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'Historic day' for newly accredited college

Darlington and Stockton Times: Guest speaker Justin Urquhart Stewart presents HND Business and Finance student Rachael Collingwood with her award at New College Durham's graduation ceremony (8824924)

4:49pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A COLLEGE has held its first summer graduation ceremonies since it was allowed to grant its own degrees.

Free school campaigners still confident about partners

6:04am Wednesday 30th July 2014

CAMPAIGNERS for a new free school have expressed confidence in the academy chain which is backing the project, despite heavy criticism from Ofsted.

British Academy says: well done, fellows

Darlington and Stockton Times: Durham University

4:23pm Thursday 24th July 2014

TWO North-East professors have been honoured by the British Academy.

Middlesbrough autism campaigner's anger as just 12 MPs turn up for Commons debate

Darlington and Stockton Times: Middlesbrough mum and autism campaigner Anna Kennedy

7:21pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

AN AUTISM campaigner has spoken of her anger after just 12 MPs turned up to a House of Commons debate on the provision of education for autistic children.

First World War centenary inspires students to make a difference

Darlington and Stockton Times: PASSING OUT: Children at St Aidan's Academy in Darlington perform their parade at the end of  Make a Difference week Picture: ANDY LAMB

2:56pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

LESSONS in life in the trenches and wartime medicine replaced maths and English to mark the final week of term at a North-East school.

New crop of teachers are ready for the classroom

Darlington and Stockton Times: Graduates of the Carmel Teacher Training Programme pictured with Charlie Taylor, chief executive of the National College for Teaching and Leadership.

10:27am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A NEW generation of North-East teachers have cleared the final hurdle before embarking on careers to shape and develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes of the young.

New regional schools commissioner vows to continue academies revolution

Darlington and Stockton Times: Janet Renou,  the new North of England Schools Commissioner, who will be based in Darlington

10:27am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

From modest beginnings in 1988, the academies programme has come a long way.

Darlington college's legal eagles win inaugural 'criminal justice trial' competition

Darlington and Stockton Times: The winning Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College legal team.  Pictured (L-to-R): Anna Chamberlain, Jasmine Guy and Gabriel Robinson.

10:27am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A DARLINGTON sixth form college is celebrating winning Teesside University’s inaugural ‘criminal justice trial’ competition.

Students warned of meningitis danger

10:25am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A CHARITY is warning students they must get a vital meningitis vaccine before they head off to university and ensure they know the signs and symptoms, as some kinds of meningitis can’t be prevented.

Wannabe writer wins first prize at 13

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10:24am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THIRTEEN year old ‘wannabe’ writer, Abby Walker, has returned from a creative writing competition in Somerset covered in glory.

'Under-funded' education authorities to receive cash boost

Darlington and Stockton Times: Schools Minister David Laws has announced details of additional funding to correct years of "unfairness"

4:06pm Thursday 17th July 2014

SCHOOLS in the region’s two biggest education authorities are to receive larger than expected increases in funding totalling £14.5m to correct years of “unfairness”.

Fears that city is getting too much student accommodation

Darlington and Stockton Times: Due to decide new application (8336994)

2:33pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A CONSERVATION group fears that Durham is being overwhelmed by plans for student accommodation and has called on councillors to "get a grip".

Top marks for Nunthorpe academy staff as well as pupils

Darlington and Stockton Times: Nunthorpe Academy has achieved an Investors in People Gold Standard in the same year it is celebrating its Golden Jubilee.

12:53pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A TOP school is producing high-flying staff after achieving an Investors in People Gold Standard accolade.

'Pupil premiums' appear to be pushing up grades

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12:03am Wednesday 16th July 2014

NEW figures suggest ‘pupil premiums’ paid to schools which have pupils eligible for free school meals are improving exam results.

Region's teachers 'delighted' at Gove's removal

Darlington and Stockton Times: MICHAEL GOVE: 'People were saying to me that they need a new school'

4:35pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

THE removal of Michael Gove as Education Secretary will be welcomed by teachers across the region, according to the North-East’s biggest teaching union.

Nursery maintains good Ofsted rating

3:00pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

A PRE-SCHOOL in Gainford has maintained its good Ofsted rating.

Bike gift delights schools

Darlington and Stockton Times: ON THE MOVE:  From left, Kevin Kilcullen from Local Motion, pupil Joshua Robson, Dave Tetzlaff, from the Youth Offenders Service, and pupil Naomi Gray

9:56am Tuesday 15th July 2014

PUPILS at a group of Darlington schools are benefiting from a gift of refurbished ‘rescue bikes’ which have been repaired by young offenders.

Gaming stars go to the next level

Darlington and Stockton Times: Talented gaming graduates Kai Du (left) and Daniel Harris (right) have won national recognition

9:56am Tuesday 15th July 2014

TWO aspiring computer games artists have won recognition at a national event dedicated to those looking to make their mark in next generation gaming.

Generations mingle at summer party

Darlington and Stockton Times:

9:56am Tuesday 15th July 2014

SIXTH form students from Darlington’s Polam Hall School have entertained more than 40 elderly guests at their annual Sunshine Party.

Crowdfunding helps student finish first computer game

Darlington and Stockton Times: Up-and-coming computer game designer Teesside University student Amund Farifteh

9:56am Tuesday 15th July 2014

A TEESSIDE University graduate is on his way to making his dream a reality after online crowd-funding helped him to develop his first computer game.

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