'Historic day' for newly accredited college

The Northern Echo: Guest speaker Justin Urquhart Stewart presents HND Business and Finance student Rachael Collingwood with her award at New College Durham's graduation ceremony (8824924)

4:49pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A COLLEGE has held its first summer graduation ceremonies since it was allowed to grant its own degrees.

Free school campaigners still confident about partners

6:04am Wednesday 30th July 2014

CAMPAIGNERS for a new free school have expressed confidence in the academy chain which is backing the project, despite heavy criticism from Ofsted.

British Academy says: well done, fellows

The Northern Echo: Durham University

4:23pm Thursday 24th July 2014

TWO North-East professors have been honoured by the British Academy.

Middlesbrough autism campaigner's anger as just 12 MPs turn up for Commons debate

The Northern Echo: Middlesbrough mum and autism campaigner Anna Kennedy

7:21pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

AN AUTISM campaigner has spoken of her anger after just 12 MPs turned up to a House of Commons debate on the provision of education for autistic children.

First World War centenary inspires students to make a difference

The Northern Echo: PASSING OUT: Children at St Aidan's Academy in Darlington perform their parade at the end of  Make a Difference week Picture: ANDY LAMB

2:56pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

LESSONS in life in the trenches and wartime medicine replaced maths and English to mark the final week of term at a North-East school.

New crop of teachers are ready for the classroom

The Northern Echo: Graduates of the Carmel Teacher Training Programme pictured with Charlie Taylor, chief executive of the National College for Teaching and Leadership.

10:27am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A NEW generation of North-East teachers have cleared the final hurdle before embarking on careers to shape and develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes of the young.

New regional schools commissioner vows to continue academies revolution

The Northern Echo: Janet Renou,  the new North of England Schools Commissioner, who will be based in Darlington

10:27am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

From modest beginnings in 1988, the academies programme has come a long way.

Darlington college's legal eagles win inaugural 'criminal justice trial' competition

The Northern Echo: The winning Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College legal team.  Pictured (L-to-R): Anna Chamberlain, Jasmine Guy and Gabriel Robinson.

10:27am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A DARLINGTON sixth form college is celebrating winning Teesside University’s inaugural ‘criminal justice trial’ competition.

Students warned of meningitis danger

10:25am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A CHARITY is warning students they must get a vital meningitis vaccine before they head off to university and ensure they know the signs and symptoms, as some kinds of meningitis can’t be prevented.

Wannabe writer wins first prize at 13

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10:24am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THIRTEEN year old ‘wannabe’ writer, Abby Walker, has returned from a creative writing competition in Somerset covered in glory.

'Under-funded' education authorities to receive cash boost

The Northern Echo: Schools Minister David Laws has announced details of additional funding to correct years of "unfairness"

4:06pm Thursday 17th July 2014

SCHOOLS in the region’s two biggest education authorities are to receive larger than expected increases in funding totalling £14.5m to correct years of “unfairness”.

Fears that city is getting too much student accommodation

The Northern Echo: Due to decide new application (8336994)

2:33pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A CONSERVATION group fears that Durham is being overwhelmed by plans for student accommodation and has called on councillors to "get a grip".

Top marks for Nunthorpe academy staff as well as pupils

The Northern Echo: Nunthorpe Academy has achieved an Investors in People Gold Standard in the same year it is celebrating its Golden Jubilee.

12:53pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A TOP school is producing high-flying staff after achieving an Investors in People Gold Standard accolade.

'Pupil premiums' appear to be pushing up grades

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12:03am Wednesday 16th July 2014

NEW figures suggest ‘pupil premiums’ paid to schools which have pupils eligible for free school meals are improving exam results.

Region's teachers 'delighted' at Gove's removal

The Northern Echo: MICHAEL GOVE: 'People were saying to me that they need a new school'

4:35pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

THE removal of Michael Gove as Education Secretary will be welcomed by teachers across the region, according to the North-East’s biggest teaching union.

Nursery maintains good Ofsted rating

3:00pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

A PRE-SCHOOL in Gainford has maintained its good Ofsted rating.

Bike gift delights schools

The Northern Echo: ON THE MOVE:  From left, Kevin Kilcullen from Local Motion, pupil Joshua Robson, Dave Tetzlaff, from the Youth Offenders Service, and pupil Naomi Gray

9:56am Tuesday 15th July 2014

PUPILS at a group of Darlington schools are benefiting from a gift of refurbished ‘rescue bikes’ which have been repaired by young offenders.

Gaming stars go to the next level

The Northern Echo: Talented gaming graduates Kai Du (left) and Daniel Harris (right) have won national recognition

9:56am Tuesday 15th July 2014

TWO aspiring computer games artists have won recognition at a national event dedicated to those looking to make their mark in next generation gaming.

