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How science GCSEs in England are changing

Students will be graded numerically on a scale from 9 to 1. more

'Sexually motivated' former Bury St Edmunds teacher struck off

A panel hears a teacher sent inappropriate messages to a pupil at a school where he previously worked. more

More pupils take term-time holidays, data shows

But the proportion of parents being fined for taking children out of lessons without permission falls. more

Teenager arrested over schools bomb hoax

A 19-year-old has been arrested after the hoax closed hundreds of schools across England on Monday. more

Mar 21, When do babies say their first words?

Most babies can say at least one or two words by the end of their first year. But experiments suggest that many babies have the understanding and rudimentary production skills to use words months earlier -- as early as 6 months. more

Teaching boys that 'real men' would stop rape

A project in Kenya is teaching boys how to intervene to stop sexual violence more

Essay-writing company's adverts banned

UK Essays did not make it clear that work should not be submitted as students' own work - ASA. more

Children drawing more women in science

A US study shows that more children draw women scientists than they did in the 1960s and 1970s. more

Supply teaching firm accused of 'obscene' payments to directors

Wales' largest supply teaching provider paid two directors almost £1m over two years. more

Few dads take time off work to look after children

An Equalities Select Committee report finds only 2% to 8% of fathers take up parental leave rights. more