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.

Jonathan Arnott

North East UKIP MEP says selective education could help bridge attainment gap between state and private schools

UKIP's North East MEP Jonathan Arnott said selective education is one of the ways to give bright kids from poor backgrounds an opportunity

Founders of Hedgehog Lab, Sarat Pediredla, left, and Mark Forster, who now hold the titles of managing director and technical director

Staggering growth at Hedgehog Lab limited by skills shortage

Post-PC digital agency Hedgehog lab is having to turn down work due to a shortage of suitably skilled applicants for vacancies

Northumberland Church of England Academy have won an International School Award after a group of students travelled to Kenya earlier in the year

Students get a taste of life in Kenya to prepare them for life in the global jobs market

The Northumberland Church of England Academy has been handed an International School Award for its links overseas

Berwick’s Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate Julie Pörksen

Northumberland students having to stand on buses, would be MP claims

Would be Lib Dem MP for Berwick Julie Pörksen has claimed Northumberland County Council's rules on post 16 transport cause problems

Warning made over performance gap between North East state and private schools

Figures showing the top performing North East schools have been revealed

Children aged between three and seven are invited to take part in an Infant Science Morning at Newcastle School for Boys (NSB) in Gosforth

Centre for Life in Newcastle hosts Royal Society’s Young People’s Book Prize

Centre for Life is first venue outside London to host prestigious book award and one explaining the science behind optical illuisions is the winner

Cardinal Hume's new sixth form

Top North East school unveils state-of-the-art sixth form facility

One of the North East's leading schools, Cardinal Hume Catholic School, has unveiled its new £1.5 million sixth form facility

Former Sunderland caretaker manager and captain Kevin Ball

Sunderland AFC legend Kevin Ball in Peterlee to inspire youngsters

Former Sunderland AFC captain and club ambassador Kevin Ball is speaking at Peterlee Business Park Steering Group's event this week

Exterior of County Hall in Morpeth Northumberland

Northumberland County Council unveils multi-million pound spending plans

Northumberland County Council has announced multi-million pound spending plans, including new leisure centres and schools

Justin Welby Archbishop of Canterbury

Bernard Trafford: While children save pennies, reckless bankers get away scot-free

Journal columnist and Newcastle headteacher Bernard Trafford says credit unions in primary schools are missing the bigger point

George Osborne MP

North East universities set for funding boost as Chancellor highlights importance of life sciences

North East will play key role in "Northern Powerhouse", George Osborne tells The Journal - but he wants regions to consider creating 'metro mayors'

School pupils sitting an exam

The Journal Opinion: Children being failed by the system

The Journal's opinion column for Wednesday, November 19, where we look the grading of exam papers

Peter Bakare (left) and Nathan French (right) of Your Student Body with Richard Myers of Transmit Start-Ups

Northumbria University students use £14,000 loan to power athletic advice start-up

Young entrepreneurs Peter Bakare and Nathan French have earned the backing of Costa Coffee's charity for their idea.

Brenda McLeish, Managing Director of the Learning Curve Group

Learning Curve Group: Present and future of education debated this week - sponsored feature

Keynote speeches are being delivered by such luminaries as Business Secretary Vince Cable and Shadow Education Secretary Tristram Hunt - sponsored feature

Children from Katungu Primary School greet Denise Robertson

Denise Robertson: The worldwide web can produce the most amazing results

Denise Robertson reveals how the internet helped her reconnect with a boy she met ten years ago on a trip to Africa

Dianne Sharp, the regional director for the CBI

Dianne Sharp: More needs to be done to tackle inequality

Regional head of the CBI says Government needs to do more to help low income families

Innovative ideas emerge from North East 'hackathon'

Computer coders come together to solve problems real and imaginary

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

Les Walton: Today's school leaders may be missing a few lessons in philosophy

The chairman of the Northern Education Trust on how structures and systems seem to have replaced values and beliefs

Michael Gove MP

Top Tory Michael Gove refuses to apologise to angry Durham teachers

The former education secretary was called "arrogant and ill informed" singling out east Durham schools as having the 'smell of defeatism'

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg

Nick Clegg reveals North East apprenticeships soar over last four years

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg reveals apprenticeships in the region have more than doubled in last four years


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