Charities estimate that failure to intervene early in social problems is costing £17bn a year

Early interventions to stop young people going off the rails could save £1.7bn a year, say leading charities

A coalition of more than 50 leading charities estimate that failure to intervene early in social problems is costing £17bn a year

Holyport College intends to provide boarding for half of its planned 500 pupils

Eton-linked free school opened by the Queen embroiled in racial bullying row

Exclusive: Parents of Muslim pupil claim he was called a ‘terrorist’ and physically bullied

Recruitment of teachers is being hampered both by a shortage of teachers and by the poor quality of candidates for posts

Two out of three schools struggling to fill senior teaching posts, says new report

Maths and English jobs are hardest for schools to fill, while the newly qualified are often not ready for the classroom

The general secretary of the National Association of Head Teachers will tell his annual conference inspections by Ofsted must undergo a

Leader of headteachers' organisation calls for end to Ofsted's 'outstanding' label

'The outstanding grade tames mavericks... Let me be explicit.  I believe schools should be outstanding.  I just don't think we should let a regulator define it'

Tristram Hunt has criticised the Coalition Government for presiding over the closure of Sure Start centres

Tristram Hunt: Four-year-olds arriving at school unable to speak because parents don't get on 'all fours' and play with them

Labour's education spokesman: 'Parents haven't been sitting down on all fours and sitting down an intereacting with their children'

The number of pupils at independent schools such at Eton (pictured) has risen this year from 511,928 to 517,113

Number of pupils attending independent schools in Britain on the rise, figures show

The increase has been attributed to a rise in parents' affluence

Given the choice, many French children will opt to learn Spanish, Italian or Russian over German

French Education Minister sparks diplomatic situation with Germany by proposing to abolish 'two-language' classes for 11-year-olds

German Chancellor Angela Merkel believes the political friendship between the two countries will never be complete unless more youngsters from both nations speak both languages - and will raise the subject with French President François Hollande

Elite universities in Britain have once again come out on top in world rankings

University rankings: Elite British institutions top list of world's best for academic disciplines

The new survey shows Britain remains well ahead of its closest rivals

Pupils at Siltamaki primary school perform a rap as part of their cross-subject learning (Jussi Helttunen)

Finland's 'teaching by topic' instead of 'teaching by subject' policy actually started in Norway 40 years ago

But will the education reforms catch on in the UK?

Lord Puttnam

David Puttnam: Headteachers shun art in their schools due to worry about exam table rankings

'Arts provision in schools really relies on the ambition of individual headteachers'

Send childrens' homework abroad to be marked, says leading academic

Dr Rebecca Allen argues that the move would cut down on teachers' workload

The open-plan interior of Bexhill High Academy

Bexhill High School: Multi-million pound investment in 'education pods' ends in failure

After a £38m investment in open-plan learning was completed in 2010, another £4m is now being invested to revert the classrooms back

Smartphones are making children borderline autistic, says psychiatrist

A leading psychiatrist has said that technology has made children less empathetic and less able to read emotions

Figures disclosed at the ATL union conference showed that nearly four in 10 teachers quit before completing a year in the classroom

Teaching profession headed for crisis as numbers continue to drop and working lives become 'unbearable'

An open letter signed by 1,200 teachers calls for more support and warns that politicians are 'bleeding the profession dry'

A recruitment crisis has left thousands of schools unable to fill vacancies on their governing bodies, as potential candidates are intimidated by their responsibilities

Should schools teach boys and girls different subjects?

Boys and girls may be ready for challenging subjects — like complex math and science — at different points

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