Naomi House Hospice is trying to raise £4m for the refurbishment of an establishment that cares for children with life-limiting conditions.
Education Secretary Michael Gove has outlined his plans to break down the "Berlin Wall" between private and state schools in education.
The Education Secretary has defended his decision to replace the chair of the school's watchdog Ofsted "in order to bring new eyes to bear".
A foundation set up in late singer Amy Winehouse's name is to launch a five-year programme tomorrow to take former drug users and alcoholics into schools, giving pupils the chance to talk openly about addiction issues with people who have experienced them first hand.
According to the Observer, Amy's father, Mitch, admitted that the decision to start rolling out the programme was born partly from frustration with the government's reluctance to make addiction issues a compulsory part of the national curriculum.
"Just after Amy passed away we went to see the Department for Education and the Department of Health and we spoke to them about getting the drug and alcohol education on to the school curriculum, and they really felt there was no necessity for it," Winehouse said.
"There are very good, well-meaning people out there, but it's on an ad hoc basis and we decided that, rather than wait for the government to galvanise itself into some kind of action, we would take the first steps."
The impact of the programme, which has been tried in two pilot schemes in Hertfordshire, will be assessed by Harvard University. It will go into 50 schools and potentially reach 250,000 pupils over its duration.
Hundreds of GCSE, AS and A-level results have been re-graded after errors were made in exam marking.
The OCR exam board said it apologised "unreservedly" for the mistakes, which were made by examiners, and insisted that action had been taken.
In total, 98 GCSE, 285 AS-level and 50 A-level results, were revised upwards after being re-marked.
The errors came to light in the autumn and were due to "human and process errors by a minority of examiners", the board said.
Schools and colleges with affected students have been told, OCR said, and they will pass on the results to their pupils.
Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed that he keeps the belt he was beaten with by his favourite schoolteacher who inspired him to success.
Ferguson said the "gritty determination" and "sense of drive"of Elizabeth Thomson was a key factor in his successful career in football.
"The three ingredients to Elizabeth, when I think about it, were personality, determination and energy. Anyone who's in charge of someone else needs those three ingredients. It just won't work without them," he said.
Ferguson, who retired in May, kept in touch with his teacher throughout his glittering career, and despite being unable to go to Ms Thomson's funeral, the infamous belt was sent to him by her nephew.
"My grandchildren are terrified of it. Six from that belt and you were in absolute agony. I used to try to draw my hand away," the 72-year-old added as he recalled his schooldays at Broomloan Road Primary in Glasgow for today's Times Educational Supplement's feature, My Best Teacher.
Schools should work together on the admissions process and adopt a "banding" approach to pupil selection in order to break through the flaws in the catchment area system, education campaigners have said.
The Sutton Trust, which found the banding system of separating pupils according to academic ability and then selecting a mix, called on more urban schools to adopt this approach.
– Conor Ryan
We believe that more urban schools should use such methods, but for them to be most effective, they should develop them in partnership with other schools and local authorities.
A common fear of such approaches is that children living next door to a school may not get admitted.
It is possible to address such concerns by using an inner and outer catchment area, with those living closest to the school in the inner area, but access opened to a wider group of parents in the outer catchment.
This is an approach taken by some schools and academies already.
Free schools and academies are behind the rise in the use of "banding" pupils during the admissions process, according to new research.
Education charity the Sutton Trust found the number of state schools separating pupils into different categories based on their academic ability was on the rise.
This was a knock on effect from academies and free schools who were allowed to set their own admission rules, according to the trust.
Research conducted for the Sutton Trust by academics at the London School of Economics analysed the admissions policies of around 3,000 state secondary schools and academies in England for the 2012/13 school year.
They found 121 schools in England used a "banding" system as part of their admissions policy in 2012/13, compared to 95 who were using this method in 2008.
Symptoms of dyslexia fall into "a consistent and recognisable pattern" which can be clearly diagnosed, a spokesperson for a learning difficulty has said.
Dr John Rack, head of research, development and policy, for Dyslexia Action hit out at claims the learning difficulty, which can make reading and numeracy difficult, "lacked educational value".
– Dr John Rack
We don't buy the argument that it is wasteful to try to understand the different reasons why different people struggle.
And for very many, those reasons fall into a consistent and recognisable pattern that it is helpful to call dyslexia.
Helpful for individuals because it makes sense out of past struggles and helpful for teachers who can plan the way they teach to overcome or find ways around the particular blocks that are there.
Parents are being "woefully mislead" about the "value" a dyslexia diagnosis will have on the life and education of their child, an expert in learning difficulties has said.
In the book The Dyslexia Debate, Professor Julian Elliott said more should be done on getting children to read rather than focusing on diagnosing them with a specific problem.
– Professor Julian Elliott
In every country, and in every language, a significant proportion of children struggle to master the skill of reading and some will continue to find it difficult throughout their childhood and into adulthood.
It is very easy for teachers to identify such children. The hardship and difficulties that typically result are often incapacitating, undermining and distressing.
Typically, we search for a diagnostic label when we encounter problems because we believe that this will point to the best form of treatment.
The term "dyslexia" should be scrapped because it is unscientific and lacks educational value, educational experts claim in a new book.
In the book The Dyslexia Debate, Professor Julian Elliott, a former teacher of children with learning difficulties, said more focus should be put on helping children to read, rather than finding a label for their difficulty.
Educational experts argue that resources are being wasted putting young people through diagnostic tests because the term is too imprecise.
However, the charity Dyslexia Action insists the term still has meaning and should not be dropped.
A new guide from the (NAHT) and the Family Action charity urges parents to get involved in their son or daughter's schooling by helping out on school trips and in class, taking in an interest in their child's education.
It also recommends attending parents' evenings, reading information sent by their child's school and keeping teachers informed of any changes at home.They said is based on the latest evidence about what helps children to succeed at school.
– NAHT president Bernadette Hunter
Learning shouldn't end at half past three.
There are hundreds of activities that can be enjoyed by families that will help children to be better learners and show them the links between learning at school and applying this in real-life situations.
It suggests that parents could take their children to visit museums and libraries, go for a walk in a wood or pond dipping, plant seeds, make a tent, model, picture of collage, or plan a route using maps, a compass or GPS.
Parents should make time to look at the stars, make a tent, and sit and "think and dream" with their children, according to headteachers.
Mothers and fathers are an invaluable part of a child's education and should help their youngsters to continue learning after the school bell rings, it was suggested.
The advice comes in a new leaflet published by the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) and the Family Action charity, which is being sent to schools to pass on to parents.