The University of York is building several new teaching and leisure facilities during the next 18 months at a cost of £59m.Read the full story ›
A former asylum seeker who arrived here after his parents were murdered has won a national award for his educational achievements.Read the full story ›
Durham University has been named the top university in the Northeast by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017Read the full story ›
The Auckland Castle Trust has been given £1million to fund up to 28 apprentices in the new Walled Garden over the next three years.Read the full story ›
The football club's official charity aims to help disaffected pupils, with one of two free schools approved to open in the city next year.Read the full story ›
The County Council wants to change contracts from 52 weeks per year to term-time only, to reduce claims over unequal pay.Read the full story ›
Today would have been Roald Dahl's 100th birthday. To celebrate, children at Riverside Academy in Dunston are spending their school day dressed as their favourite characters.
From Matilda to The BFG, the celebrated author's career spanned six decades and his writing inspired readers across the world.
A new report suggests that Middlesbrough is the worst place in England and Wales to be a girl.
Compiled by the charity Plan International UK, the report looked at factors such as child poverty, educational attainment and teenage pregnancy rates. It's the first of its kind to assess the experiences of girls across every local authority in the two countries.
Waverley in Surrey came out top.
The report appears to show a stark geographical divide for girls' prospects, with inner city areas performing worst and the south-east performing the best.
But the authors behind the report stressed that girls across the UK are being "failed" and urged the Government to take "urgent action".
The organisation representing schools in the North East has said Theresa May's plans for a new wave of grammar schools shows the government is "blinded" by the structure of schools, and missing what could really improve standards here.
It is right that tackling deprivation, and its impact on the life chances of young people, should be the number one priority of this Government.
But its obsession with school structure at the expense of all the evidence on what really counts in education has blinded it to the changes that would have the most profound difference.
More must be done to ensure every classroom in the country has an outstanding teacher delivering an inspiring education for all in well-resourced schools that are led by high quality leaders.
Staff shortages, financial constraint and the focus on Ofsted compliance and a narrow core curriculum are hampering schools’ ability to offer the opportunity for all children to shine.