The latest stories from the Education & Family section of the BBC News web site.
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The BBC unveils plans to support England's computer coding curriculum with a new section of its Bitesize learning site and tech-themed TV shows.
Charities campaigning against child poverty should be encouraged to set up their own free schools, says a think tank report.
Teaching of a "tough" new national curriculum begins in England as children return to school this week.
Five-year-olds will be learning fractions and computer coding as part of a new national curriculum introduced in schools in England this week.
How schoolchildren are set to embrace coding
A leading independent school is making dozens of its courses available free online, so lessons can be downloaded by pupils or teachers at other schools.
Max started writing code when he was six. He told BBC News why he thought more children being taught how to program in schools was a good idea.
A dictionary of medieval Latin reaches its defining moment after 101 years of painstakingly gathering entries.
A bitter feud which has rocked the Plymouth University boardroom will be raised with the government, an MP confirms.
A report suggests large areas of the country are not providing enough out-of-school childcare for primary-age children.
An ex-care worker in Rotherham, where 1,400 girls were sexually exploited, says men collected victims as young as 11 from a children's home.
More than 240 people sign an online petition calling for the head of a Somerset school to quit after poor GCSE results.
Just 5% of Wales' 22 councils have sufficient out-of-school activities for 12 to 14-year-olds, a report claims.
Meet the retired professor who started a model-making summer school to teach local children to be young engineers.
Is the argument over universities coming back to life?
A senior councillor is sacked from Wrexham council's executive board after making allegations about a child protection team.
The UK is still a "deeply elitist" country, according to a new report from the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission.
Emily, Grace and Jack are the most popular names for Northern Ireland babies in 2013.
Shaun Wright resigns from the Labour Party but refuses to quit his South Yorkshire police and crime commissioner role following a damning report into child abuse.
There has been a rise in the percentage of primary pupils in England achieving the expected level in this year's Sats tests.