Education Zone

Labour pledges to replace university fees with graduation tax

The Northern Echo: Labour's business spokesman Chuka Umunna. Photo: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire

12:03am Friday 30th January 2015

LABOUR today pledges to axe university fees and introduce a graduate tax “as soon as possible”, to lift the debt burden on students.

Questions raised over reliability of school GCSE league tables

The Northern Echo: FRUSTRATED:  David Dunn, headmaster at Yarm School,  who feels that independent schools are not getting a fair deal from the Government

5:00pm Thursday 29th January 2015

DESPITE claims the Government has made school league tables less reliable by ‘moving the goalposts’ many of the region's schools excelled in getting students through their GCSE exams this year.

School closures: Thursday, January 29, 2015

The Northern Echo: SCHOOL CLOSED: Hundreds of schools in the region are affected by Wednesday's strike action

10:49am Thursday 29th January 2015

SEVEN schools in the region have been forced to close following heavy snowfalls overnight.

Number of state secondary schools underperforming doubles since last year

The Northern Echo:

10:28am Thursday 29th January 2015

NEW school league tables out today show that the number of state secondary schools in England which are judged to be underperforming has more than doubled since last year.

Glowing report 'undermines' closure of free school

The Northern Echo: SUPPORT: Terri Mould (12) and her dad Terance join fellow students, parents and staff to voice their support to save Durham Free School. Picture: DAVID WOOD

5:22pm Wednesday 28th January 2015

A CLOSURE-threatened free school was given a glowing report just months before being panned by Ofsted, it has emerged.

Parliamentary debate on future of free schools in aftermath of Durham Free School closure

The Northern Echo: CRITIC: Roberta Blackman-Woods

4:34pm Tuesday 27th January 2015

Live updates from the parliamentary debate on the future of free schools with Durham MP Roberta Blackman-Woods leading the session.

Ofsted places second free school in region into special measures just one day after Durham Free School closure announcement

The Northern Echo:

3:14pm Tuesday 20th January 2015

A SECOND free school in the region has been placed into special measures just a day after news that Durham Free School is to close following a damning Ofsted report.

6 schools that could be the answer for parents with children at Durham Free School

The Northern Echo:

6:17pm Tuesday 20th January 2015

Families of over 90 pupils at Durham Free School are now faced with finding new places for their children following the announcement that the school is to close. Education editor Barry Nelson explores the options available to parents.

Families plunged into uncertainty after demise of Durham Free School

The Northern Echo: CLOSURE: Durham Free School

6:24pm Tuesday 20th January 2015

THE demise of the short-lived Durham Free School has plunged 90 North-East families into uncertainty.

Crisis-hit Durham Free School to close after damning Ofsted report

The Northern Echo: FREE SCHOOL: The Durham Free School at Gilesgate, Durham City. Picture: TOM BANKS. (15653353)

11:10am Monday 19th January 2015

A CRISIS-hit free school is to close following a damning Ofsted report, the Education Secretary announced this afternoon.

Increasing demand for places as parents select primary school choices

The Northern Echo: SCHOOL PLACES: Pressure on schools is increasing because of a rising birth rate. Picture: Barry Batchelor/PA Wire (16270296)

9:18pm Thursday 15th January 2015

EDUCATION chiefs have attempted to allay fears that pressure on primary school places could mean many parents missing out on their first choice.

Alarm over classroom squeeze

The Northern Echo: Labour's Shadow Education Secretary, Tristram Hunt

12:03am Tuesday 13th January 2015

MORE than one in five schools in the North-East and Cumbria have no more room for pupils, as parents rush to meet the deadline to apply for a primary school in place.

Nominate your school now!

The Northern Echo: Nominations are still open for The Northern Echo Schools Awards 2015 until January 30.

1:48pm Friday 9th January 2015

TIME is running out to nominate your school, your teacher or your classmate for The Northern Echo Schools Awards 2015.

Calling children dyslexic may harm them - study

The Northern Echo: NEW STUDY: Durham University Professor Julian Elliott.

2:53pm Thursday 8th January 2015

DECLARING children dyslexic may harm their wellbeing and development, a conference heard today (Thursday, January 8).

Meet The Head: Peter King, headteacher of Corporation Road Community Primary School, Darlington

The Northern Echo: (13842885)

11:32am Thursday 8th January 2015

IT was when a teenaged Peter King was helping out at his local cubs group that the penny dropped about what he wanted to do for the rest of his life.

Labour pledges to improve region's FE colleges - without spending extra cash

The Northern Echo: Labour's shadow education secretary Tristram Hunt pictured during a visit to Rye Hills School in Redcar.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

6:40am Wednesday 7th January 2015

A NEW deal for the region’s embattled colleges will be Labour’s “first act” in education, the party has pledged – but it warned there may be no extra cash.

UCA becomes lead school for computer science

The Northern Echo: UCA's computer science staff and students celebrate their award

6:05pm Tuesday 6th January 2015

Unity City Academy (UCA) on Ormesby Road in Middlesbrough has been named as a lead school in the National Network of Excellence for the Teaching of Computer Science.

A superior education?

The Northern Echo: STATE SUPPORT:  Retired County Durham head teacher Glynn Wales. Picture: TOM BANKS

6:05pm Tuesday 6th January 2015

RECOVERING from major surgery gave me the opportunity to reflect on the state of our leading public services.

Adult learners urged to get involved

6:04pm Tuesday 6th January 2015

GREAT stories of how people have transformed their lives through adult education are being sought by the organisers of next year’s Adult Learners Week Awards.

Hirsute's you sir!

The Northern Echo: Moustache-wearing barbering students from Sunderland College post at Beamish Museum for their 2015 Movember calendar

6:04pm Tuesday 6th January 2015

STUDENT barbers at Sunderland College swapped their close shaves for close-up shots to create a 2015 calendar in aid of the Movember initiative.

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