A major review has found the Welsh Government has introduced too many reforms too quickly and does not do enough to support teachers.
Hundreds of pupils from across north Wales took part in the Big Bang competition where they put their engineering talents to the test.
Hundreds of schools across Wales will be closed or partially closed on Wednesday due to strike action by the National Union of Teachers.
A new education programme which hopes to encourage young people towards a career in the film industry has been launched by education charity 'Into Film.'
Supported by the British Film Institute and the Film Agency for Wales, the programme will provide opportunities for children and young people to engage with film both critically and creatively.
It's also hoped the programme will boost literacy and increase opportunities for young people to engage with the Welsh language through film.
It's part of a UK wide programme to improve film learning for 15-19 year olds.
The CEO of Into Film Paul Reeve, predicts half of Welsh schools will have an Into Film club by the end of 2015.
"Film is the richest of educational resources: because of its extraordinary production values in which art, science and technology meet."
WJEC has sent a letter to schools offering to show them papers from January's GCSE English Language exam for 10% of pupils free of charge.
A small number of papers are being re-marked, because of inconsistency by one examiner - but WJEC said the vast majority were marked correctly.
The board said the move would be an opportunity to "illustrate" marks and grades awarded.
Brecon High School has been placed in special measures, after the education watchdog judged it had not made enough progress on "important weaknesses" at the school.
Estyn visited the school in February and found continued problems with GCSE results, attendance, marking and management at the school.
Inspectors will now monitor Brecon High every term.
Chair of Governors, Councillor David Meredith, said the school "has already drawn up an action plan to ensure that Estyn’s concerns are addressed as a matter of urgency. The school has had a difficult history in recent years, and I am confident that this is now firmly behind us."
Another Powys secondary school - John Beddoes in Presteigne - was placed in special measures in December 2012, and will soon be closed.
Estyn says that, around Wales, there are currently eight primary schools, eight secondary schools and five pupil referral units in special measures.
A project which gives footballers the opportunity to gain a degree at Glyndwr University while playing for Wrexham FC launches today.
With the backing of the Professional Football Association (PFA) and support from the League Football Education (LFE), the scheme will provide a unique educational strategy for up to 24 players released from their clubs within the Premier League and football league structure
Ambassadors of the scheme include Michael Owen, an Honorary Fellow of Glyndwr University. The other ambassadors are Premier League stars Aaron Ramsay and Neil Taylor.
As well as offering footballers the chance to obtain a higher education qualification, it's hoped the scheme will also dispel myths surrounding the profession.
Welsh exam board the WJEC has defended its marking of January's new GCSE English language exams - after thousands of pupils got lower grades than they'd expected.
A small number of papers are being remarked, because of inconsistency by one examiner - but the WJEC said the vast majority were marked correctly.
Opposition parties in the Senedd have this afternoon argued that there are still no anwers for pupils, parents or teachers over what's behind the shock low grades.
We have been taking a closer look at January's exam papers, to try to find out.
The Welsh Government says it will "consider" the findings of the WJEC internal report.
– Welsh Government spokesperson
In broad terms WJEC consider that their examiners marked question papers correctly and accurately, however this is just one part of the picture and there are other, wider issues that we still need to investigate.
We are doing this through the Rapid Fact Finding Exercise that we are conducting. The review is now well underway and will be rigorous in its approach.
It will identify factors underlying the results and put in place appropriate actions to support schools as they prepare learners for the June assessments.
The WJEC says the number of papers due to be re-marked amounts to less than 1% of the total number marked overall.
WJEC says 318 papers have been remarked due to one inconsistent examiner, which is less than 1% of total papers marked
The Welsh Conservatives have hit out at the findings, saying they "fail to explain" low results received by pupils.
“Students, teachers and parents remain in the dark about how many exam papers will be remarked and how their overall grades will be affected" said Shadow Minister for Education Angela Burns AM.
“It remains extraordinary that so many pupils have ended up with results several grades below what they had been predicted and that WJEC and Welsh Government modelling didn’t foresee this fiasco and issue warnings accordingly."
Would you know how to resuscitate someone if they were having a heart attack or cardiac arrest? Many of us don't.
A doctor from Swansea is trying to change that - by teaching CPR skills to young people in school.
Tom Sheldrick went along to see one of the first classes.
The WJEC exam board has confirmed it will re-mark some of the new GCSE English Language exam papers after carrying out a review.
It said a single examiner was responsible for marking the papers in question.
– WJEC spokesperson
In that one case, there are indications that the examiner's marking was slightly inconsistent, and although there are no sizeable disparities identified WJEC is undertaking a full re-mark of this examiner's work. The centres whose candidates' work was marked by this examiner have already been informed.
The internal review also identified an error in adding up the total marks on two candidate’s papers, which WJEC has since corrected and communicated to the relevant centres.
The board said the review had found most examiners marked "correctly and accurately in line with the mark scheme" approved in November 2012.