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COMMONS CHAMBER 11.30am: Treasury questions (topicals at 12.15pm) Main business Ten minute rule motion: Business of the House Commission Bill (Peter Bone, Con, Wellingborough) Pension Schemes Bill: Second reading Draft Copyrig... Continue to article
David Lammy, MP for Tottenham, has become the latest Labour MP to suggest applying all-minority ethnic shortlists to future parliamentary selections in order to increase representation for black and m... Continue to article
Labour leader Ed Miliband (09.45) speaks at the Sutton Trust/Pearson summit in London on higher education where he is expected to announce Labour's plans for vocational education. Skills minister Matthew Hancock (14.00) and education commit... Continue to article
David Lammy said that the portrayal of young black men in this country was “relentlessly negative, usually associated with violence and criminality”. “We know that there are lots of young black children growing up in our major cities. Sa... Continue to article
The Tottenham school at the centre of a battle between Michael Gove and local MP David Lammy has been placed in special measures following a recent OFSTED inspection.
The poor performance of Downhills School may be seen as an endorsement of the Education Secretary's plan to convert the primary school to academy status, over vigorous protests from Mr Lammy.
Less than 5% of students at the UK's 20 leading universities come from neighbourhoods that traditionally see few children go to university, official figures have shown.
More than 1,300 primary schools are failing to reach the required standards of teaching basic levels of English and maths, figures released yesterday show. The league tables show that 1,310 fall short of the required levels, while around 150 have been below the "floor standard" for five years. The revelation comes as Labour MP David Lammy accused the education secretary, Michael Gove, of an "undemocratic and aggressive" attempt to overhaul the management of the primary school he attended as a child.
An official review is expected the declare that universities should be able to put up to undergraduate fees to up to £14,000 a year for science courses. A report by Lord Browne, expected to be published in Autumn, is expected to favour allowing fees to rise above inflation for several years.
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