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The exams regulator Ofqual is to collect information on how many private school students receive extra time in exams, compared with state pupils.
Newsnight has learned that complaints were made to the Department for Education about some privately funded Steiner schools.
There were over 90 assaults on teachers by pupils in England each school day last year, official figures show.
A teacher is banned from the profession for life for setting his mobile phone to record in a Northampton secondary school's toilets.
David Hoare, a trustee of a struggling academies chain, is announced by the government as the new chairman of schools regulator Ofsted.
Nursery school teachers should be given the same status and pay as those in primary school, the Pre-School Learning Alliance says.
There are fears millions of pounds could be diverted from current schools' improvements programmes to fund a new policy also aimed at raising standards.
The true costs of running the student loan scheme
Employers prefer "soft" skills rather than technical knowledge in graduates they are recruiting, a study says.
Ministers and officials have been considering an idea that could bring major changes to England's student loan system, BBC Newsnight learns.
Ofsted tells an academies trust led by a former government adviser that too many of its schools are not improving fast enough.
Videos of children in care are to be made available to people approved for adoption as part of plans to speed up the process.
Scottish universities should appoint more women to their governing bodies or be forced to do so, according to the National Union of Students.
Many schools are building new classrooms on outside space to accommodate a growing number of pupils.