Gavin Williamson admitted no replacement grading system can match the fairness of exams, as thousands receive A-Level results this morning.
Health and care minister Helen Whately defended the government over testing pupils and teachers as schools prepare to reopen in September.
The shadow health secretary has called for improved coronavirus testing and tracing this August in time for schools to reopen in September.
Simon Clarke said bringing all pupils back on a full time basis when term starts was a “total priority”, despite new second wave warnings.
The PM said that by missing out on parties, festivals and presentations, young Brits had helped save hundreds of thousands of lives.
The Education Secretary denied that the plan to rebuild and refurbish English schools will see the return of Private Finance Initiatives.
Gavin Williamson has confirmed that primary schools in England will not be able to welcome all pupils back before the summer holidays.
Schoolchildren have begun the gradual return to the classroom as the government’s changes to lockdown rules come into force today.
talkRADIO’s Julia Hartley-Brewer clashed with a Bury councillor after branding the authority a “bunch of idiots” in a row over schools.
talkRADIO's Mike Graham has strongly criticised teachers’ unions for opposing the government's phased reopening of schools next month.
Chris McGovern, from Campaign for Real Education, has criticised trade unions for their opposition to the phased reopening of schools.
talkRADIO’s Julia Hartley-Brewer said: “I am so fed up with public sector workers being given credit for doing their sodding jobs.”
Children have been caught with knuckle dusters, a Taser and even a sword at school.
Boris Johnson has revealed plans allowing foreign students to stay in the UK for two years after graduation.
Students in East Sussex have been sent home for refusing to adhere to new gender neutral uniform rules.
The proportion of GCSEs awarded top grades has risen for the second year in a row after the biggest education shake-up in a generation.
Hundreds of thousands of 18-year-olds have received their A-level exam results and figures show an increasing interest in studying politics.
School uniforms in Wales are to become gender-neutral from September, the Welsh government has announced.
Jess Phillips left her 10-year-old outside Number 10 as part of a demonstration against funding cuts forcing schools to close early.
A £12,000-a-year private school has told its students it's "unsafe" for them to attend today after a group of travellers pitched up on its grounds overnight.
Protesters against same-sex relationship lessons have put up posters called for a "vote of no confidence" in the Labour MP.
Children as young as four are being taught about sexual assault, mental illness and cyber bullying in the UK’s first “kindness” school.
Teachers are striking over health concerns at a school where blue water has been reported coming from taps.
A judge has issued a fresh injunction against protesters demonstrating against LGBT relationship education at a primary school in Birmingham.
Parents protesting over a primary school teaching about LGBT relationships are “misinformed”, a pro-LGBT campaigner has said.
The Headteacher of the primary school facing protests against LGBT relationships lessons has said teachers “have never taught sex here”.
A tweet posted from the Twitter account of a Swansea primary school called the television presenter a "fascist pig".
Essex police have been called in to investigate an Instagram account created to mock teachers at a local school.
Parents protesting against LGBT teaching at a Birmingham primary school have vowed to continue their campaign despite an injunction.
A primary school facing protests from parents on Friday over the teaching of LGBT equality is to close early on Friday over safety fears.
Oxford University allowed to force 67-year-old professor to retire in order to boost diversity, a tribunal has ruled.
Comedian Joe Lycett has written to his local MP to call him out over his voting history on LGBT issues.
University officials have condemned vandals after the word “snowflakes” was spray-painted in large letters across the front entrance of the University of Bath.
Protesters demonstrating against the teaching of LGBT relationships at a primary school have vowed to continue action despite calls from police to stop.
A cat on Warwick University's campus has been given a high-vis jacket after recovering from being hit by a van in February.
Labour MP Jess Phillips has confronted protesters outside a school in Birmingham after they took their children out of school to continue campaigning against the teaching of LGBT lessons.
An economist has warned that Labour's £10-an-hour minimum wage pledge for under-18s could be "bad news".
Cambridge University been criticised for appointing a white academic to oversee its study into the institution's historic links with slavery.
An academic has been fired from a fellowship at a Cambridge University college for allegedly conducting “racist” research, but The Spectator's Toby Young says it was simply because he was a "Conservative".
The University of Cambridge has said it will investigate how it benefited from and contributed to the slave trade in a bid to "acknowledge its role during that dark phase of human history".
A secondary school has claimed it was hacked after a porn video featuring a woman performing a sex act on a man dressed as an Easter bunny was shared on its official Twitter account.
Six in 10 parents worry their teenage children lack essential life skills, a survey has found.
Teenagers are to be used as "influencers" in order to discourage their classmates from taking drugs in the UK's biggest trial of a school-based drug prevention programme.
Nearly 70 per cent of secondary school headteachers have made cuts to teaching staff to save money, a survey has found.
The National Education Union has called for lessons about LGBT+ relationships to be compulsory in all schools.
The education secretary has set up 12 Institutes of Technology across the country to “address the skill needs of businesses”.
Headteachers have been told consultation does not mean parents have the right to veto parts of the new relationships and sex education curriculum.
The teacher at the centre of protest for teaching LGBT relationship lessons has received threats and other "nasty" messages.
A register of all children not attending school is being put forward by the education secretary.
BBC political show Question Time has been criticised for airing a debate over whether it is "morally right" to teach children about LGBTQ+ "issues".
The education watchdog has called for "multi-agency partnerships" to help bring instances of knife crime down.
Thousands of headteachers are warning of a "school funding crisis" in a letter reportedly sent to millions of families in England.
The headteacher who allowed London Bridge terrorist Khuram Butt to teach unsupervised at an east London school has been banned from management roles.
Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell said it was important for children to learn about same-sex relationships, amid complaints over a Birmingham school teaching pupils about homosexuality.