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Lord Baker to announce plans to open 25 ‘career colleges’ in push to train 14 to 19-year-olds

Dozens of “career colleges” – giving teenagers a taste of the world of work from the age of 14 – are to be opened across the country.












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Black academic claims he was denied university job over his plans to ‘put white hegemony under the microscope’

A black academic has claimed he was denied a permanent job at a British university because his plans to “put white hegemony under the microscope” were considered too much of a challenge to white-dominated academia.










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Education Secretary unveils plans to extend the number of academies and free schools

Superheads will be sent to turn around failing and “coasting” schools under powers to be introduced in the Queen’s Speech on 27 May, the Education Secretary Nicky Morgan will announce.










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School faces backlash after announcing plans to ban girls from wearing skirts

A school that announced plans to ban girls from wearing skirts because it makes male teachers feel “uncomfortable” has faced a backlash from hundreds of furious parents and pupils.










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General Election 2015: Failing primary school children face more resits under Tory plans

Any child who fails English and maths tests at 11 will be forced to repeat them in secondary school, under Conservative plans to improve literacy and numeracy.










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Plans drawn up for Britain’s first lesbian and gay school

The UK’s first specialist state school for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) pupils could be created with three years, according to a report.









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MPs bridle at plans to make universities monitor ‘extremism’

New anti-terror laws requiring universities to tackle extremism on campus threaten to stifle freedom of expression, the Government has been warned by MPs and peers.









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A-level plans may hinder disadvantaged pupils’ hopes

Disadvantaged pupils may find their chances of a place at top universities such as Cambridge scuppered by the Government’s A-level reforms, the university’s head of recruitment warns.









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British values teaching plans are too narrow, says Church

The Christian commandment to “love your neighbour” should be included in the “British values” taught to schoolchildren, the Church of England has suggested – warning against making them a narrow test of patriotism.









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David Cameron plans new powers to replace poor headteachers and governors

Sweeping powers will be given to government-appointed officials to remove governors and headteachers in failing schools if the Conservatives win the next election.









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