Some key headlines from the world of education from the last week:

Survey looks into how Holocaust is taught: The first large scale national survey of how the Holocaust is taught in England’s secondary schools is being launched by the Institute of Education.

More than 4,000 children under five excluded from school: Children as young as two are being excluded from their nursery schools for assaulting fellow toddlers and even the adults in charge of them.

‘One third’ of teachers back lessons in creationism: Nearly one in three teachers believes creationism should be given the same status as evolution in the classroom, according to a poll of more than 1,000 teachers.

School admission complaints increase: Complaints over the awarding of school places have rocketed in the last year, official figures showed.

Exclusions expose scale of underage drinking: Tens of thousands of pupils are being excluded from school for drinking, according to new research which undermines the government’s claims that its efforts to curb alcohol-related antisocial behaviour are working.

344 schoolchildren a day ‘suspended for violence’: An average of 344 children a day are suspended from English schools for violence against other pupils.

Jewish school told to admit other faiths: A high-performing Jewish school was told that it must offer places to children from other faiths.

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