BBC News - Family & Education

BBC News - Family & Education

08/17/2018 01:51 PM
Thousands of top university places still up for grabs
Tens of thousands of degree places still available, even in medicine, which are usually at a premium.

08/17/2018 12:22 AM
'Trojan Horse' hearings against teachers and governor cost £1.27m
Banned governor Tahir Alam says the cases were a "total waste of public money".

08/17/2018 12:18 AM
NYU offers free tuition for all its medical students
The New York medical school will fund all students, due to fears of graduates' "overwhelming" debt.

08/16/2018 05:25 PM
A-level results 2018: Teenagers achieve rise in top grades
A-level results show a rise in top grades, as a record proportion of 18-year-olds head to university.

08/16/2018 01:56 PM
Musician Stormzy on why he's funding university scholarships
The musician says he'll fund two black British students to go to the University of Cambridge.

08/16/2018 06:08 AM
The three-year-old with an IQ of 171
Ophelia's parents say they it is difficult to keep up with her will to learn.

08/16/2018 06:05 AM
The three-year-old with an IQ of 171
Natalie and Ben's daughter Ophelia joined Mensa at only three years old.

08/16/2018 01:54 AM
A-level results: Why clearing is 'not the end of the world'
What are the immediate options if your A-level grades aren't what you were expecting?

08/16/2018 01:41 AM
A-level results 2018: What was new about this year's exams?
Thousands of teenagers are getting their A and AS-level results, but what have the recent changes been?

08/14/2018 11:15 PM
Bringing up your baby as a vegan
Laceinne Cooper is raising her child on a plant-based diet. She explains how and why.

08/14/2018 11:10 PM
Debate over Scotland's schools enters new term
As Scotland's children head back to school this week, the debate over education intensifies.

08/14/2018 11:05 PM
Exam results: The highs, lows and... embarrassing mums
Thousands of students get their exam results this month. BBC Rewind looks at some classic reactions.

08/14/2018 05:03 PM
School exclusion of autistic boy unlawful, judge rules
The exclusion of an autistic boy after he hit a teaching assistant with a ruler, punched her and pulled her hair, was 'unlawful'.

08/14/2018 01:40 PM
Oxford college employed sex abuse monk for 12 years
Fr Bernard Green sexually assaulted a boy in 1995 and was banned from working with young people.

08/14/2018 12:24 PM
University unconditional offers 'undermine education'
Will offering too many university places which don't depend on A-level grades drive down standards?

08/13/2018 11:05 PM
Going plastic-free with kids
Reducing your dependence on plastics can be daunting, especially if you've got a young family.

08/09/2018 11:08 AM
Wellbeing in your 20s
A study on wellbeing finds 20-somethings feel more distant from friends and family.

08/03/2018 10:35 AM
London's Great Stink
Temperatures hit the 30s and there were no proper drains, bringing flies, disease and panic.

08/03/2018 12:01 AM
Giving your child away
Jewish parents in the Netherlands under the Nazis rescued their children by handing them to strangers.

08/02/2018 09:08 PM
Bangladesh teenagers demanding road safety paralyse Dhaka
The protesters are demanding improved road safety after a boy and a girl were killed by a bus.

08/02/2018 12:46 AM
'We're with my disabled brother round the clock'
A charity highlights how young carers spend their summer holidays rather differently.

08/01/2018 11:12 PM
'I thought my summer job was a punishment'
Your stories and experiences of summer jobs.

07/31/2018 11:10 PM
School where refugees are the teachers
An online school wants to make better use of the language skills of refugees and to help them integrate.

07/27/2018 07:43 AM
A good fit?
A divorce lawyer to the stars says couples should ask 10 "critical" questions before a relationship.

07/24/2018 11:10 PM
Making a drama out of a TB crisis
With low levels of literacy, Papua New Guinea has been using drama to deliver health messages about stopping tuberculosis.

07/22/2018 11:07 PM
Holiday childcare
Entertaining kids during the holidays is expensive, but some have found innovative ways to cut the cost.

07/18/2018 11:37 PM
Home alone
As the long holidays start, children's charity NSPCC urges parents and carers not to leave young children home alone.

07/17/2018 11:38 PM
'My sister has my child'
British parents pay an average of £133.34 a week for full-time holiday childcare for one child, a survey finds.

07/17/2018 11:10 PM
Jenson Button takes brakes off engineering
A student racing car competition wants to tackle a global shortage of recruits into engineering.

07/16/2018 11:24 AM
Visual history
Artists and historians make sure the imagery of May's Irish abortion referendum is preserved.

07/10/2018 11:51 PM
Global challenges
Businesses and researchers are brought together by Prince Charles to tackle global challenges.

07/10/2018 11:15 PM
K-pop drives boom in Korean language
The popularity of K-pop is driving a global boom in learning the Korean language.

07/05/2018 04:27 PM
'Everyone supports me'
Parents and pupils benefit from innovation for which school wins national award.

07/05/2018 01:03 AM
'Lively and enthusiastic'
"Enthusiastic when working in a group" - or does that really mean "a proper bossy boots"?

07/03/2018 11:00 PM
Putting death on the school timetable
Doctors in Australia want the school curriculum to get young people talking about the ethical issues around death and dying.

06/27/2018 01:06 PM
Graduation fail
People have been sharing their experiences of having their names mispronounced.

06/27/2018 06:29 AM
School closes after 100 years
A bittersweet farewell to a school that was the "hub and heart" of a small County Down community.

06/23/2018 12:23 AM
Teens on 9-1 GCSEs: 'Everyone's worried about grade boundaries'
How have teenagers coped with taking the new 9-1 GCSE exams this summer?

06/20/2018 08:54 AM
Hail Mary
What's it like to be a public intellectual in age of echo chamber social media and fake news?

06/19/2018 04:13 PM
Saint's bone returned
Waste company presents bone, said to be of a Pope executed 2,000 years ago, to Westminster Cathedral.

06/19/2018 03:58 PM
The softer stimulant?
As Lord Hague calls for a change in the law on cannabis, young people claim it is often seen as a "softer" stimulant.

06/15/2018 09:34 AM
Degree pay premium
Find out which courses and which universities can boost earnings after graduation.

06/13/2018 12:24 AM
Children with poor literacy skills struggle most to tell which stories are false, says a report.

06/13/2018 12:23 AM
Scary and overcrowded
More must be done to stop children being housed in bed and breakfasts and temporary accommodation, says a report.

06/10/2018 09:20 AM
Football and university
A football club signs up a university as a shirt sponsor - to help them both reach the people they otherwise could not reach.

06/07/2018 12:26 AM
'Miss! Are your classes making me blind?'
Why spending more time in school and university could be damaging our eyes.

06/02/2018 12:30 AM
Streaming at five set me up to fail, says deputy head
Deputy head Sean Macnamara says his own experiences convinced him streaming is a bad idea.

05/30/2018 11:57 PM
Twins in school: To separate or not to separate?
Some mothers want their twins kept together, some prefer separate classes and others say "they'll find their own way regardless".