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Schools minister Jim Knight says it is an exciting time for education
Key skills and experience at heart of new diplomas

Everyone studying the new vocational diplomas would take English, maths and IT modules as well doing work experience in their chosen subjects, it has been revealed. The government has today published the first details of how the diplomas available as an alternative to GCSEs and A-levels from 2008 would be introduced in practice. Five courses… Read more »

PWC publishes its third report into the city academy programme
City academies get mixed results

City academies are producing better results than similar schools and are proving so popular that there are three applications for every place, new research finds. Education secretary Alan Johnson welcomed the new application figures and the latest evaluation report from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) as proof that the semi-independent state schools were working. But the financial firm’s… Read more »