Generations mingle at summer party

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9:56am Tuesday 15th July 2014

SIXTH form students from Darlington’s Polam Hall School have entertained more than 40 elderly guests at their annual Sunshine Party.

Crowdfunding helps student finish first computer game

The Northern Echo: Up-and-coming computer game designer Teesside University student Amund Farifteh

9:56am Tuesday 15th July 2014

A TEESSIDE University graduate is on his way to making his dream a reality after online crowd-funding helped him to develop his first computer game.

Wolsingham's 400-year-old school to attempt world hula hooping record as part of birthday celebrations

The Northern Echo: HULA HULA: Wolsingham School and Community College attempt to break the Guinness World Record for hula-hooping next week as part of the school’s 400th anniversary celebrations picturedTamzin Burnip 13, Shannon Reed 14 and PE Teacher Leanne Watson.Pi

3:54pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

HUNDREDS of children will attempt to break the world hula hooping record as part of a school’s 400th anniversary celebrations.

Pioneering maths partnership launched in North-East

The Northern Echo: Pictured (L-R)  Alison Maynard,  professional and vocational principal at South Tyneside College with East Durham College principal Suzanne Duncan

10:45am Tuesday 8th July 2014

A PILOT programme to encourage maths’ brightest brains to work in further education is to be pioneered in a ground-breaking North-East partnership.

Award-winning group takes a bow

The Northern Echo: COMMUNITY GROUP: Teacher Halima Amin with a group of her former pupils who have been involved in community projects for the last few years. Pictured are Josh McDonald, Caitlin Dixon, Halima Amin, Connor Dixon and Jade McMeiken. Picture: TOM BANKS (7297759

10:45am Tuesday 8th July 2014

AN award-winning group of pupils are looking back over five years of achievement and community involvement.

Jury out in Durham school head sex trial

The Northern Echo: DENIES CHARGES: Anne Lakey arriving at Durham Crown Court for second day of trial over alleged relationship with underage boy

1:25pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

THE jury in the trial of a school head accused of having sex with a teenage boy has gone out to consider its verdict.

College student wins vet honour

The Northern Echo: COLLEGE AWARD: East Durham College Veterinary Nurse Student and winner of the 2014 James Herriot Award, Natalie Usher and James Herriot Foundation Education Officer, Michael Fram.

1:05pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

A STUDENT has received a college award which has been renamed in honour of a famous vet.

South Korean visitors enjoy a North-East welcome

The Northern Echo: South Korean students studying English teaching methods at Durham University

9:52am Tuesday 24th June 2014

WHILE Education Secretary Michael Gove suggests we should look to countries like South Korea to improve our education system 24 students from that country have come to the North-East to learn about our teaching methods.

Dyslexia debunker on mission to change our education policy

The Northern Echo: DYSLEXIA DEBATE: Professor Julian Elliott, of Durham University, who is co-author of a controversial book about dyslexia

9:52am Tuesday 24th June 2014

Durham University education expert Professor Julian Elliott is hoping to persuade the educational establishment to bring in new policies to help problem readers. He spoke to Health and Education Editor Barry Nelson.

Trial fixed for Russian student charged over bomb scares at Newcastle University

The Northern Echo: Police sealed off a further Newcastle University building this morning

3:02pm Monday 23rd June 2014

A RUSSIAN student charged over two bomb scares at a North-East university has made his first appearance at crown court.

Will free school plan make progress?

6:01am Monday 23rd June 2014

CAMPAIGNERS hoping to turn a doomed secondary into a free school to save it from closure are to waiting to hear if their project is making progress.

Talented sportsmen walk free from court after charity event fight

The Northern Echo: A case of unlawful wounding is dealt with at Teesside Crown Court involving Brett Upton and Daniel Potts (pictured). Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

6:36pm Friday 20th June 2014

TWO former public schoolboys who knocked a primary school teacher unconscious have walked free from court.

Time capsule marks new school's creation

The Northern Echo: Some of the first students who will attend Discovery School pictured with the time capsule, along with principal Wendy Allen (third left) and vice principal Lyle Nicholson (third right).

5:42pm Friday 20th June 2014

STUDENTS are to become a part of history after burying a time capsule to mark the creation of a school dedicated to the development of young engineers and scientists.

Newton Aycliffe school scoops creative learning award

The Northern Echo: Greenfield Community College pupils get creative during the award-winning What If...? project

4:18pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

A PROJECT that encourages young people to explore their own interests to shape their learning has received national recognition.

Councillors back two school extension schemes

The Northern Echo: County Hall, Durham, home of Durham County Council (6122845)

4:08pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

MULTI-MILLION pound plans to extend and improve two schools have been backed by councillors.

