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State school students ‘get better degrees’ than private school pupils with same A-levels

Students who attended state schools are more likely to get top degree passes than former independent school pupils with the same A-level grades, new research shows.












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State schools across England are ‘demanding money from parents’, claims British Humanist Association

Parents are reportedly being pressured to give money to budgets by at least 100 schools across England potentially in violation of the law, according to new research.












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The triumph of the state sector has been exaggerated

At first sight, the story was sensational enough to send shock waves throughout the world of education.












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Oregon becomes the second state in America to offer two years of free college education – including tuition fees and maintenance grants

The state of Oregon looks set to give its high school leavers a gift that would leave most students across England green with envy: two years of free college.












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Ofsted figures show ten areas where less than half of state secondaries are ‘good’ or better

Parents in ten areas of the country are unlikely to find a good state secondary school for their children, according to new figures.










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Report: State schools need wellbeing officers to beat Britain’s health crisis

Every state secondary school should appoint a head of wellbeing to counter a health and fitness crisis amongst today’s schoolchildren, says a report published today.









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Majority of state schools will be forced to make cuts next year

The majority of state schools will be forced to cut their budgets next year despite a Coalition Government promise to maintain spending on education, says a report out today.









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Private schools would have to do more for state school children or lose charity tax breaks, Labour warns

British private schools are perpetuating divisions that “corrode society” and “damage the economy”, the shadow education secretary Tristram Hunt has said, warning that such schools that fail to do more to help children from the state sector could stand to lose millions of pounds in tax breaks under a Labour government.









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State schools missing out on extra money by not asking alumni for donations

State schools are missing out on a £100 cash bonanza because they aren’t asking former pupils to make donations to their schools, says a report out today.









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University of Birmingham-run state school to offer ‘£30,000-a-year standards’ to pupils

Britain’s first state secondary school to be based in a university will open next summer, offering private school-standard education to local students for free.









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