On a visit to a school in Somerset, Sir Ian McKellen reprises his role of Gandalf the wizard to offer pupils an exam tip.
A new report claims that the government will fail to meet its child poverty reduction targets by 2020.
The UK risks being "permanently divided" between rich and poor unless more is done to boost social mobility, says Alan Milburn, the government's anti-poverty tsar.
How can the rich-poor gap be closed?
The Boarding Schools Association has issued guidance on Ebola after some heads asked how to deal with students returning from affected countries.
Two Strathclyde University students diagnosed with meningitis are said to be stable and showing signs of recovery in hospital.
Extra funding designed to boost sport in primary schools could be used to tackle childhood obesity, says Ofsted.
Groups offering mental health support to children and young people will be able to apply for government top-up grants, say ministers.
Five-year-old boys lag behind girls in reading, writing and maths, official statistics suggest.
Inspectors failed almost a third of further education colleges offering higher education courses that were checked this year.