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Many pupils will be left without teachers today
Striking teachers to close thousands of schools

Teachers are going on strike today for the first time in 21 years. The National Union of Teachers (NUT) is holding the one-day industrial action in protest against the three-year pay package agreed by the government in January this year. Teachers will receive a 2.45 per cent pay rise from September 2008 followed by increases… Read more »

MPs' committee says it is unclear which department is responsible for children's issues
MPs: Clarity needed in departments’ responsibilities

MPs have called for it to be made clear which department is responsible for specific children’s and educational issues. A report from the children, schools and families select committee says greater clarity is needed to address challenges resulting from joint working between various parts of government on issues relating to children. It says the newly-created… Read more »