Science event aims to show students how the Big Bang Theory can be applied to real life

The Northern Echo: BIG BANG: Science, technology, engineering and maths will be on the agenda for students (FILE PIC)

1:23pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

VIRTUAL reality, nuclear energy and underground science will be among the new technology on offer at a science fair aiming to engage young people.

Art and design degree show opens to public

The Northern Echo: Illustration from a new book by Sunderland University art student Rebecca Foster about teenage depression

12:44pm Tuesday 17th June 2014

SUNDERLAND University’s 2014 art and design degree show celebrating the final year work of students is now open to the public.

Ex-soldier to work for BBC Breakfast

The Northern Echo: David Lee, media graduate has secured a placement with BBC News

10:26am Tuesday 17th June 2014

A FORMER army mechanic who served in Afghanistan is heading for the BBC after a change in career path led him to enrol at Teesside University.

No new tables and chairs for crumbling schools says minister

6:01am Tuesday 17th June 2014

CRUMBLING schools which are waiting for vital rebuilding funds will not be given new tables or chairs, ministers admitted yesterday (Monday, June 16).

Students help business get online

The Northern Echo: Pictured (back row L-R)  East Durham College students Sophie Gray, Ashleigh Duff, Laura Tupling and Laura Gleghorn Pictured (front row L-R) Dewhirst Factory Outlet store manager, Kelly Huntingdon and East Durham College ICT lecturer, Ruth Cabourne

10:28am Tuesday 17th June 2014

INTERACTIVE Media students from East Durham College have been helping local clothing company Dewhirst Factory Outlet get online.

National recognition for forensics expert

The Northern Echo: Forensics expert  Dr Tim Thompson from Teesside University

10:27am Tuesday 17th June 2014

A NORTH-EAST forensic expert who is revolutionising the way bone identification is taught across the globe has been recognised by a national award.

Schools tackle boardroom challenge

The Northern Echo: Last year's Boardroom Challenge winners  Heathfield Primary School from Darlington

10:27am Tuesday 17th June 2014

TEAMS of children from across the North-East are putting their heads together to come up with creative fundraising ideas to help them win their way into the boardroom of one of the region’s best known businesses.

'Inspirational' head is among national award-winners

The Northern Echo: Andy Brown,  headteacher of West View Primary School, in Hartlepool who is among national teaching award winners

10:27am Tuesday 17th June 2014

ANDY Brown from West View Primary School in Hartlepool has been named as a primary headteacher of the year.

Anti-terror police charge teenager following Newcastle University investigation

The Northern Echo: Police sealed off a further Newcastle University building this morning

6:31pm Monday 16th June 2014

ANTI-terrorism police have charged a man with two offences following a major investigation at Newcastle University.

Aspiring reporters urged to get on career ladder

6:20pm Sunday 15th June 2014

A NORTH-EAST college is encouraging aspiring reporters to get onto the career ladder as soon as possible.

Region's 'supersize' infant classes double in just four years

The Northern Echo: Education Secretary Michael Gove

6:51am Saturday 14th June 2014

INFANTS across the region are being crammed into ‘supersized’ classes because of a growing shortage of places, worrying figures show.

Success for college students in Bishop Auckland

6:41pm Friday 13th June 2014

STUDENT success rates at Bishop Auckland College are among the top 10 per cent in the country, figures have revealed.

Adult learners invited to join 'twilight tour' of campus

The Northern Echo: Former chef Maria Freeman who returned to higher education and is studying for a BSc in public health

2:34pm Friday 13th June 2014

PEOPLE thinking of returning to learning are invited to join Sunderland University’s popular ‘twilight tours’ for adult learners.

Anti-terror police called in over Newcastle University scare

The Northern Echo: Newcastle University's medical faculty where a wide range of scientific research is carried out.

6:32pm Thursday 12th June 2014

SPECIALIST anti-terror police have taken over the investigation into a bomb scare at a North-East university.

University holds open day for prospective students

The Northern Echo: Students celebrate the end of term Final Fling at Teesside University, which is holding an open day on Wednesday June 18

4:53pm Thursday 12th June 2014

ANYONE thinking of studying at Teesside can find out all they need to know about university life at an open day.

Updated 9.30am: Controlled explosion carried out in Newcastle after university alert sparked by man's arrest in London

The Northern Echo: The Bomb Disposal Unit arrives on the scene. Pic from Twitter by @70000ft

6:18pm Tuesday 10th June 2014

POLICE say a controlled explosion has been carried out in Newcastle in connection with an incident that led to part of the city's university being evacuated

Shildon schoolchildren look to the future at careers fair

The Northern Echo: A career fair was held at Timothy Hackworth Primary School in Shildon

3:33pm Tuesday 10th June 2014

SCHOOLCHILDREN were given an insight into the world of work at an interactive career fair.

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