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Today the UK and China will agree an action plan to strengthen their relationship on education cooperation.At today’s Summit, senior representatives from China and the UK’s education sectors will develop and agree a new three year action plan to forge stronger links in higher education, vocational education and skills training, schools and language teaching

Skills Minister John Hayes today unveils an upgraded and improved standard to underpin the new National Careers Service. The Matrix Standard will promote effective delivery of information, advice and guidance to millions of people through the new National Careers Service, which launches next April

The Government has announced today that 20 pathfinders, covering 31 local authorities and their Primary Care Trust (PCT) partners, will test out the main proposals in the SEN and disabilities Green Paper


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Nineteen service providers have been selected to run National Citizen Service (NCS) pilots in 2012.  Making the announcement , Nick Hurd, Minister for Civil Society said that up to 30,000 16-year-olds would have the chance to benefit from the scheme next year, a three-fold increase on the number of places in 2011


More children will have the opportunity of a great education as record numbers of weak schools are turned into academies this year


The English Baccalaureate should not have been introduced before the National Curriculum Review was completed, according to a cross-party group of MPs (July 28th)


Different areas of the same cities and counties in Britain have huge disparities in educational achievement, warns new analysis released today (July 22nd)


The Government has welcomed Simon Hughes’s report on improving access to education, which was published today (July 21st)


The Department for Education today announced that only the highest quality qualifications will be included in new, transparent school league tables (July 20th)


The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Education has today raised concerns that the coalition Government’s focus on phonics will contribute to a decline in literacy standards (July 7th)


An Ofsted report on economics, business and enterprise education has found that some students achieving good results on vocational business courses are failing to develop appropriate levels of knowledge, understanding and higher level skills (June 8th)


Service children who face regular moves from home and school can suffer high levels of anxiety and stress, especially when their parents deploy to armed conflicts overseas, according to an Ofsted report launched today (May 20th)


NIACE's annual survey of current and recent adult participation in learning is bad news for anyone over the age of 25 trying to improve their prospects through learning, especially men, older people, the least skilled and those outside the labour market (May 13th)

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