The 'Teensleep' project is looking at how more and more youngsters are not getting enough sleep, often because they're glued to technology.Read the full story ›
North Yorkshire County Council has decided that controversial proposals to close Eskdale School will now go to consultation.Read the full story ›
More libraries across the region could be under threat as local authorities try to make cost savings.
Campaigners trying to save them say Government cuts mean less money is being spent on them.
A spokesperson for the Department for Culture, Media and Sport has said: "We know libraries remain important to people - that's why councils will have almost £200 billion to spend on local services, including libraries, over the lifetime of this parliament".
Writer Ann Cleeves has said, the hit-TV series Vera would never have been created without libraries.
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There will be a host of events in libraries across the region to celebrate National Libraries Day. Find your nearest event here.Read the full story ›
Plans for a new school for 1,200 9 to 16-year-olds in Newcastle have been revealed by by the Government.
The academy trust Gosforth Federated Academies Ltd is to open the Gosforth Great Park Academy in Gosforth, Newcastle, once full plans have been drawn up.
Building on their successes within their two existing academies, both judged ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted, the new school will aim to provide academic excellence centred around the core skills of English, mathematics, science, and PE.
Students will be able to access a varied vocational programme, as well as a highly successful languages programme supported by the University of Newcastle.
A campaign has been launched to protect school crossing patrols in Sunderland after the council approved proposals to reduce them.Read the full story ›
The government have announced £13 million pounds to double the hours of free childcare for three and four-year-olds from September 2016.Read the full story ›
Parents should 'put some proper clothes on' when the do the school run, Jeremy Corbyn said as he backed a headteacher who appealed to parents to stop arriving in their pyjamas.
But the Labour leader said how they dressed was less important than making sure their children arrived on time and were well fed.
Kate Chisholm, headteacher at Skerne Park Academy in Darlington, made the appeal after she had noticed an increase in the number of parents wearing nightwear to the school gates and even to school assemblies and meetings.
Asked about the issue during a visit to Middlesbrough, Mr Corbyn told The Gazette: 'I wouldn't do it myself, I'd advise people to wear a coat and put some proper clothes on - it gets cold out there.'
A request for parents to stop wearing their pyjamas on the school run has divided opinion at a primary school in Darlington.
Some parents say that not getting dressed for school is 'shameful', while others have criticised the letter for bringing them unwelcome attention.
Meanwhile, Skerne Park Academy headteacher, Kate Chisholm has defended her choice to ask parents asking them to stop wearing pyjamas on the school run.
Ms Chisholm has said despite all the media attention, she would send the letter again for the sake of improving standards at the school.
Parent Karen Routh ignored the primary school's appeal to parents to wear "day clothes" when they bring their children to school.Read the full story ›