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.
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.
10:49am Thursday 29th January 2015
SEVEN schools in the region have been forced to close following heavy snowfalls overnight.
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.
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.
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
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.
6:17pm 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.
6:24pm Tuesday 20th January 2015
THE demise of the short-lived Durham Free School has plunged 90 North-East families into uncertainty.
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.
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.
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.
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.
2:53pm Thursday 8th January 2015
DECLARING children dyslexic may harm their wellbeing and development, a conference heard today (Thursday, January 8).
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.
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.
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.
6:05pm Tuesday 6th January 2015
RECOVERING from major surgery gave me the opportunity to reflect on the state of our leading public services.
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.