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Teachers will back a major escalation of their strike action over Education Secretary Michael Gove's school reforms by threatening further nationwide walkouts from schools in the summer term.

The study says more than one in four pupils on free school meals had to ditch subjects like art, music, photography and textiles because of the cost of equipment

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Pupils in state schools are having to ditch arts subjects at GCSE because they can no longer afford the cost of studying for them, a second report on the impact of poverty in the classroom has said.

A survey concluded that the educational opportunities for thousands of children were being blighted by the impact of the Government's social and economic policies

A quarter of teachers bring food into school to help hungry pupils

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Labour's Shadow Education Secretary Tristram Hunt will praise the city council for launching its own investigation into the allegations

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The controversy over an alleged takeover of Birmingham schools by Islamic hardliners pinpoints the needs for more local scrutiny of schools, Labour's Shadow Education Secretary Tristram Hunt will say on Saturday.

Much of the colleges’ land is off-limits to locals in Cambridge, with tight security

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Chloe Hamilton returned to the city of her childhood to find out whether the classics professor was right to despair at the gulf between town and gown

The National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers today reveals its members have clocked up £20.6 million worth of compensation deals in the past year

Teachers claim record £40m in compensation payments, figures reveal

Record compensation payments totalling around £40 million have been paid out to teachers in the past year as a result of a spate of accidents in schools and botched attempts to fire teachers.

Muslim men pray at the East London Mosque

Exam schedule needs to change to take account of Ramadan, say teachers

Teachers' leaders are calling for a review of the GCSE and A-level exam schedule next year to help Muslim students cope with a clash between it and Ramadan.

Disadvantaged schools are 'career suicide' for headteachers

Heads who take on jobs running tough disadvantaged schools risk "committing career suicide", a teachers' leader has warned.

Tens of thousands of children have missed out on their first-choice school this year

Crisis in primary places as one in seven children fail to win admission to their first choice school

Teachers' leaders warned of a crisis in primary school places on a day when thousands of parents had to face up to the disappointment of not getting their child into their first-choice school.

Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Education

Teachers accuse Michael Gove of ruining England's school system with 'corporate greed'

Education Secretary Michael Gove is allowing England's state school system to be destroyed by "corporate greed" through his controversial free schools and academies programme, teachers claimed yesterday.

One in three bullying victims said their treatment was as a result of prejudice

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One in 10 teenagers bullied at school have attempted to commit suicide, according to research published today. In addition, a further 30 per cent go on to self-harm.

Parents believe they stand a better chance of getting a place at their preferred primary school if they enrol their child in its nursery

Primary school places: Compulsory school age at risk of becoming two as parents race for best performing primary education, warns report

An unofficial compulsory school starting age of two has been introduced around the country as desperate parents try to get their children into the best performing primary schools, says a report out today.

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The survey of more than 1,300 teachers revealed growing numbers of parents putting the need to work ahead of spending quality time with their children

Young children left at school 10 hours a day, warn teachers

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25 schools are now being investigated in relation to allegations resulting from Operation Trojan Horse

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