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The Liberal Democrats pledge 15 hours of free childcare for all two-year-olds in England, as they begin to set out pre-election policies.
The surge in sales of laptops for students getting ready to start university has become like a "mini-Christmas", say leading retailers.
The Shankill area of Belfast has the worst record of educational attainment across all council wards, but a new proposal plans a 20-year programme to create a zone for children and young people.
A violent extremist video was shown in a Birmingham school, a committee of MPs investigating the the alleged "Trojan Horse" plot is told.
A 70-year-old former child migrant from a Catholic-run home in Londonderry says he was sexually abused after being shipped to Australia.
Money made available to the poorest students in further education colleges is cut by over a third, falling by £1.3m over the past five years.
Pupils up to the age of seven in England will be entitled to a free hot school lunch from this week, as schools re-open for the new term.
How geek chic can boost the sciences
The debate over funding free school meals for all
BBC News talks to Ian Lowe, a blacksmith who teaches other people an ancient art he believes to be future-proof.
Millions of children in England will begin a "tough" new national curriculum when they return to school this week.
More than half of UK state school staff have faced aggression from students in the past year, suggests research.
Inspectors accuse one of the biggest academy chains in England of "low expectations".
BBC News asks adults to answer some of the questions that could appear on English schools' new curriculum.
How significant are the plans for GCSE choices?
Reforms that aim to give children and young people with special educational needs and their parents a greater say in the support they receive come into effect in England.
Students wanting to make a big impression on their first day at university are being offered a VIP arrival service, such as arriving by helicopter.
How is the curriculum changing for schools in England?
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.