Teachers have been the victim of almost 30,000 attacks in the past three years, figures show.
Period products will be available to all schools and colleges in England from next week, the government has said.
Politicians have been urged to seize the “glimmer of hope” offered to end the crisis engulfing education in Northern Ireland.
Learning a foreign language should be compulsory for GCSE students, according to a report that warns the UK is falling behind its European neighbours in language ability.
Classrooms in deprived areas are becoming a “dumping ground” for problem children, with hundreds of thousands of pupils in England spending their entire school careers in some of the worst-rated learning environments, an Ofsted inspection suggests.
Jaded millennials looking for a career change are being targeted to boost the teaching workforce.
Almost one in 10 children miss lessons without the school’s permission to go on holiday, figures show.
Almost 4,000 schools in England are in need of immediate restoration work – with many more lacking paperwork required by law, the Guardian has reported.
The government has missed its own targets for recruiting enough trainee teachers, sparking fresh warnings about shortages in key subjects such as maths and science.
After years of belt-tightening, school leaders and teachers have been lobbying for investment in the nation’s schools, and it now seems that politicians are responding.
Election officials have accused the Education Secretary of a “complete lack of knowledge and understanding” after he called for disruption to schools caused by polling day to be kept to a minimum.