Parents in Weardale have condemned plans which would see their small village primary school close and children having to travel six miles away.
Another rural school in Teesdale would also shut next summer - and two others merge - under proposals leaked by a local councillor.
Our Education Correspondent Tom Sheldrick reports.
Teaching staff at Redby School in Sunderland have chosen Roald Dahl as the favoured theme for World Book Day. Here are some of their pupils in their costumes.
Children in England will today be told which secondary school they will attend - with thousands expected to miss out on their first choice.Read the full story ›
Hundreds of parents, teachers and pupils marched from Whitby Abbey down to the town's dock in protest to plans to close Eskdale School.
North Yorkshire Country Council says merging the school with a larger college nearby will benefit the children, but campaigners disagree.
Kris Jepson reports:
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.
Watch Helen Pearson's special report for National Libraries Day:
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.