Over £90m is to be invested through the newly called Pupil Development Grant to help disadvantaged pupils in Welsh schools.Read the full story ›
Wales' best sixth-formers will have the opportunity to attend a summer school at one of the world's top universities.Read the full story ›
New rules will be put in place for teacher training courses in Wales, in a bid to attract the best talent to the profession.
The Welsh Government say the changes for initial teacher training will include strengthening how schools and universities work together and increasing the role of research.
The changes follow recently published new professional teaching and leadership standards.
I want teaching in Wales to be a first choice profession so that we can attract the very best. For this to happen, we must get our initial teacher education offer right. The new accreditation standards are part of our national mission to raise the standards and standing of the profession.
The teaching profession can only make its proper contribution to raising standards of education in our schools if our initial teacher training offers our future teachers the skills, knowledge and appetite to lead the change required. This is about our schools and universities working together, using the best research available, so our teachers have the right skills to deliver our new curriculum for the benefit of all our pupils.
The Welsh stream at Brecon High School will be closed following a vote this afternoon.
Powys County Council said the stream is 'unviable' because of a drop in pupil numbers. It instead wants to centralise Welsh medium education at Builth Wells High School.
But the council has come up against strong opposition from parents and campaigners, who have vowed to continue their fight to keep it open.
Last week, councillors had voted in favour of retaining the stream.
Our education reporter Megan Boot reports:
HRH Princess Anne joined industry leaders in Cardiff to encourage more girls to work in science, technology, engineering and maths.Read the full story ›
The National Deaf Children's Society Cymru is encouraging pupils across Wales to learn fingerspelling as part of Sign Language Week.Read the full story ›
Cardiff Council says it will be the first in Wales to create a "fairer way" for parents to apply to secondary schools.Read the full story ›
Funding for five new build primary schools in the Gwernyfed catchment area of Powys has been approved by the Welsh Government.Read the full story ›
Over a thousand children in Harry Potter-themed fancy dress have gathered in Merthyr Tydfil to celebrate World Book Day 2017.Read the full story ›
Children across Wales are dressing up as their favourite characters to celebrate World Book Day 2017.Read the full story ›