Education

School bans backpacks to make it safer after deadly Florida shooting

A high school in the USA believes it has come up with a solution to prevent a school shooting – banning backpacks. Students have been pictured...

All pupils will have to wear uniform at new £47 million Aberdeen academy

The results of a consultation for a new £47 million school have been released following 600 responses from the community.

Children struggle to hold pencils due to too much tech, doctors say

Children need opportunities to develop hand strength and dexterity needed to hold pencils Children are increasingly finding it hard to hold pens and...

Leeds suburb of Headingley launches own investment fund

Fund says investors can expect 2% annual return from fund backing projects such as affordable housing A suburb of Leeds will launch what is thought...

Pupils light up catwalk as Newcastle High School for Girls stages fashion show

More than 100 children took part in the annual showcase organised by the school's art and design department

The personal trainer who beat anorexia to become a social media star at 23

Victoria Spence from Worsley reached out through online sites such as Instagram as she battled with the eating disorder for two years.

The haunting image which kept a nuclear disarmament campaigner fighting for forty years

“I broke down in tears at seeing the trike whose rider had been vaporised when the bomb fell. My small grandson was the same age”

Carillion halted stupid, unthinking outsourcing. Now it’s time for reform

Serco boss Rupert Soames has come up with a plan to reform delivery of public services by private firms Carillion is bust, leaving job losses,...

Clarify Brexit now, Mrs May, so that the UK can get back to business

Losing EU workers undermines UK trading and we urgently need investment in training to bridge the looming skills gap This Friday business will...

Revealed: British university vice-chancellors’ five-star expenses

Channel 4 Dispatches investigation exposes lavish spending by university chiefs, at a time when lecturers are striking over pensions The lavish...

Merseyrail, uni lecturers and tanker drivers: where are Merseyside's industrial disputes up to?

Days lost to strike action are at historically low levels - but some high-profile disputes have flared in recent months

I’m 17 and my parents control me and want me to conform – what can I do?

You are not going to make them change, says Annalisa Barbieri, but education is your way out – it won’t always be like this I am a 17-year-old girl...

Mum's fury after four kids are suspended from school for RUNNING in corridor - and claims they'll miss vital exams

Parents were "devastated" after the King’s Academy in Middlesbrough suspended four pupils due to “dangerous and disruptive behaviour”

Lawyers reveal how the siblings in the California torture case are recovering after being held captive for years

In January, David and Louise Turpin were accused of starving and torturing their 13 children. The seven adult Turpin children are now recovering at a...

Believe me, the horrors of the sexist, racist 70s were no laughing matter

For me, personally, as a junior school pupil and, later, horrible ­teenager, it was literally like an assault course where the obstacles were old...