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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.
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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.
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‘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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VIDEO: Wales rejects planned changes to GCSEs

The UK’s exam system faces greater fragmentation – with the Welsh government formally rejecting changes planned for GCSEs in England
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Major changes to A-levels planned

Changes to A-levels in England will reduce the number of exams taken by sixth formers and make the qualification more rigorous, the education secretary announces.
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Review of school dinners planned

Two founders of a restaurant chain have been asked to carry out a review of school food in England.
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