The latest stories from the Education & Family section of the BBC News web site.
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Research suggests children born to mothers who have low thyroid hormone levels during pregnancy do worse at maths.
IBM and a UK college have created a social network to help staff get a better understanding of their pupils.
Plans that could increase student numbers by 20% have not been adequately funded, a policy analysis report warns.
Gunmen attack a teacher training college in the northern Nigerian city of Kano, with officials saying at least 15 people have been killed.
Checks and balances on how academy chains in England spend large amounts of public money are "too weak", according to research.
Head teachers say that carrying out Ofsted inspections without warning is like treating school staff as "naughty children".
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is in first place in the latest league table of the world's best universities.
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In the wake of the so-called Trojan Horse allegations, there will be 40 unannounced school inspections in England this month, Ofsted has revealed.
Research suggests three-quarters of British parents want to see payday loan firms banned from advertising to children.
The High Street retailer is entering online education with the launch of a business course with Leeds University.
Glasgow School of Art replaces 22% of its most popular books that were lost in a fire at its Mackintosh building in June.
The electric guitar has overtaken the violin in the list of most popular musical instruments for children to play, says a music exam board.
Money is key to being a top university, suggests analysis by Times Higher Education, ahead of its annual world university rankings.
A laddish culture on university campuses across the UK is being ignored by vice-chancellors, the NUS says.