Education News Round-Up March 2nd

Families ‘struggle to get first-place secondary school’
Parents in many parts of England are finding it harder to get their child into a secondary school they want, analysis of government data suggests.

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Sugary drinks levy will earn schools £415m
The levy on sugary drinks will provide £415m for sports and healthy eating in England’s schools, says Education Secretary Justine Greening.

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£14,000 tuition fees plan for two-year degree courses
Universities in England will be able to charge more than £14,000 per year for a fast-track two year degree, under plans from the government.

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Let councils run academy chains, say MPs
Local authorities in England should be able to form their own academy chains, MPs have said.

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