There are fears education cuts will see colleges losing almost a fifth of their financial support for courses aimed at 18 year olds
Hundreds of schools across the South West will be closed on Thursday because of a strike by teachers. Here's a list of state schools closed.
Daley has finished his last day of school today on the same day he's had to pull out of next week's European diving championships.
Schools across the region are closed today as part of a national strike by teachers.
The walkouts are because of increased workloads, pension changes and plans to bring in performance related pay.
Teaching unions are holding a rally today at Plymouth Argyle's Home Park ground.
Most schools across the region will be hit in some way tomorrow by a teachers strike. Both main teaching unions are involved.
Thousands of parents are having to take time off or make other arrangements for child care.
John Andrews reports.
You may have heard us say how the number of dairy farmers has gone down as more people leave the industry.
Well, we've been to Bridgwater College to meet some people who are desperate to get INTO dairy farming.
Our Somerset correspondent, David Woodland, has been talking to students on a course provided by the Prince's Countryside Fund.
Parents of children at a Plymouth school have offered their support to a lollipop man who has quit after he was reprimanded for high-fiving school children.
Bob Slade resigned after Plymouth City Council threatened him with suspension over what they describe as "safety concerns."
Parents our reporter John Andrews spoke to outside Manadon Vale School say the whole situation is "ridiculous."
A Devon school has been shortlisted for a national award for the work it is doing with a deaf and blind pupil. Despite having very little vision or hearing, Chloe Ring goes to a mainstream school.
Her parents have been so impressed with how the school has nurtured Chloe, that they have nominated St Leonard's Primary School for a 'Partnership, Local Community of the Year Award'.
Thousands of students in the west are about to start the next phase of their academic careers. And as well as coping with a new life away from home, many are facing the challenge of managing a budget for the first time.
Experts are warning students to stay away from payday loans which many poorer students are tempted by. As David Wood reports, the advice is to make a budget and stick to it.
The University of Exeter has been ranked 168th out of 199 in the QS World University Rankings for 2013.
The University of Bristol came 30th and the University of Bath 187th.
Two teaching unions will strike in the West Country in October.
Members of the NUT and NASUWT unions will walk out on the 17th October, in a long-running row over pay, pensions and workload.
The industrial action could affect thousands of pupils in hundreds of schools.
Thousands of children across the West Country have been returning to school on Wednesday.
For some it has been extra special as it is their first ever day.
Our reporter Jeff Welch went to see how one group in Cornwall got along: