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    Tory majority means ‘no rowing back’ on planned education reforms

    Now that the Conservatives have an overall majority, Education Secretary Nicky Morgan can be confident of delivering on the pledge she has made that there will be “no rowing back” on the Government’s reform agenda for schools during the lifetime of this Parliament.










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    Michael Gove’s planned shake-up of A-levels ‘will cost teachers their jobs’

    Education Secretary Michael Gove’s planned shake-up of A-levels will lead to teachers being made redundant, a conference has heard.



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    Broader history A-level planned

    The rise of Islam and pre-colonial African kingdoms are among topics on offer in a draft new history A-level, due to be introduced next year.
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    Too far, too fast: Free schools are costing twice as much as planned

    Michael Gove’s free schools cost twice as much to build as the Government originally estimated and are failing to tackle the shortage of classroom places in many parts of the country, a damning report by the public spending watchdog will say today.


        








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    Too far, too fast: Free schools are costing £1.1bn – twice as much as planned

    Michael Gove’s free schools cost twice as much to build as the Government originally estimated and are failing to tackle the shortage of classroom places in many parts of the country, a damning report by the public spending watchdog will say today.


        

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    Teachers suspend planned strike

    A planned strike by teachers in England before Christmas is suspended after ministers agree to meet unions.
    BBC News – Education & Family

    Principal to quit role in ‘planned change’ just days after Birmingham Metropolitan College forced into U-turn over Muslim veil ban

    The principal of a college which reversed a move to ban female Muslim students from wearing the veil after an out-cry is to step down.


        








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    Scaled down: State boarding school planned in countryside for inner-city pupils drops sixth form for now

    Plans for a state boarding school for inner-city pupils in the heart of the Sussex countryside are being scaled down.

        




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    Labour ‘to review planned schools’

    Shadow education secretary Stephen Twigg says a Labour government would review the plans for 180 more free schools to open in the year after the next election.
    BBC News – Education & Family

    ‘Sheer scale of prescription’ under Michael Gove’s planned new curriculum will turn pupils off science lessons, warn business leaders

    Business leaders have thrown their weight behind critics of Education Secretary Michael Gove’s planned new curriculum by warning the “sheer scale of prescription” will turn pupils off science lessons.

        




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