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.

Labour politician and former Cabinet Minister Alan Milburn

The Journal Opinion: We have to give teenagers a reason to get up in the morning

The Journal's opinion column for Thursday, October 30, in which we look at the problem of teenagers drifting out of the education system at 16

One World Trade Center rises above the lower Manhattan skyline in New York

Newcastle to New York: What it took to bring the North East's direct USA flight to the region

Airport chief Dave Laws reveals how Lord Adonis helped push the deal over the line.

A Newcastle University building

Marking boycott set to affect students at two North East universities

The universities of Newcastle and Durham are set to stage a marking boycott over pensions

Young filmmaker Paul Lycett, aged 19 from County Durham has secured a prestigious BAFTA mentorship with a special effects artist

Young County Durham filmmaker to be mentored by Oscar-winning special effects expert

19-year-old Paul Lycett will meet with John Richardson who has worked on James Bond, Aliens and all eight Harry Potter films

Students on a school trip to Auschwitz in Poland

North East school pupils confront horrors of the Holocaust on Auschwitz educational trip

The Holocaust Educational Trust took around 200 teens from across the North East to Poland for a visit to the notorious death camp

Frankland Prison in Durham

Students to learn alongside some of Britain's most dangerous criminals at Durham prisons

Durham will be the first university in Europe to deliver ground-breaking criminology classes to both students and prisoners

Jonathan Hutler and Andrew Hemsley at Restless North East

County Durham teacher opens gaming centre - and employs former pupils to run it

Restless North East Ltd has opened in County Durham, 10 years after Andrew Aberdeen, 42, first thought of the idea

South Tyneside College in South Shields

South Tyneside College launches pioneering engineering school

A North college has announced the country's first engineering 'Career College' for pupils as young as 14

Primary school pupils during a lesson

Tables reveal how many applications were made to each school across the North East

New figures show how the "race for a place" at state schools in the North East shaped up in 2014

A plane leaving Newcastle Airport

Tom Gutteridge: It really is time we brought our academic timetable into the modern age

Journal columnist Tom Gutteridge says educators and politicians seem oblivious to the problems of working parents

Former indie band roadie and stage manager Graham Ford from Saltburn By Sea, who has started his own chilli sauce company called 'Chilihound'

Saltburn Chilihound founder serves up a hot little number

Former teacher and one-time roadie Graham Ford explains how a taste for chilli became a business venture

Actress Renee Zellweger

Kate Fox: I recognise your name, but your face escapes me

Journal columnist Kate Fox muses about Renee Zellweger's new face - and admits her own memory for faces is atrocious

The new Rail Academy in Gateshead, students from left Laim Barrass, Brandon Foster, Antony Walker, Andrew Bell

Full steam ahead at Newcastle College's Rail Academy for next generation of engineers

The state-of-the-art £5m training facility is the first of its kind in the North East and opened its doors to more than 70 students in September

Left to right: Wendy McEvoy, Siobhan Weatherstone, Katrina McEvoy, Suzi Robinson

Newcastle firm's 'Attenborough documentaries' help understanding of child development

Newcastle-based Siren Films has been producing child development films for the last 20 years

Dr Bernard Trafford Headmaster of the Royal Grammar School, Jesmond

Bernard Trafford: The eulogy for my mother brought the happy memories flooding back

Journal columnist and headteacher Bernard Trafford on how his mother's death at 92 reinforced the influence we have on our children

(L-R) Patrick Pogue, Ian Smith, Zoe Lewis and George Ritchie

Industrial giant Sembcorp makes major donation to Tees college

The equipment from Sembcorp's Wilton operation is worth tens of thousands of pounds

Ashington Head teachers Andrew Roberts, David Godfrey and Rob Kitching come together to discuss plans to merge education into a two-tier system

Two tier school switch moves a step closer at Ashington in Northumberland

Proposals to change from three to two tier schooling at Ashington have moved a step closer

School pupils sitting an A-level exam

Les Walton: Are educational theories just a way to come up with excuses for our failure?

The chair of the Northern Education Trust draws on his own memories and experiences to challenge how we use educational theories

Fastflow CEO and owner, Neil Armstrong

Big grid deal for Washington-based Fastflow Energy Services

Since launching two years ago Washington-based Fastflow Energy Services has created jobs for 100 people

Lara Johnston, 8, left, and Charlotte Wilson, 8, from Slaley Primary School, in the outdoor classroom in the grounds of Slaley Hall

Slaley First School pupils embrace 'forest school' status at luxury hotel

Pupils at Slaley First School are using the grounds of a luxury hotel to bring subjects to life


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