A project has started in Bradford to see there is a link between sight problems in young school children and their reading level.
Thousands of teachers are taking part on a one-day strike today in a continued row over pay, pensions and working conditions.
Hundreds of schools are to close tomorrow as teachers strike in a long running row over over pay, pensions and workload.
A warning's been issued after ten people were admitted to hospital in Scunthorpe over the past two weeks, after taking so-called "legal highs".
One patient was just fourteen. Parents are being advised to watch out for behavioural changes - and a helpline has been set up on 0808 143 0640.
The board of governors at a school in Bradford which was alleged to have misspent public money say they have made "significant changes in membership" to improve the school's financial management:
Since becoming aware of the issues in the draft report, the Governing Body has taken robust action. The significant changes in membership has seen Governors with expertise in finance, HR and education appointed to the Governing Body.
– King's Science Academy, Board of Govenors
This now means that Governors are able to effectively challenge the Academy leadership, by having in place robust, accountable, systems and procedures which are constantly reviewed. This has led to significant improvements in Governance which has been recognised by the E.F.A. and in independent reviews. The Governing Body are committed to ensuring that all areas of the Academy continue to improve to ensure outstanding outcomes for all our children.
A school in Bradford at the centre of Department for Education investigation says all of its spending was in order. The King's Science Academy free school also say their accounting practices have been overhauled:
...It was clear in both reviews that there were weak financial controls and governance. There were also some serious issues emanating from poor accounting, which the Governing Body has addressed robustly by appointing a new well-qualified finance team and removing others from office. There has been no misappropriation of funds and all expenditure has been academy related...
– King's Science Academy, Bradford
The Academy is now currently being monitored and challenged by a very effective governing body and there are strong financial control systems in place. The strength of the financial controls are validated regularly every three months by a reputable accountancy firm. The Academy finance and governance systems are wholly different to where the Academy was two years ago...
A free school in Bradford which was alleged to have misused 10's of thousands of public money was already under scrutiny for its hiring practices.
Three relatives of the £10 million King's Science Academy free school principal, Sajid Raza, were employed by the school.
Raza's brother was on the board of governors, his sister was a senior teacher, and his wife worked there. His father was employed to drive the school's bus.
A report into one of the country's flagship free schools has uncovered several serious financial failings, including submitting fabricated invoices for thousands of pounds of public money
A Department for Education (DfE) report found that King's Science Academy in Bradford identified £86,335 given to the school from the public fund, which was not used for its intended purpose. It said that Kifsa Ltd, the trust who run the school, had created invoices for rent they did not pay.
The report also found the trust had claimed National Insurance payments for four members of staff, but no records could be found of those payments being made to HM revenue and customs.
The DfE says the school has launched an internal investigation, and any disciplinary action was a matter for the school. The DfE also says it plans to recover all of the misused funds.
We're used to seeing thousands making an annual pilgrimage to the Lincolnshire Showground for the sights and sounds of an industry which is vital to the local economy.
Now, the site could be used to teach students for the first time. Plans for a new multi-million pound agricultural college have been put forward by Bishop Burton College, which wants to build a new campus. Kate Hemingway reports.
Performing arts students at Airedale Academy have teamed up with West Yorkshire Police to produce online films warning about the signs of child sexual exploitation.
This video was posted by the force earlier this year. It gives information and advice to parents and carers on how to spot the signs of Child Sexual Exploitation.
A play written by university students in Lincoln as well as health bosses in the city is up for a top award. The drama is designed to raise awareness of Hepatitis C.
Controversial politician Godfrey Bloom reveals all today in his biography "A Guinea a Minute". He stepped down from UKIP to become an independent MEP for Yorkshire and the Humber after being suspended by his party for threatening journalists, including ITV Calendar.
Mr Bloom describes his book as a "poolside' read, whimsical but hopefully informative" and adds that there is now a new chapter, called Bongos, Boobs and Sluts. Any profits will go to the Yorkshire Royal British Legion.
Hull schools have the joint highest level of unauthorised absence in the region, according to the latest figures.
The Department for Education found that six per cent of the city's youngsters are described as being persistently absent, putting them at risk of not achieving good grades at GCSE. It was joint top with Bradford for having the worst levels of truancy in Yorkshire.