Sunderland wins award for students accommodation

Student housing in Sunderland has scooped awards.

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Whitburn C of E Academy election of head boy and girl. From left vice chair school governor Milda Small, deputy head boy James Warren, head boy Sam Johnston,  principal Alan Hardie, head girl Kayla Wardle, deputy head girl Annisha Attanayake and chair school governor Jean Mulley

New Head Boy and Girl elected at Whitburn school

Four school pupils have been handed an honour by their peers after being elected to represent them.

Pupils from St Mary's with the Snowdog

Superman snowdog to go walkies in the air for North East arts trail

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s a super Snowdog.

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Teachers say they are striking for pupils not pay

Teachers say they are striking for pupils not pay

Union officials say they are taking stike action for the sake of pupils and not for pay.

Durham University.

North East university staff to disrupt open days as they strike over pay and conditions

Staff at North East universities will walk out during open days this week in a dispute over pay and conditions.

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Four-year-old Daniel Grey, front, leads the way at Seaham Harbour Nursery School annual fancy dress toddle

Seaham nursery youngsters hit the road for charity

Toddling children donned fancy dress to raise hundreds of pounds for disadvantaged youngsters.

New signs being put outside County Durham schools.

New moves to reduce speeding cars outside schools

Children should be safer outside eight more County Durham schools following moves to reduce the speed of passing motorists.
Olympic athlete Laura Weightman and Team GB legend Darren Campbell at the Nissan Olympic-themed games at Newbottle Primary Academy.

Olympic games come to Sunderland

Car giant Nissan helped Wearside stage its own version of the Olympic Games at a city school.
Sir Peter Bazalgette

Wearside university set to honour some of the country's leading lights

The University of Sunderland will be honouring some of the leading lights in the arts, health, culture and industry at graduation ceremonies this year.

Head teacher Sue Stokoe and lead member Coun Joan Atkinson celebrate the news with staff and children.

Innovative Boldon nursery named School of the Year at national awards

Staff and pupils at Boldon Nursery are celebrating after it was named School of the Year in a national awards scheme.

Stock picture of a classroom.

Don’t punish parents! Your views on fining families for term-time holidays

Parents should not be fined for taking their children out of school on holidays, according to many Echo readers.

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Staff at the Grease-themed event for cancer charity.

Grease is the word for charity fund-raisers

Staff and students at a Sunderland school donned their pink ladies jackets to raise cash for charity.

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Coun Robert Oliver near Sunderland Magistrates Court.

Nine Sunderland parents prosecuted and 100 given fines for keeping children off school

A total of nine Sunderland parents have been prosecuted and more than 100 issued with penalties for failing to send their children to school in the past two years.

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University of Sunderland's St Peter's Campus

Sunderland University chiefs criticised for attending awards night in same week 130 possible job losses are announced

Management figures at Sunderland University have been criticised by workers for attending an awards night in the same week as the institution announced plans to make multimillion-pound cuts.

Visit by the King and Queen of Leshoto to the  Venerable Bede CofE scondary school in Sunderland
Picture by Jane Coltman

Pupils rub shoulders with royalty as king and queen of Lesotho visit Sunderland

Children at a Wearside school had the chance meet royalty when a king and queen paid them a visit.

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The University of Sunderland.

Uni bosses reassure students following the EU referendum leave result

Bosses at the University of Sunderland say it is business as usual for students following the EU leave vote.

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Alex Peel, Faye Alexanders, Natasha Butler from  Biddick Academy

Wearside teens are hoping to help save lives

Wearside teenagers are sending ripples through the airwaves, after winning a city-wide competition to help save lives.

The strike is set to take place on July 5. Will this affect you?

Teachers announce strike date over pay and conditions

Teachers in England are to stage a one-day strike over pay and conditions.

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Prof Christine Ennew OBE

A Sunderland academic scoops OBE for services to higher education

A Sunderland-born academic is celebrating being awarded an OBE for services to higher education.

Peter Jordy Cernik with his award in New York.

A brush with death leads to a national award

A dad’s brush with death has led him to clinch an international award.

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