Education news from Australia and the United Kindgom
- School holiday dates would be pushed back under plan to avoid summer heat
Many Queensland school students still sweat it out in steamy classrooms across the state, but this could change under a proposal to move the dates for the summer holidays.
- Archie Stacy
- Lara Ciesiolka
- Fergus Friend
- 'It's scary': coping with the drought crisis from boarding school
While farmers face what some are calling the worst drought in living memory, many of their children grapple with the dry from boarding schools hundreds of kilometres from their homes.
- Robots are drawing more girls to STEM subjects, and they're often the top students.
Female students are being drawn to STEM subjects by robotics.
- Robotics teacher Daniel Ricardo from Merrimac SHS, Gold Coast
- Thousands of top university places still up for grabs
Tens of thousands of degree places still available, even in medicine, which are usually at a premium.
- 'Trojan Horse' hearings against teachers and governor cost £1.27m
Banned governor Tahir Alam says the cases were a "total waste of public money".
- A-level results 2018: Teenagers achieve rise in top grades
A-level results show a rise in top grades, as a record proportion of 18-year-olds head to university.
- A-level results 2018: What was new about this year's exams?
Thousands of teenagers are getting their A and AS-level results, but what have the recent changes been?
- A-level results: Why clearing is 'not the end of the world'
What are the immediate options if your A-level grades aren't what you were expecting?
- NYU offers free tuition for all its medical students
The New York medical school will fund all students, due to fears of graduates' "overwhelming" debt.
- The three-year-old with an IQ of 171
Natalie and Ben's daughter Ophelia joined Mensa at only three years old.