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post 16 June 2015
Read more on FactCheck FactCheck: should we scrap private schools?

Do you have to be posh to get to the top in modern Britain? Or is a private education a waste of money? FactCheck looks at the evidence...

post 13 March 2015
Read more on FactCheck FactCheck: do the Conservatives give young people the best start?

The Conservatives are urging their supporters to "share the facts" about the party's achievements in government. Should that be "share the fiction?"

article 20 February 2015 UK
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World renowned music teacher jailed for raping students

A recorder teacher at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, one of Britain's leading arts schools, is jailed for 11 years for raping and indecently assaulting young female pupils during lessons.

article 19 February 2015 UK
Prime Minister David Cameron with nursery school children (Reuters)
Childcare costs rise 33 per cent in this parliament

The cost of a part-time nursery place for a child under two goes over 6,000 a year for the first time, according to research by the Family and Childcare Trust.

article 17 February 2015 UK
MPs call for sex education to be made compulsory in English state schools. What happens now and how does this compare with other countries? (Getty)
Sex education: how it is taught here and abroad

MPs want sex education to be made compulsory in English state schools. What happens now - and how does this compare with other countries?

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.

post 02 February 2015
Read more on FactCheck FactCheck: the truth about education cuts

The Conservatives say they are protecting the schools budget. Critics say there will a real-terms cut under the Tories. FactCheck checks the arithmetic.

article 02 February 2015 UK
David Cameron
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.