Quick links to regional news

Proposals revealed to close Darlington children’s centre and reduce overall service (Northern Echo)

Ferryhill and Chilton schoolchildren encourage owners to pick up after pets (Northern Echo)

First apprentice for national party firm (NE Connected)

Bright future beckoning for Hartlepool student (Hartlepool Mail)
A reminder of schooldays in Hartlepool (Hartlepool Mail)
Hartlepool students enjoy sweet taste of science (Hartlepool Mail)
Musical students’s debut release on college’s label (Hartlepool Mail)

Principal dismisses rumours school would dock charity fund money if kids misbehaved (GazetteLive)
Pupils at fire-damaged school told they will be taught as normal despite building closures (GazetteLive)
WW2 hero Stanley Hollis inspires students at new Middlesbrough academy (GazetteLive)

Oxford and Cambridge universities beckon for Excelsior students (GazetteLive)

North Tyneside
North Tyneside MP calls for more children to get free school milk (ChronicleLive)

Northumberland National Park centre’s £10k education boost (Northumberland Gazette)
Alnwick students swap school for a taste of university (Northumberland Gazette)
Careers event hailed a success by school and companies alike (Northumberland Gazette)

Redcar & Cleveland
Redcar and Cleveland College take part in 149 mile cycle to raise money for Middlesbrough Powerchair FC (Darlington & Stockton Times)

South Tyneside
South Tyneside to get £2million to improve schools and create more places (Shields Gazette)
Question Time for South Shields MP Emma Lewell-Buck (Shields Gazette)

Stockton Vice Principal is top of the class (NE Connected)
Oak Tree Academy in Stockton given decommissioned bus for use as library (Darlington & Stockton Times)
Exceptional Stockton student just one of 150 UK sixth formers to be chosen for US study place (Northern Echo)
Cattle and Cane singer helps students at St Patrick’s Primary School in Thornaby create song (Northern Echo)

Kids bring ancient history to life (Sunderland Echo)
Read disabled Sunderland youngster’s emotional letter asking for a special school place
MP gives backing to Sunderland nursery amid fears for its future (Sunderland Echo)

How much extra do North East parents have to pay to live near ‘outstanding’ schools? (ChronicleLive)
North East schools to get £68m cash boost but education chiefs say it’s not enough (ChronicleLive)
Quality of new apprenticeship schemes under fire from North MPs (ChronicleLive)