Two-child benefit limit lawful, court rules

Families lose legal challenge to government over limiting some benefits to first two children.

Should twins be taught separately?

A study suggests not – and says there should be no strict rules about separating twins at school.

‘My teacher saved me from suicide’

Now 26, Hati Sparey-South is herself training as a teacher, determined to help today’s pupils.

Narrow vocabulary ‘hits pupils’ grades’

Research suggests four out of 10 pupils in their first year of secondary have limited vocabulary.

Manchester ‘snack’ teenager explains his viral head boy campaign video

Chilombo’s comical take on running for head boy has been viewed more than a million times on Twitter.

Governors quit free school where no pupils did GCSEs

An Ofsted inspection last year rated Route 39 Academy inadequate in all areas.

Student loans interest rate to rise in line with inflation

Rates charged on student loans will go up from 6.1% to 6.3% from September.

‘It’s not just women who sometimes regret parenthood’

One father believes his friends without children tend to be the happiest.

Siblings in care

Thousands of siblings in care have been split up by councils in England and Wales, new figures suggest.

Can you really revise while chatting online?

What should parents say to teenagers who seem to be playing on their computers more than revising for exams?

UK makes £212m Commonwealth education aid pledge

Theresa May tells Commonwealth leaders children should spend at least 12 years in education.

Singapore uncovers ‘high-tech’ exam cheating plot

A tutor in Singapore admits helping Chinese students cheat in their exams, using Bluetooth devices.

Primary school places – not got what you wanted?

If the school on offer is unsuitable for some reason, there are a number of things you can do.

University staff suspend strikes over pensions

Planned changes to staff pensions led to 14 days of strike action at 64 universities in February and March.

Firms relabelling low-skilled jobs as apprenticeships, says report

Study says 40% of apprenticeship standards do not meet traditional on-the-job training definition.

Student suicide rates overtake non-students

Researchers warn of suicide rates among students rising above the rest of their age group.

‘My pupils all know someone who’s been stabbed’

Teachers describe teaching in an area where knife crime is part of life.

Home education compulsory registration?

Ministers ask for views on whether parents should have to register if they home-school their children.

Loneliness more likely to affect young people

Older people could be more ‘resilient’ to feelings of loneliness, says research.

Schools ‘to drop gathering nationality data’

Privacy campaigners say schools in England will no longer have to gather nationality data on pupils.

YouTube ‘broke child protection laws’

The site is accused of violating child protection laws by a coalition of 23 consumer groups.

Legal costs halt thousands of domestic violence cases

Domestic violence victims withdrew from court injunction applications after being ordered to pay towards costs.

Reality Check

Youth services have seen big cuts in their budgets, but it’s impossible to make a clear link.

Scottish school exclusions over weapon attacks at five-year high

The Scottish Conservatives said the increase in Scotland demonstrated a problem with classroom discipline.

Remove two-child benefit cap, bishops urge ministers

Christian, Muslim and Jewish leaders issue joint warning on rise in child poverty.

Student loan repayment threshold rises

How a higher threshold for tuition fee loan repayments could save English and Welsh graduates cash.

Open University staff call for Peter Horrocks to resign

The institution’s vice-chancellor angered staff by saying academics “get away with not teaching”.

Motherhood taboo

Three women describe what it is like to secretly wish they had never had children.

Lives in their hands

How do the families of generals who sent men into battle commemorate World War One?

Linda Brown, centre of Brown v Board civil rights case, dies

Linda Brown was nine when she was denied entry to a white school, becoming the focus of a landmark case.