Education news from Australia and the United Kindgom
- How pop sticks and mini whiteboards transformed a struggling school
A new approach to teaching sees pass rates skyrocket, behaviour problems all but eradicated and students engaged in their studies for the first time.
- Young authors tell stories for tomorrow's farming children
First-time young authors write stories that bring attention to environmental issues and farming life for students of the future.
- School program helps to give disengaged students a fair go at life
A program at a north-western Victoria school helps equip disengaged students with life skills and keeps them in school.
- Country kids to perform in New York's Carnegie Hall thanks to YouTube video
A school choir from Port Macquarie will perform in New York, conducted by famous composer Paul Mealor, after being discovered on YouTube.
- Christmas party kicks off Palmerston school holiday program
A packed program of summer break activities started with waterslides and face-painting for families on a hot day at Palmerston Indigenous Village in the Northern Territory.
- Perth Modern the big loser as axe falls on gifted and talented studies
WA's gifted and talented school programs will lose nearly $2 million in funding from 2019, with almost half of it being slashed from top academic school Perth Modern — but the Education Minister says the school is "very well resourced".
- School jumps into action after chance frog encounter
The discovery of an endangered frog on a Melbourne school oval leads to the creation of a thriving amphibian habitat.
- UK university could get EU funds post-Brexit
A partnership between Imperial College London and a major French agency will keep access to European research funding.
- Carillion apprentices among casualties as firm collapses
The future of about 1,400 apprentices at training centres in England and Scotland is in doubt.
- 'Staggering' trade in fake degrees revealed
Doctors and a defence contractor are among those buying bogus qualifications, a BBC probe finds.
- University of Bath vice-chancellor voted out in pay row
Prof Dame Glynis Breakwell, who earns £468,000, is the highest paid university vice-chancellor in the UK.
- 'Being a teenage mother is so lonely'
New guidelines aim to cut UK teenage pregnancy rates which remain among the highest in Europe.
- England's first 'prisoner of war' discovered
A French aristocrat, captured in 1357, was England's earliest official "prisoner of war", say historians.
- Thousands struggle to access childcare on glitchy website
Parents are struggling to get subsidised childcare they are entitled to due to continued web issues.