5:55pm Friday 27th February 2015
EDUCATION Secretary Nicky Morgan has defended her Government’s plan to create more academies - despite growing concerns whether they are any better than the schools they replace.
2:58pm Thursday 26th February 2015
If anyone thought that another scathing report by MPs into the Coalition’s academies policy might put its expansion on ice, the prime minister has quickly proved them wrong. In a recent speech laying out the Conservative’s education policy ahead of the election, David Cameron has given no ground.
6:19pm Wednesday 25th February 2015
DURHAM Free School is to close at Easter, the Department for Education has announced.
9:00am Wednesday 25th February 2015
AN academy rated as “inadequate” by Ofsted last November has announced its principal and an assistant principal are stepping down on health grounds.
12:03am Tuesday 24th February 2015
NORTH-EAST scientists are leading a new £1.4m research project which aims to produce a sensitive bionic hand that can transmit information back to the brain.
Durham student says family really happy she's made last 100 for Mars trip - even though it's a one-way journey
7:29pm Monday 16th February 2015
A DURHAM University student is among five Britons shortlisted for a one-way trip to Mars as they hope to become the first humans to step foot on the Red Planet.
12:10am Friday 13th February 2015
A LOW-COST scheme significantly improves the reading ability of year 7 pupils, according to research carried out by Durham University.
6:54pm Thursday 5th February 2015
SCHOOLS across the region have won £5,000 for improving the educational performance of disadvantaged pupils.
2:04pm Wednesday 4th February 2015
A SCHOOL has been rated ‘outstanding’ by the Independent Schools Inspectorate following a two-day visit in December.
11:32am Tuesday 3rd February 2015
THERE can’t be many head teachers in the North-East who have spent a third of a century at the same school but step forward Jackie Gent, head teacher at Bishop Barrington school .
2:34pm Sunday 1st February 2015
A GOVERNMENT minister has announced a new scheme which aims to give young children at six North-East schools a better start in life.
12:03am Friday 30th January 2015
LABOUR today pledges to axe university fees and introduce a graduate tax “as soon as possible”, to lift the debt burden on students.
5:00pm Thursday 29th January 2015
DESPITE claims the Government has made school league tables less reliable by ‘moving the goalposts’ many of the region's schools excelled in getting students through their GCSE exams this year.
10:49am Thursday 29th January 2015
SEVEN schools in the region have been forced to close following heavy snowfalls overnight.
10:28am Thursday 29th January 2015
NEW school league tables out today show that the number of state secondary schools in England which are judged to be underperforming has more than doubled since last year.
5:22pm Wednesday 28th January 2015
A CLOSURE-threatened free school was given a glowing report just months before being panned by Ofsted, it has emerged.
4:34pm Tuesday 27th January 2015
Live updates from the parliamentary debate on the future of free schools with Durham MP Roberta Blackman-Woods leading the session.
Ofsted places second free school in region into special measures just one day after Durham Free School closure announcement
3:14pm Tuesday 20th January 2015
A SECOND free school in the region has been placed into special measures just a day after news that Durham Free School is to close following a damning Ofsted report.
6:17pm Tuesday 20th January 2015
Families of over 90 pupils at Durham Free School are now faced with finding new places for their children following the announcement that the school is to close. Education editor Barry Nelson explores the options available to parents.
6:24pm Tuesday 20th January 2015
THE demise of the short-lived Durham Free School has plunged 90 North-East families into uncertainty.