Young offenders in ‘harmful solitary confinement’ in England and Wales

The prisons inspectorate finds "flaws" in policy of separating young offenders in England and Wales. Read more »

Third of world’s poorest girls denied access to school

A "crippling learning crisis" faces girls in some of the world's most deprived countries, says UN. Read more »

Should schools be allowed to ban slang words like ‘peng’?

Research suggests that slang bans in schools may be more harmful than good. Read more »

‘Value for money’ review of £1.3bn university funding

A review will examine how university funding can be targeted at priority subjects. Read more »

Social media data needed for ‘harm’ research, say doctors

Understanding usage by children is key to studying potential harms and benefits, psychiatrists say. Read more »

London council’s special needs inquiry caused by ‘systemic failures’

The cases of all children with suspected special educational needs in Richmond are going to be reviewed. Read more »

‘Grade inflation’ in top degree grades stopping

The sharp rise in first class degrees from universities has stalled after pressure from ministers. Read more »

Estranged students: ‘The system assumes your parents will help’

Blair Anderson's relationship with his parents broke down but he struggled to access extra support. Read more »

Japan minister’s paternity leave challenges work pressure

Environment Minister Shinjiro Koizumi will become the first Japanese cabinet minister to take it. Read more »

Nurseries face closure over free childcare funding gap

Nurseries say they cannot afford to run their services because the government has failed to properly fund its free childcare policy. Read more »