Lord Heseltine, the former Deputy Prime Minister, has officially opened Birmingham City University's new Parkside Building
Around 900 of Nottinghamshire's top young athletes are taking part in the county schools' equivalent of the Olympic Games.
One of the biggest chains of academies in the UK is having to hand over control of one of its schools because of concerns about standards.
Around 300 delegates are expected to attend the University of Leicester this weekend.
UK Students for the Exploration and Development of Space - the UK's national student space society - selected Leicester because of the city's connections with the space industry.
It is hoped delegates will be able to network with local companies.
One in six parents in the East Midlands and one in 20 in the West Midlands have to adapt their working hours because their children cannot go to a breakfast club.
The study also shows that one in 10 parents do not have time to feed their children before school.
Previous studies have shown that 44% of teachers in the West Midlands see children arriving at school hungry, which is the highest in the country.
They were fined £630 in addition to legal costs and a victim surcharge, bringing the total to £993.
Today, the high price of travel during school holidays will be discussed in the House of Commons.
The law changed in September 2013 to stop head teachers granting children leave during term-time - it's now only allowed in "exceptional circumstances".
Parents of students at the Al-Madinah secondary free school in Derby have written an open letter to the Department for Education, demanding answers over the decision to close it down.
The letter, from the Parents & Friends of Al-Madinah School group, accuses the government of ignoring the wishes of parents, and of not putting the children first in any decision.
It goes on to say they believe the decision had been made before the new trust even took control of the school.
As parents we feel that you have not given sufficient time for the new trust to develop the school.
They were only in for less than a week before this decision was made.
We feel as a result of the timing of what has happened that a decision was possibly made a little while ago to close the secondary school and that you were waiting for the previous trust to step down before this decision was released.
The National Union of Teachers' Regional Officer believes the Al-Madinah free school is a community resource, paid for by the tax payers, so people should expect quality education.
Nick Raine says the school is not achieving this, but is in chaos. He added that the NUT are opposed to free schools, and that the problems at Al-Madinah are a result of inexperienced people running the school.