Figures show a total of 41 headteachers are earning more than £142,000 a year - up by 10 when compared with the previous year

Headteachers' salaries are soaring in academies and free schools, say teachers

Delegates at the Association of Teachers and Lecturers' conference heard that growing numbers of heads were now earning more than the Prime Minister

Tristram Hunt wants to introduce a technical Baccalaureate - for young people learning vocational skills, technical degrees which people can study for while they are earning and more two-year apprenticeships.

General Election 2015: Labour promise legislation to boost vocational education and apprenticeships within 100 days if elected

Education spokesman Tristram Hunt: 'Within 100 days you will have a Labour education Bill about vocational education, apprenticeships and training'

The findings, presented at the Royal Economic Society’s annual conference today, suggest that after-school clubs, trips and other activities which allow pupils to interact and socialise with one another carry much greater benefits than previously thought.

School children with more friends earn more as adults, study claims

People who reported having a high number of close friends in secondary school later enjoyed 10 per cent higher earnings than their peers, the research found

Spending £800 million of free nursery places for three-year-olds has failed to produce any lasting improvements in education standards

£800m spent on free nursery places for three-year-olds fails to improve education standards

Analysis finds children's school outcomes are only slightly improved at age five if they have taken advantage of free nursery places

Is homework pointless? One expert thinks so

Q: How much time should be spent on homework? A: 70 minutes at most, every day

Students got better test marks with regular hour-long study sessions

Interest in machines such as the Large Hadron Collider at Cern is creating a buzz around physics (AP)

Numbers studying physics rise as blockbuster films, the Hadron Collider and the Mars Rover inspire students

Movies like Gravity and Interstellar have youngsters grabbing their lab coats and heading for science lessons at warp speed

Among other A-levels to be dropped are anthropology, citizenship studies and home economics

A-level in leisure studies to be scrapped

Anthropology, citizenship studies, home economics, pure mathematics, performing arts and science in society will also be dropped by 2017

The best teachers should get a 25 per cent pay rise to work in disadvantaged areas

Pay teachers at schools in disadvantaged areas more, says social mobility adviser

Alan Milburn: “There is a divisive postcode lottery in schools”

Five Ways is one of the Birmingham schools that increased its admissions from disadvantaged children

Birmingham's two-tier grammar schools entrance plan wins support

Disadvantaged pupils double in city's grammar schools

Many middle-class parents hire tutors to give their children an advantage in the 11-plus exam

Grammar schools set lower pass mark for poorer children

Schools are using two-tier testing to boost ‘poor’ admissions

Estimates suggest that the number of children growing up in poor families will rise from 2.6m to 3.5m in 2020

Minister admits poor children face 'soft bigotry of low expectations' in schools

Regional differences in pupils' educational chances are 'a scandal' and 'deeply unfair'

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Suspending children from school for cannabis use 'makes them more likely to reuse marijuana'

Actions such as suspending, or expelling students and calling the police were found to have a detrimental effect on pupils drug taking habits

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

Finland schools: Subjects scrapped and replaced with 'topics' as country reforms its education system

With Finland radically reforming the way its children are taught, Richard Garner visits Helsinki to find out if the teachers approve

Summer-born children would normally be expected to start reception when they’ve only just turned four

Don't make children born in the summer start school too early, MPs appeal

"There is a greater risk of summer-born children being bullied"

Peter Kent, president of the head teachers union the ASCL

Budget cuts are blighting pupils’ prospects, say headteachers

Union leader warns of funding ‘time bomb’ for education in secondary schools

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