Primary and secondary school children took part in a workshop at the Library of Birmingham to learn more about what it means to be gay.
A dad from Northampton says he is furious that his daughter has been sent home from school because her blazer was missing some of its trim.
Two hundred students from the Midlands have been hearing from a man who was sent to Auschwitz, the largest Nazi German concentration camp.
After the Department for Education rejected plans for a new Free School in Newark, project manager Tony Henton, says it will not put an end to their efforts:
– Newark Free School's project manager Tony Henton
We're not giving up. We're going out this weekend to try and recruit that extra 25 people we need so we can go back to the government... Ultimately we haven't met the target that was set and now we have to go and meet it... It's still true that parents of 800 children in Newark would rather send their children to school outside Newark. We want to change that.
Plans for a new free school in Newark have been rejected by the government.
The school failed to meet the strict criteria for government funding and did not obtain the 75 students necessary.
The Department for Education told Nottinghamshire County Council they would not to be approving the Newark School of Enterprise.
An inspection report on school standards in the West Midlands paints a generally "much improved" picture.
Lorna Fitzjohn from Ofsted says they're most concerned about Wolverhampton and Walsall.
Experts at the University of Nottingham say children should be allowed to take their phones into classrooms despite them being banned in some schools. Researchers say smartphones can be useful for timing experiments, creating films, and taking exams using apps.
The Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, shot in the head by the Taliban, is calling for people to support her in her demands for universal education.
The 15-year-old, who now lives in Birmingham after her treatment in the city, has set up a petition to get 57 million out-of-school girls and boys into school.