6:45 pm, Mon 28 Jan 2013 Middlesbrough "worst for childcare"
Full Report: Middlesbrough "worst for childcare"
Middlesbrough is the worst place in the country for children not being properly prepared to start school, and the town ranked lowest in the OFSTED findings.
South Tyneside was second worst.
The findings come as a new report says that children in the most deprived areas get the poorest pre-school childcare.
However, staff at one nursery in Middlesbrough say the report unfairly labels their youngsters.
Watch the full report from Rachel Bullock below.
2:30 pm, Mon 28 Jan 2013 Middlesbrough "worst for childcare"
Ofsted finds Middlesbrough worst for childcare
Middlesbrough has been named as the worst area in the country for the number of children who are ill prepared for starting school.
The town led in the Ofsted findings, with South Tyneside emerging second.
The report from the Policy Exchange found parents living in the most deprived parts of the country receive the poorest childcare, leaving youngstest ill equipped for full-time education.
The report says that the gap between childcare in rich and poor areas needs to be reduced.
2:47 pm, Tue 27 Nov 2012
New North East Director for Ofsted
The North East is to have its own Regional Director to drive up standards and quality of education in the region, according to a report from Ofsted.
Another Ofsted report, also released today, found that there were huge variations in the quality of education and learning across local authority areas.
Middlesbrough was found to be the third worst performing local authority area in the entire country.
Ofsted confirmed that Nick Hudson will take up the post of North East and Yorkshire and Humber Regional Director for Education, Learning and Skills from January of next year.
Regional Directors will be tasked with the challenge of supporting and boosting under-performing schools and colleges in their area.
5:00 am, Mon 19 Nov 2012
National anti-bullying week
Campaigns to stop bullying take place throughout the region this week
Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
National anti-bullying week starts today. The campaign is aimed at offering support to victims of bullying and also provide advice on how to stamp the problem out within schools. It's hoped the week will raise awareness of the problem across the region.
12:19 pm, Sat 01 Sep 2012 GCSE results day
Heads threaten GCSE grade challenge
Head-teachers have been considering legal challenge to GCSE results
Head-teachers have been considering whether to mount a legal challenge over GCSE English after Ofqual said results would not be regraded.
The regulator admitted grade boundaries were higher in June than they were in January, but insisted it would be "inappropriate" to reconsider either of them.
The Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) said it was not "acceptable or practicable" to make the students resit.
It warned it could still begin a legal challenge against grade boundary changes on the grounds that it had disadvantaged certain groups of students.
11:46 am, Fri 25 May 2012
Six schoolchildren taken to hospital after brownie spiked with cannabis
Six students from a school in Newcastle were taken to hospital after a brownie was spiked with cannabis in a home economics lesson.
Police were called to All Saints College, West Denton Way, Newcastle on Friday May 18.
A 14-year-old boy was arrested in connection with the incident and has been subsequently been bailed.
The students involved were taken to hospital but later discharged.
1:52 pm, Thu 03 May 2012 College employs falcons
"The gulls will flee to find sanctuary"
Ben Potter, a commercial falconry expert, explains how the seagulls will be scared off.
1:02 am, Wed 11 Apr 2012 Teachers return from strike talks
School strikes more likely after NUT conference
North East union representatives are returning to the region after voting in favour of balloting on a school strike, if the Government moves ahead with its regional pay plans.
Gateshead teacher Tony Dowling told North East Tonight that he thought 'mass resistance on the streets' was a good option.