Research suggests children born to mothers who have low thyroid hormone levels during pregnancy do worse at maths.
IBM and a UK college have created a social network to help staff get a better understanding of their pupils.
Plans that could increase student numbers by 20% have not been adequately funded, a policy analysis report warns.
Gunmen attack a teacher training college in the northern Nigerian city of Kano, with officials saying at least 15 people have been killed.
Checks and balances on how academy chains in England spend large amounts of public money are "too weak", according to research.
Head teachers say that carrying out Ofsted inspections without warning is like treating school staff as "naughty children".
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In the wake of the so-called Trojan Horse allegations, there will be 40 unannounced school inspections in England this month, Ofsted has revealed.
Research suggests three-quarters of British parents want to see payday loan firms banned from advertising to children.