Education News Round-Up February 23rd

Schools funding system ‘must be fairer’
The key group pushing for a fairer funding system in England’s schools says government plans for a funding shake-up need to be rethought.

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‘More spent on free schools as older buildings deteriorate’
The government has pledged billions for new free schools while existing school buildings in England are deteriorating, says the official spending watchdog.

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Teacher shortage getting worse, say MPs
The government is failing to take adequate measures to tackle “significant teacher shortages” in England, a committee of MPs has said.

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Big city schools hit in funding shake-up
The biggest shake-up of school funding in England for decades will see less money for big cities such as London, Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham and bigger budgets for schools in the suburbs and shires.

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