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Drop in teacher training recruits revealed
Head teachers' leaders say the reduction in numbers will deepen the teacher recruitment crisis.

Warning over segregation in England's schools
Thousands of state schools in England are segregated along ethnic or social grounds, research finds.

Head teachers to get 3.5m support scheme
Head teachers are to be offered a new package of training support as part of a 3.5m Scottish government scheme.

School governors point to 'diabolical' budget squeeze
School governors label budget squeeze 'diabolical', as new funding formula is considered in England.

Teachers' unions merge to make super-union
The merged NUT and ATL will be called the National Education Union and will have nearly 500,000 members.

PMQs: May gets personal with Corbyn over grammar schools
Theresa May attacks Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn for sending his son to a grammar school.

Heads increase pressure over school funding
Head teachers from 3,000 schools in England write to the government over schools' funding squeeze.

Body cams for teachers cannot be dismissed, union says
The idea of teachers wearing body cameras in a bid to cut violence cannot be dismissed, a union says.

Best friends become first to co-parent in Canada
Two best friends make legal history in Canada by becoming the first to co-parent.

Pupils need internet lessons to thrive online, say Lords
Online risks, responsibilities and acceptable digital behaviour "should be mandatory in all schools".

Funds crisis pushes more children into care - report
An MPs' committee finds more children are ending up in care as councils struggle to intervene earlier.

Northern Education Trust academies criticised by watchdog
The Northern Education Trust says the Ofsted report does not take into account recent changes.

Best schools add 18,600 to average house price
Living near the best performing schools can put 8% on to the value of the average home.

'Lack of money' prompts care firms to end council contracts
Care companies say the amount local authorities pay is not enough to cover wages and other costs.

Modern mothers 'watched and judged', say researchers
Intrusive "policing" of lifestyle choices begins in pregnancy, say researchers.


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