Lauren Child says it is "harder for girls to be equal" as she is named the new Children's Laureate.
Only a third of students think their university courses are good value for money.
A 13-year-old's score of 161 pips the renowned scientist's by one.
Maths teacher Azam Zia charged pupils between £15 and £20 to attend the unauthorised weekend sessions.
Head teachers are urged to review planned school trips in the wake of recent terror attacks.
Unesco is warning that a funding gap will mean global promises on education are likely to be missed.
A dustbin man in Colombia has built a free library of more than 20,000 books rescued from rubbish.
Racial slurs and jokes about sexual abuse were being shared in a Facebook group for new entrants.
Keane Wallis-Bennett, 12, died following the accident at the Edinburgh school in April 2014.
The head teacher post on the remote Scottish island of Foula has a salary of £49,000.