Quick links to regional news

39 Darlington school heads send letters to parents urging them to lobby Government over education cash crisis (Northern Echo)
Budding reporters work for the BBC (NE Connected)
Students offered a glimpse of the future (NE Connected)
Darlington headteachers unite to issue cash crisis alert (Darlington & Stockton News)
Pupils experience the appliance of science (NE Connected)
Students engineer brighter future thanks to German exchange (NE Connected)

County Durham village primary schools secures place in country’s top one per cent (Northern Echo)
Durham schools and academies given national recognition (NE Connected)
Durham County Council appoints new directors in public health and children’s services (Darlington & Stockton News)
Barnard Castle School installs new clock (Darlington & Stockton News)

College inspires budding female engineers (Gateshead College News)

Story of Hartlepool’s diverse past to be celebrated (Hartlepool Mail)
Hartlepool primary school equipped with defibrillator to save lives (Hartlepool Mail)

Photography Students Help to Bridge the Generation Gap with Campaign to Tackle Loneliness in Middlesbrough (NE Connected)
Man charged with firearms offences following police operation near Middlesbrough primary school (Northern Echo)

These primary school children are well on their way to becoming ‘word millionaires’ (ChronicleLive)

North Tyneside
Memorial tree for John Spence High School pupil who died on the way from school moved to new home (ChronicleLive)

Preferred bidder announced for new schools and leisure centre in Ponteland (NE Connected)
Dear parents: Could you please donate cash to your child’s school? Schools’ bid to beat cuts (ChronicleLive)
What next for Ponteland High School as council backs plan for new school on leisure centre site? (ChronicleLive)
Mum’s misery after daughter misses out on vital school place by just weeks (ChronicleLive)
A feathered friend helps to launch entries for LOVE Awards 2017 (NE Connected)

Redcar & Cleveland
Art and design college to open its doors to future talent (Hartlepool Mail)

South Tyneside
New scheme gives students a love of reading (NE Connected)
Pupils help cut congestion at school (Shields Gazette)
Job security tops South Shields college merger plan concerns (Shields Gazette)
Pupils at a South Tyneside school tuck into meals from across the globe (Shields Gazette)
Pupils at South Shields school are just quality (Shields Gazette)

Egglescliffe School explorers head for Himalayas to help quake-hit communities (Northern Echo)
Teesside High students scoop two national Science awards (NE Connected)

Sunderland puts world class photos on display (Sunderland Echo)
Sunderland nursery celebrated gaining top marks (Sunderland Echo)

Northern Education Trust academies criticised by watchdog (BBC News)
Northern Education Trust responds to latest Ofsted judgement
Careers Scheme Hailed a Resounding Success (NE Connected)