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New masters course in genetic medicine

Darlington and Stockton Times: GENOMIC: Clinical lecturer Dr John Sayer from Newcastle University

5:24pm Thursday 28th May 2015

THE North-East is one of only nine centres in England selected to run a new masters degree in the futuristic discipline of genomic medicine.

"High quality childcare can't be done on the cheap" - Queen's Speech reaction

Darlington and Stockton Times: LORDS: An EU referendum, tax cuts and a boost for 'working people' were among the measures unveiled in the first Conservative-only Queen's Speech in nearly two decades.

5:06pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

FUNDING is crucial to the success of the Conservatives' pre-election pledge to double free childcare for young children, which was confirmed in the Queen's Speech.

'No evidence' that academies are better

Darlington and Stockton Times: DOUBT: Professor Peter Tymms from Durham University is sceptical about Government plans to tackle coasting schools

4:49pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

A NORTH-EAST educationalist has warned that the Government’s rush towards more academies as a way of improving coasting schools is not supported by hard evidence.

Call for schools to join online first aid session hosted by TV presenter Claudia Winkleman

Darlington and Stockton Times: STAR: TV presenter Claudia Winkleman will help youngsters learn vital life-saving skills

12:29pm Tuesday 26th May 2015

A NORTH-EAST teacher is urging more schools to sign up for a free online first aid lesson by after research showed six in 10 children would not know what to do in a medical emergency.

Stockton college secures funding to send tourism students on Spanish trip

Darlington and Stockton Times: PLACEMENT: Last year's batch of Stockton Sixth Form College students pictured in Spain

12:25pm Tuesday 26th May 2015

STOCKTON Sixth Form College has secured additional funding to enable students to continue to experience working life in Spain’s travel and leisure industry as part of their studies.

Discover if your child's reading is up to scratch with a free online test

Darlington and Stockton Times: READING: North Yorkshire company Everybody Learns is offering a free on-line reading test

12:23pm Tuesday 26th May 2015

EDUCATION specialists Everybody Learns is calling on parents and their children in the North-East and North Yorkshire to help disadvantaged children in a truly unique way.

Celebrating excellence at graduate's fashion show

Darlington and Stockton Times: CELEBRATION: The Baltic show included work by Barnard Castle designer Victoria Barwood

12:22pm Tuesday 26th May 2015

SIXTY years of fashion excellence at Northumbria University was celebrated in style at the Baltic gallery when students unveiled their catwalk collections at this year’s graduate fashion show.

Small school's Everest trek raises more than £800

Darlington and Stockton Times: Mobile Send Your News

4:11pm Wednesday 20th May 2015

A SMALL school of 33 children has raised £870.15 for the Nepal Earthquake Appeal.

Barnard Castle School choir delight at invite to perform in St Paul's Cathedral

Darlington and Stockton Times: ICONIC: Barnard Castle School choir pictured in the awe-inspiring surroundings of St Paul's Cathedral

10:22am Tuesday 19th May 2015

BARNARD Castle School's chapel and chamber choir were thrilled when they were invited to take evensong at St Paul’s Cathedral.

Mock trial triumph for resurgent St Peter's Academy

Darlington and Stockton Times: TRIAL: St. Peter's Catholic Voluntary Academy mock trial team . Picture: STUART BOULTON

10:19am Tuesday 19th May 2015

STUDENTS and staff at a Teesside school once threatened with closure are celebrating after winning the North of England regional final of a prestigious ‘mock trial’ competition.

Mine's a pint (of science)

Darlington and Stockton Times: PINT: Science talks are on offer for less the price of a pint in selected Middlesbrough pubs

5:39pm Friday 15th May 2015

THE North-East’s first ‘Pint of Science’ festival gets underway on Monday (May 18).

East Durham College students learn the science behind the beauty

Darlington and Stockton Times: Image names - From left, East Durham College Peter Jones Enterprise BEAUTY: Academy student, Jamie Nicholson, 17, with Beauty By The Geeks co-founder, Rose Brown, and East Durham College Peter Jones Enterprise Academy student, Micha Hannon, 20.


9:01am Monday 11th May 2015

A GROUP of scientists have been to East Durham College to show students what is behind the beauty products on the shelves.

'Food fight' students given community service

Darlington and Stockton Times: Efforts to make migrants speak English a dog's dinner, says US-born Durham academic

6:37pm Sunday 10th May 2015

STUDENTS who misbehaved at a formal ball will do community service, it is reported.

Dyslexia label 'could put teachers off'

Darlington and Stockton Times:

5:16am Thursday 30th April 2015

LABELLING a child as dyslexic could impact on the way teachers educate them, according to research by a North-East academic.

Student verdict on North universities

Darlington and Stockton Times: CAMPUS: Students thronging around Sunderland University campus

5:03am Saturday 25th April 2015

SUNDERLAND University is the most highly rated campus in the North-East according to a major student survey.

Exchange pupils enjoy a taste of North-East culture

Darlington and Stockton Times: VISIT: Pupils and teachers from Germany, Italy and Holland are spending the week with Heathfield Primary School, seeing the sights of the region and learning about our culture AND met the Mayor & Mayoress and Town Crier of Darlington Picture: SARAH CALDEC

6:22pm Thursday 23rd April 2015

PUPILS from across Europe have been given a taste of life in the North-East thanks to an exchange programme with a Darlington school.

Students urged to 'have a go' at different careers

Darlington and Stockton Times: INVITATION: Students are being urged to 'Have-a-go' to celebrate vocational qualifications

6:31pm Tuesday 21st April 2015

EDUCATION charity, the Edge Foundation is joining forces with The Skills Show to raise the status of technical, practical and vocational learning.

'Don't put PE funding at risk'

Darlington and Stockton Times: WARNING: Neil Cameron, managing director of Newcastle-based Sport Works

6:29pm Tuesday 21st April 2015

A NATIONAL provider of sport, exercise and educational programmes is urging primary schools in the region to be vigilant when it comes to the spending of government funding for physical education.

Dental nurse who left school at 16 is now on course for top university

Darlington and Stockton Times: OPPORTUNITY: Dental nurse Laura Maddison has been given the chance of qualifying as a dentist despite leaving school at 16

6:28pm Tuesday 21st April 2015

A DENTAL nurse who left school at 16 has been offered a place at university to study dentistry after successfully completing an access to higher education course at a North-East college.

Region's schools not doing enough for disadvantaged young, report suggests

Darlington and Stockton Times:

12:10pm Friday 17th April 2015

DISADVANTAGED young people living in London and the South are most likely to get ahead in life while pupils in some parts of the North-East and North Yorkshire are experiencing low or very low social mobility, according to new research.


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