Nearly a quarter of children over 11 years old are unable to participate in educational trips due to the cost

Charges for school trips 'exclude poorer pupils' from key subjects

State schools are breaching government guidelines by asking parents to cover costs

As chairman of the National Literacy Trust, Dame Julia Cleverdon has set the organisation the daunting target of ensuring that by 2025 all 11-year-olds can read fluently

Dame Julia Cleverdon interview: 'The price we all pay if children can't read properly'

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David Cameron has been criticised by one of his own MPs for refusing to release sixth-form colleges from having to pay VAT

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A cross-party campaign wants an end to the unfair tax anomaly that exempts academies

Anthology is the latest subject to be axed

Anthropology becomes latest A-level to be axed

Decision is appalling, say academics in letter to ‘The Independent’

The Education Secretary’s department has received 44,000 responses from teachers taking the opportunity to tell her they are working too many hours

44,000 teachers tell Education Secretary Nicky Morgan they are overworked

In response they are promised a year’s notice of significant changes to curriculum and qualifications

Sir Michael Wilshaw is to take personal charge of the investigation into claims that Muslim hardliners have taken over a number of schools in Birmingham and begun segregating boys and girls in class

Chief schools inspector accuses critics of creating a 'smokescreen' over investigations into homophobic bullying

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Eton College, where David Cameron was educated

General election will see no increase in proportion of state-educated MPs, predicts study

New Labour candidates in winnable seats twice as likely as sitting MPs to have gone to independent schools

Carl Lygo, vice-chancellor of BPP university

Student tuition fees ‘going towards vice-chancellors’ pay’

"I just don’t think students are getting value for money"

Cursive handwriting will be scrapped from the Finnish education curriculum and replaced by lessons in keyboard typing

Finland to remove cursive handwriting from education curriculum

The move has sparked debate over the future of handwriting in the classroom

Shadow Education Secretary Tristram Hunt meets with pupils during a visit to Little Ilford School, London, where Hunt launched a plan for 'zero tolerance' of homophobic language and bullying in schools in England

Labour would train teachers to eradicate homophobic bullying

Tristram Hunt: "Bullying is damaging the life chances of so many young people"

More than £800m a year is being wasted on students who drop out of apprenticeships and A-level courses because their schools and colleges are more interested in getting 'bums on seats' than on guiding them to the right subjects

Dropout generation failed by colleges: £800m a year wasted on students who quit courses they should never have been signed up to

Local Government Association warns that 178,000 dropouts run the risk of becoming ‘Neets’

Leeds University, left, and Truro College in Cornwall (Alamy)

Thousands of students shun universities in favour of studying for their degrees at local further education colleges

Convenience and more one-to-one contact with lecturers behind 11.8 per cent rise in the number of undergraduates studying at FE colleges

Michael Gove was sacked after Tory election strategist Lynton Crosby described him as ‘toxic’ (AFP)

Sacked Education Secretary Michael Gove still sees papers via allies allowing him to 'back-seat drive' department

Exclusive: The Chief Whip doesn’t want his controversial school reforms watered down by his less abrasive successor, Nicky Morgan

The findings will reassure parents concerned that their children could lose out

Foreign pupils don't harm grades of English speakers

Findings will reassure parents

The secretary general of the Muslim Council of Britain Dr Shuja Shafi (centre) told head teachers that Muslims are still happy to sign up

Muslim leader: 'Teaching British values in schools creates atmosphere of suspicion'

Dr Shuja Shafi told head teachers that Muslims are still happy to sign up

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