All the latest education news, comment and analysis on schools, nurseries, colleges, universities, further and higher education and teaching from across the North East, including Newcastle University, Northumbria University and Durham University.

Dr Robert Pal of Durham University’s Department of Chemistry

Durham University scientist appointed Royal Society University Research Fellow

Dr Robert Pal worked on technology that could improve the diagnosis of prostate cancer and ultimately wants to develop a male contraceptive pill

School pupils sitting their exams

North East urged to capitalise on programme to recruit talented school leaders

The Government, along with the Future Leaders Trust, is aiming to recruit talented leaders to transform challenging schools in deprived areas

Teesside University

Teesside University partnership with Clicksco helps students launch new start-ups

Using lean start-up business practices, an 11-strong group from Teesside University have created three new digital businesses

Headteacher at St Bede's, in Lanchester, Neville Harrison

St Bede’s Lanchester is chosen to help train the next generation of teachers

St Bede’s Catholic School, in Lanchester, County Durham, has been selected to become a National Teaching School

The Calman Centre at Durham University

Newcastle and Durham universities retain top world rankings

The leading North East universities have been ranked among the best in the world by prestigious international measure

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg calls on young people to help solve North-South divide

The Deputy Prime Minister has urged 16 to 24-year-olds to take part in debate on tackling the North/South divide

Some of the new apprentices and graduates joining Tombola's new academy

Wearside's gaming talent academy opens its doors to recruits

Rising stars of the gaming world are getting trained up at the Tombola Academy in Sunderland

Professor Clare Bambra from Durham University

Widening North/South divide in healthcare highlighted by new report

Experts say more powers should be given to North East to provide tailored healthcare to residents

Paul Stonebanks, managing director of AIS Training

Business Interview: Paul Stonebanks, managing director, AIS Training

Paul Stonebanks discusses why AIS Training is going the extra mile with its customers

Dr Maggie Atkinson The children's commissioner and Ruth Thompson High Sheriff of Tyne and Wear

Listening, and acting on what we hear, can tackle sex abuse says Dr Maggie Atkinson

The Children’s Commissioner, Dr Maggie Atkinson, says the region has a clear message on stamping out abuse

UK Land Estates start the next phase of its refurbishment programme at Tyne Tunnel Estate

Multi-million pound refurbishment of Tyne Tunnel Estate takes a new step forward

UK Land Estates is working on the next stage of their major revelopment of the Tyne Tunnel Estate

Ralph Wrighton, Sarah Jones and Neil Williamson of Ward Hadaway with Paul Humble of Turner & Townsend and Sunderland College Director of Facilities Karen Wade

£22m extension to Bede Campus at Sunderland College is complete

Sunderland College's expansion is complete, after input from North East businesses

Brendan Foster founded Nova

Brendan Foster welcomes scrapping of running as form of school punishment

Brendan Foster welcomed plans to scrap guidelines for pupils to be punished by making them run round school fields

Jonathan Ruffer at the launch of the Eleven Arches event in Bishop Auckland

Team behind plans for Bishop Auckland medieval show head to France

Jonathan Ruffer heads team which plans a spectacular open air night show and historical leisure park on former golf club in County Durham

Graduating apprentices at Darchem Engineering, after completing their studies with Hartlepool College

More than 50 apprentices honoured at Darchem's plant near Stockton

Hartlepool College training programme crucial to growth strategy, says managing director

North East Women leaders conference at the Newcastle Business School Northumbria University Campus East

Women leaders inspiring next generation of North East girls into high-flying careers

The North East's leading ladies in science, business and law touched down at Northumbria University to help young women of the future get ahead. Kate Proctor reports on the ultimate careers advice day

MP Pat Glass

MP Pat Glass hits out at nursery school closures in the North East

More than one in ten nursery schools have closed but they offer better education than primary school nursery classes, says MP Pat Glass

James Ramsbotham, chief executive, NECC

Small and medium sized businesses told to hire apprentices to help North East plug skills gap

Latest Manpower survey shows jobs market cooling - but North East firms also struggling to fill vacancies

Creative Champions meet at Gateshead's Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art for the launch of the Creative North campaign

Campaign aims to showcase North's creative talents

300 jobs could be created through a drive to highlight the region's strengths in the creative and digital media sector

Val Wigham Head teacher at Studio West in West Denton, Newcastle

Newcastle school to bridge the gap between education and work

A pioneering new school has opened its doors in Newcastle as the first academic year gets under way


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