Education

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.

Chuka Umunna MP

Labour's Chuka Umunna vows to raise living standards in North East and back world-class industries

Shadow Business Secretary rejects calls for Labour to abandon planned spending cuts in interview with The Journal

A little culinary innovation will be a feature of EAT! IN

EAT! IN serves up culinary adventures on Tyneside

EAT! IN director Simon Preston talks about the latest edition of the popular food festival on Tyneside

Dr Jane Sullivan of Newton Rigg College

New director appointed at Newton Rigg College

Dr Jane Sullivan has experience working at several colleges in the North, as well as spending 15 years at AstraZeneca

Bring Back Borstal

Denise Robertson: Never mind a TV series about Borstal - let's see its ideas implemented for real

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Journal columnist and TV agony aunt Denise Robertson on the Northumberland-set TV series about Borstal and the lessons it has for us

South Tyneside College principal Lindsey Whiterod with Lord Baker at the launch of Career College North East (CCNE)

UK first as Career College launches in South Tyneside

An innovative partnership in South Tyneside is set to lead the way on a new approach to skills training and further education

Ian Malcolm, managing director, ElringKlinger (Great Britain) Ltd

North East apprenticeship vacancies rise 45%

Encouraging statistics for region's skills base, but Redcar manufacturer says more must be done to encourage new entrants to industry

Teacher Mr A L Douglas giving a little help to pupil John Crump aged 14 during a woodwork lesson at a Birmingham School. 2nd March 1971

Les Walton: A little more PE, a little more woodwork, a little more world peace

Journal columnist Les Walton, chair of the Northern Education Trust, on the grand ambitions some had for the raising of the school leaving age

Five year old Christopher Blanks makes his reading selection at Low Fell library at Gateshead in January 1972

North East libraries - what's the next chapter?

We look at how our local institutions are branching out in new ways to help safeguard their future

Secretary of State for Education Nicky Morgan

Journal opinion: What Ofsted asks our children

The Journal's opinion column for Friday, January 23, on the row over Ofsted inspections at two North East schools

From left, Rising Stars graduates Jaedon Ross, Chelsea Dryden and Sam Thompson with Louise Ball of Baltic Training Services

UK first for North East as Apprentice Hub aims to narrow IT skills gap

Employer network Dynamo is teaming up with Baltic Training Services to benefit both young people and employers looking for qualified candidates

Young people in Ndhiwa

Tyneside-based charity Team Kenya puts education first for African girls

A Tyneside charity has launched a campaign to help give 20 girls in one Kenyan town the "unaffordable dream" - an education

Paul Benneworth: It's tough sticking to my 2015 New Year's Resolution

Journal columnist Paul Benneworth discusses the difficulty of sticking to his promise to always be positive about the North East this year

Polly O'Malley of Ward Hadaway

Appointments: Education and employment specialist joins Ward Hadaway

Law firm Ward Hadaway has taken on Polly O'Malley as an associate advising on a range of employment issues

Brenda McLeish, Managing Director of the Learning Curve Group

Learning Curve Group: Maths & English are the cornerstones of any competent education system - sponsored feature

Success levels in maths and English can be seen as benchmarks of just how progressive and refined any country or society is - sponsored feature

Secretary of State for Education Nicky Morgan

Journal opinion: The closure of Durham Free School

The Journal's opinion column for Tuesday, January 20, in which we highlight the failings that led to the closure of Durham Free School

Chef's Academy at Newcastle College

NEI Restaurant Week is back and it's on course to be a winner

For the first time Newcastle College students will be adding to the culinary treats on offer with week-long specials at their own restaurant

Labour party leader Ed Miliband

Thousands of Newcastle 'missing voters' could lose chance to take part in election

Students and young people could lose right to vote because of changes to election law, Labour leader Ed Miliband claims

A ballot box at a polling station

Stephen Lambert: Why the time has come to enforce voting at elections

Newcastle councillor Stephen Lambert says the time has come to call a halt to declining turnouts at elections. Voting must be compulsory

Sugata Mitra at the launch of his flagship School in the Cloud in West Benghal, India

Newcastle University professor Sugata Mitra has re-designed the future of learning

Sugata Mitra has used his TED award to build seven “schools in the cloud”, where children from across the planet can teach themselves anything

Gibside School, perform Gibside Industrial Revolution-A 1st for Everything, at the Gateshead Schools Dance Festival, at the Sage

Les Walton: We must keep room at our schools for the love of the dance

The chairman of the Northern Education Trust, Les Walton, says innovation and creativity must not lose their places in school life

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