The latest stories from the Education & Family section of the BBC News web site.
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The New York Times reports that US Senator John Walsh duplicated numerous passages in his 2007 Army War College master's thesis. The news could hamper Democratic hopes of keeping control of the Senate.
University application levels have increased among all groups, but ethnic minority pupils are the most likely to seek places.
Smoking, drinking and drug use among secondary school pupils have more than halved over the past 10 years, figures show.
Teenagers who send explicit pictures of each other could be threatened with prosecution, a police officer warns.
A feeling of nostalgia makes people part with money more easily, according to academics studying patterns of consumer behaviour.
Schools in England could be allowed to offer priority places to the poorest children in their area under proposals put forward by the government.
The council-commissioned review into the so-called Trojan Horse allegations "ought to be reviewed itself", teachers say.
Do four-year-olds need a graduation ceremony?
Ethnic minority students are less likely to receive offers from UK universities than their white British peers, research suggests.
BBC Click's Spencer Kelly goes behind the scenes of the TV programme The Secret Lives of Students.
How spartan were Spartans? Did the Trojans have a horse?
Young couples who send explicit pictures of each other are threatened with prosecution under child sex laws.
Mistakes were made by Birmingham City Council when dealing with allegations of an alleged plot by hardline Muslims to gain control of schools, its chief executive has said.
Music education for children in England is to receive an £18m boost in funding, the Department for Education says.
Nicky Morgan, the new education secretary, warns of evidence of intolerance in schools as the government's Trojan horse report is published.
There are so many problems and incorrect forecasts in the student loan system that there needs to be a complete review, says a report from MPs.
There has been a significant increase in the number of graduate vacancies in the UK but many employers are struggling to fill posts, a poll says.
A U-turn over student loans sale?
A teacher who was cleared of sexually assaulting a pupil but then sacked by his school wins a claim for unfair dismissal.
Extra training is to be given to teachers, doctors and social workers to help them to identify and assist girls at risk of female genital mutilation.