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Homework ban proposed by councillors in Swedish city of Hallstahammar

Children in Hallstahammar may soon see the back of home study

Of England's 93 sixth form colleges, more than one in three have already had to axe their language courses

Exclusive: Sixth-form colleges face closure because of deep budget cuts, with courses in languages, maths and science also being chopped

Sixth form colleges are under threat with several facing closure this year because of deep cuts to their budgets, claims a new study by the Sixth Form Colleges’ Association (SFCA). A survey of England’s 93 sixth form colleges reveals that more than one in three colleges have already had to axe their language courses – while more than one in five have scrapped courses in the Stem science and maths subjects.

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Children as young as five to be taught entrepreneurial skills - and how to make a profit

Primary school children as young as five will be taught how to be entrepreneurial, under radical new government plans being unveiled this week.

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The Liberal Democrats are calling for every state school to follow the national curriculum and employ properly qualified teachers

Lib Dems in call for all state teachers to be qualified

Tensions in the Coalition over education will erupt again today when the Liberal Democrats call for every state school to follow the national curriculum and employ properly qualified teachers.

Harriet Harman has expressed her “deep concern” following news that music had been banned at one of the schools

Trojan Horse schools: Harriet Harman calls on Government to protect music lessons

Harriet Harman has called on Culture Secretary Sajid Javid to intervene over schools at the centre of the “Trojan Horse” row dropping music from the curriculum, and called for a wider investigation into the issue.

The data shows that the number of “unlawfully” large infant classes has doubled in the last 12 months alone

Nearly 100,000 children being taught in classes of over 30

The number of primary school children being taught in oversized classes of more than 30 pupils has dramatically increased in the last year, new figures reveal.

Laisterdyke Business and Enterprise College in Bradford. Image: Betty Longbottom

Trojan Horse row: Teachers suspended for refusing to impose strict Islamic model

Governing body at Bradford college removed after employing Trojan Horse ‘ringleader’ as adviser

New Church of England schools to adopt 'open admissions' policy

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The committee found the Department for Education did not have a proper vetting process in place to determine whether trustees were “fit or proper” to run schools

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Trojan Horse, outside the school gates: 'When I go to college people are going to say: Is he carrying a bomb?'

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Trojan Horse schools: 'British values' must be promoted in the classroom, says Michael Gove

Ofsted finds 'culture of fear and intimidation'

Michael Gove

Failing 'Trojan Horse' schools threaten Ofsted with legal action

Three of the schools declared failing as a result of the Birmingham “Trojan Horse” investigation today rejected the findings and warned they would take legal action to declare the verdict null and void.

Michael Gove has asked the chief inspector of schools, Sir Michael Wilshaw, to look into the practicalities of making all schools subject to the possibility of no-notice inspections by Ofsted

Trojan Horse schools 'tried to fool inspectors', Ofsted report reveals

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