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post 27 February 2015
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Dancing to the tune of a tuition fee cut

Even sceptics acknowledge that reaction they've seen among young voters to the tuition fee reduction announcement is stunning.

post 27 February 2015
Read more on FactCheck FactCheck: will Labour's tuition fees cut help the poorest students?

Labour says its plans to cut tuition fees will make the system "more progressive". Others says poor students will be worse off. Who's right?

post 27 February 2015
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Labour's 400 maintenance grant sweetener

As well as cutting tuition fees by a third, a Labour government would give students an extra 400 a year for their maintenance grant.

article 17 February 2015 UK
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Cameron: Neets must do unpaid work for benefits

Young people out of work, education or training for more than six months could be made to do unpaid community work to get their benefits, Prime Minister David Cameron says.

video 02 February 2015 UK

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Have academy schools been a success? - video

The Conservatives promise to turn thousands more schools into academies. But how many have been success stories so far? This debate looks set to become a key election battleground.

video 02 February 2015 UK

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Labour and the Tories draw the battle lines over education

Shadow education secretary Tristram Hunt says people "will be shocked" that the Tories "would cut schools budget". Schools minister Nick Gibb says he "doesn't understand" why Hunt opposes academies.

article 02 February 2015 UK
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Cameron: spending per pupil will not rise in real terms

David Cameron says spending per pupil in England will rise in cash terms if the Conservatives win the next election, but will not keep up with inflation.

video 01 February 2015 UK

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Have Gove's education measures been 'watered down?' - video

Cathy Newman tests education minister Nick Gibb on his numeracy, after Nicky Morgan proposed new measures for schoolchildren. He denies that plans for more rigorous testing have been "watered down".

article 29 January 2015 UK
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League tables show poor performance - but does it matter?

Changes made to exams mean schools are tripped up as they try to achieve a decent league table position, headteachers warn, as the number of secondaries considered under-performing doubles in a year.