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.

Lawyer Chris McCurley

A lawyer inspired by the feisty females of Newcastle's West End, celebrates a 25 year career

Kate Proctor speaks to Newcastle lawyer Cris McCurley as she celebrates a 25 year career

Parents and students protest outside County Hall Morpeth against future transport cuts for schools in Northumberland

Northumberland County Council claims no 'detrimental impact' from transport charges

But Northumberland County Council admits there has been a fall in student numbers after bringing in transport charges

Seahouses Middle School

Schools in the North East receive £17m extra government funding

Schools in the North East are to receive £17m extra from the government as part of efforts to address funding inequalities

Brenda McLeish, Managing Director of the Learning Curve Group

Learning Curve Group celebrate a successful 2014 - sponsored feature

In 2014 Learning Curve Group, England's largest education subcontractor partner, celebrated a decade of excellence and achievement - sponsored feature

JSK's proposed new student development on Pitt St

The Journal Opinion: Is new student accommodation plan a concern?

The Journal's opinion column for Wednesday, December 17, in which we look at plans for more student accommodation in Newcastle

The Sage Gateshead celebrates its 10th birthday: what does it mean for the North East?

The Sage Gateshead has become an integral part of the region's cultural and economic landscape over the past ten years

L - R: Ian Royce, Amy Shaw, Tessy Ojo

Tyneside schoolgirls win award in memory of Princess Diana

Tyneside students recognised for their charity work with prestigious Diana memorial award

Nick Barnes, left, and Wes Johnson of Askham Bryan College

New senior posts at growing Askham Bryan College

Campus principal for Cumbria and the North will be supported by new director of the North East

Paul Stewart, managing director of Chirton Engineering

Concerns raised over skills gap in the North East

Matt Boyle, chief executive of Sevcon said the engineers he needs do not exist in the North East

School pupils sitting an A-level exam

The Journal Opinion: Let's end poor schools' performance now

The Journal opinion for Thursday December 11, in which we urge an end to the poor performance of some of the North East's secondary schools

Waymark's latest recruit Grant Cooper is pictured with directors, from left to right, Paul Lofthouse, Jason Thomas Jones and David Brophy

Appointments: Grant loving life at Waymark

A South African software developer is settling in to a new role after overcoming the “challenge” of the Geordie accent

Labour politician and former Cabinet Minister Alan Milburn

Alan Milburn: Tide of economic growth is a 'failure' if social inequality is not tackled

Chairman of the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission said all parties must have a plan to close the gap between North and South

The Journal Opinion: A problem with the system?

The Journal's opinion column for Saturday December 6, in which we look at the education system

Contracts manager at Hodgson Sayers, Dean Goyns, with apprentices from the firm at Minsteracres retreat centre, County Durham

Building and roofing specialist Hodgson Sayers takes on nine new appentices

New start walks from Gateshead to Stanley, Co. Durham, to get interview with building and roofing specialist

Globetrotting au pair Sarah Short (right) is now working as an occupational health technician for her mum, Liz

Globetrotting Billingham au pair lands new vocation working with her mother

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Sara Short travelled the world before discovering her dream vocation was right on her doorstep back home in Billingham

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne delivers his Autumn Statement to MPs in the House of Commons, London

North East business community welcomes Autumn Statement measures

A host of leading business figures from across a number of sectors believe SMEs in particular could benefit from the Chancellor's approach

A sectional of a Tower Bridge 3D model by I Can Make

3D printing will reshape manufacturing in the North East

A technology that is more popular than ever could be the tool to bringing back manufacturing to the region

Am image from the schools' Christmas truce pack

North East study of First World War Christmas truce

Pack on famous First World War Christmas truce goes to North East schools and churches

Les Walton, chair of the Northern Education Trust at the Cobalt Business Exchange

Les Walton: I don't want to hear our leaders' plans for education - I want to hear their dreams

Chairman of the Northern Education Trust Les Walton rifles through the 'visions' of the political parties - and finds there is something missing

The Rt. Honourable Alan Milburn

Careers advice for young people needs urgent improvement, says Alan Milburn

A disjointed approach to careers advice is failing the region’s young people, Alan Milburn has warned


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