Education News Round-Up July 6th

New students ‘unprepared for university’
Young people heading for university need much better preparation for what they can expect, say researchers.

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Corbyn and Greening clash on skills gap
Jeremy Corbyn has called for a major investment in skills to tackle a “lost decade” in which there had been an “explosion” of low-paid, insecure jobs.

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Primary tests: Two-fifths fail to meet standard
Two-fifths (39%) of primary school pupils in England have failed to meet the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics, figures show.

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‘Government under-spends sixth-form budget by £200m’
The government has under-spent its sixth-form education budget by £200m this year, analysis of figures from a written ministerial answer suggests.

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