Ramadan fast
Exam boards are urged to consider Muslim students on Ramadan fasts in the way they schedule summer examinations.
Teachers urged to watch for FGM
A teachers' union hears that school staff should check families' holiday plans for clues to female genital mutilation.
Bullying 'impacting' school grades
A report has found around a quarter of bullied students felt it was causing their grades to slip.
Ex-Met boss heads 'Islam plot' probe
An ex-counter-terrorism chief will lead an inquiry into an alleged Islamist takeover plot of schools - an appointment deemed "desperately unfortunate".
Pupils 'addicted to tablet computers'
Young children can swipe a computer screen but do not have the fine motor skills to play with building blocks, teachers warn.
Parents 'baffled by Inset days'
Parents are often baffled as to why schools in England close for in-service training days , or 'Inset' days, Shadow Education Secretary Tristram Hunt says.
Schools corporate greed warning
England's education system is being "destroyed through corporate greed", teachers claim.
Police ‘not listening’, teachers told
The father of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence claims police are "still not listening" about how to build bridges with the black community.
Families 'have less time together'
Family life is increasingly under strain because many parents have to put work commitments before their children, a survey of teachers finds.
Features & Analysis
Unearthing the truth
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Investigating claims of Islamic "takeovers" of schools
The irresistible urge for online students to talk
Why is education never an emergency?
Can a play teach science and be exciting at the same time?
The magic of the big music stage for children