Education News Round-Up April 5th

Children’s centre closures may be as high as 1,000, says study
As many as 1,000 Sure Start children’s centres in England may have closed since August 2009, research for the Sutton Trust suggests.

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Special needs cash shortfall ‘leaves thousands of pupils unplaced’
A shortage of special needs funding means growing numbers of children are being left without suitable school places, a teachers’ leader has warned.

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Child poverty: Pale and hungry pupils ‘fill pockets with school food’
Malnourished pupils with grey skin are “filling their pockets” with food from school canteens in poor areas due to poverty, head teachers say.

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