Clegg: 'We need to raise the bar'

Nick Clegg: Rank children aged 11 by ability to drive boost in primary school standards

Nick Clegg details proposals to achieve higher English and maths standards or risk 'under-performing' label

Autopsy of Glee star Cory Monteith set for today

Mr Monteith, 31, was found dead at Vancouver’s Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel

Union City Blues: Falkirk wasn't a wake up call for Labour, it was a wake up call for the unions

The union millions wasted on a political party that refuses to act on behalf of its core supporters would be better spent building grass roots services and support

Glee heart throb Cory Monteith found dead in Vancouver hotel room

Mr Monteith, 31, was found dead at Vancouver’'s Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel

Hollie McClymont was last seen on Sunday

Police confirm that body found off South Wales coast is missing teenager Hollie McClymont

The schoolgirl was last seen getting into difficulty on Sunday afternoon off the coast of Whitmore Bay

During the assault, Boko Haram Islamists marched students and staff into a dormitory, throwing explosive devices into the room with them. They then opened fire on the building and set it alight.

Nigeria massacre: Boko Haram Islamists kill 42 at boarding school in Yobe state

All secondary schools in the state closed until September after three deadly attacks in recent weeks

Prime Minister praises 'rigorous, engaging and tough' national curriculum, following Michael Gove's education overhaul

But teachers are warning that the government could be creating chaos in classrooms next year

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Wave of terror: A doctor attends to a student from Government Secondary School after the attack

Nigerian terror group attack kills 29 children

Boko Haram insurgents storm school in Yobe state armed with guns and cans of petrol

Wave of terror: A doctor attends to a student from Government Secondary School after the attack

Islamists kill 30 in Nigeria school attack

Islamist extremists have killed 29 students and one teacher in an attack on a boarding school in northeast Nigeria.

Rebecca Thompson was found dead at a home in Bushey

Rebecca Thompson: Father charged with murder of 11-year-old daughter

Simon Thompson accused of strangling 11-year-old to death at family’s home

Education Secretary Michael Gove has pledged to clampdown on the use of homophobic language

Michael Gove pledges clampdown on use of homophobic language in school playgrounds

Education Secretary to hold discussions to determine whether law outlawing incitement of hatred was being 'properly policed'

The 'tech level' is designed to prepare young people for work in a particular occupation, such as IT

New ‘tech level’ qualification revealed that offers pupils a top-class vocational education

Plans for a new “tech level” to run alongside A-levels and offer pupils a top-class vocational education are unveiled by the Government today.

Great class divide hits universities: Social chasm still exists between state and private school pupils

A social chasm still exists between state and private school pupils while at university, new research will claim today.

New Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti will be assisted by Paul Clement and Zinedine Zidane

English coach Paul Clement joins Zinedine Zidane on Real Madrid bench alongside Carlo Ancelotti

Whatever happens to Gareth Bale, whatever happens to Wayne Rooney, there will be some British influence at Real Madrid next season.

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The wars that come back to haunt us

David Cameron should not escape blame for his role in conflicts that are still raging, argues Patrick Cockburn
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Greenwich horologists celebrate as it keeps to within a second of real time over a 100-day test
Fears in the US of being outgunned in the vital propaganda wars by Russia, China - and even Isis - have prompted a rethink on overseas broadcasters

Let the propaganda wars begin - again

'Accurate, objective, comprehensive': that was Voice of America's creed, but now its masters want it to promote US policy, reports Rupert Cornwell
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Japan's incredible long-distance runners

Every year, Japanese long-distance runners post some of the world's fastest times – yet, come next weekend, not a single elite competitor from the country will be at the London Marathon
Why does Tom Drury remain the greatest writer you've never heard of?

Tom Drury: The quiet American

His debut was considered one of the finest novels of the past 50 years, and he is every bit the equal of his contemporaries, Jonathan Franzen, Dave Eggers and David Foster Wallace
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You should judge a person by how they peel a potato

Dave Hax's domestic tips are reminiscent of George Orwell's tea routine. The world might need revolution, but we like to sweat the small stuff, says DJ Taylor
Beige is back: The drab car colours of the 1970s are proving popular again

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