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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.

A teachers demonstration in Newcastle in support of the National Union of Teachers (NUT)

North East teachers vote for summer walkout which could disrupt exams

Schools across the region will close after teachers voted to stage a summer walkout

Proud to Back Apprenticeships: Interest is growing, say apprenticeship bodies

As The Journal’s year-long Proud to Back Apprenticeships campaign passes its halfway point, training providers in the region are reporting growing interest from both young people and employers

Apprentice Mason Patterson, left, with chef Dave Coulson

Masterchef finalist takes on Gateshead College apprentice

A restaurant owned by chef and TV celebrity Dave Coulson has taken on a new apprentice with Gateshead College

Teachers and supporters take part in a demonstration at Greys Monument

Schools across the North East face strike action again

Schools across the region will close after teachers voted to stage a summer walkout which could have knock-on effect on student's exams

East Durham College is given a big thumbs-up from Ofsted

A North East college has been graded as good following its first inspection under a new framework

Paul Crawford

Newcastle University student's plea for clemency fails as he's left facing £100k legal bill

Paul Crawford - who sued professors at Newcastle University after he failed his medical degree by one mark - told he must pay court costs

Prof. Chris Higgins, Vice chancellor of Durham University

Durham University awards honorary degrees to business leaders

Bob Young and Tony and Barbara Laithwaite have been recognised for their contribution to Durham University

Nicole Gallagher had various jobs after studying at college but took up an apprentice programme to become a mechanic

South Tyneside Professional and Vocational College students learn from successful dealership

Esh facilitates group enjoyed a two-hour visit to Benfield Ford’s new £5.8m outlet on Newcastle Road, Sunderland

Education Secretary Michael Gove

Education Secretary to be asked to back North East schools fund

An ambitious plan to turn around under performing schools is being backed by deputy prime minister Nick Clegg and the Education Secretary

PHD students at Durham University will benefit from the £1.2m Government funding

Government cash boost for Durham University students

Durham University has received £1.2 million in Government funding to support PhD students in science and engineering

Dianne Sharp, the new leader of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI)

New CBI director calls on schools and businesses to work together for success

The new regional leader of employers' body, the CBI, has given her support to The Journal's Proud to Back Apprenticeships campaign

From left, apprentice Bobby Grieves, East Durham Business Service's apprenticeship consultant Simon Naisbett, and apprentices Matthew Errington and Jordan Scott

Business support service helps more than 60 NEETs to find employment

East Durham Business Service sees strong take-up of apprenticeship programmes which has led to employment and apprenticeships

Hexham MP Guy Opperman

Northumberland schools urged to back controversial new funding scheme

Rural schools in Northumberland have once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to win better funding, claims Hexham MP Guy Opperman

Children sitting exams in school

Ofsted figures reveal North East schools among the best in the country

North East schools are outpeforming the rest of the country according to education watchdog, Ofsted

Students attend a university lecture

Research confirms Studio West philosophy

Study shows 91% of business leaders more likely to employ those who have undertaken regular work experience

The Economic Forecast Breakfast at Ramside Hall

Economic Forecast Breakfast highlights key issues for North East economy

Around 130 business people turned out for the Economic Forecast Breakfast event at Ramside Hall in Durham


Microsoft backs UK teachers' programme

British teachers will be taught computer science by experts from Microsoft in advance of the subject being put on the National Curriculum

The University of Sunderland

Entries sought for Blueprint Awards

The Blueprint Business Planning event is open to University of Sunderland students and those who have graduated within the past five years

Illustrator Stuart Trotter chats with kids at Newcastle school for boys Gosforth

Rupert Bear illustrator Stuart Trotter opens new school library in Gosforth

The County Durham illustrator who brings to life Rupert Bear and other popular cartoon characters has opened a new school library on Tyneside

Northumbria University graduate and Trunki inventor Rob Law

Northumbria University hailed as shining example in call for design focus

Northumbria University has been named as a shining example of why British design schools should be top of the government’s education agenda


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