£4bn school funding boost set to be confirmed

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A leaked government document appears to confirm an expected £4bn boost in funding for schools in England.

Details of the cash injection for education, revealed by the BBC at the weekend, have been published by the Guardian newspaper.

It follows warnings by heads and teachers of a worsening funding crisis in schools and colleges.

In the Conservative leadership campaign, Boris Johnson had promised to reverse cuts to school budgets.

Head teachers' leader Geoff Barton said school leaders would "need some convincing that any funding commitment really does address the crisis and isn't simply part of a strategy for a forthcoming general election".

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Schools set for long-awaited cash injection

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Complaints about school funding shortages in England are expected to be addressed soon by the government.

There are suggestions that about £4bn in extra funding, as a one-off, one-year cash injection, could be announced as early as next week.

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If GCSE exams get harder, how can results go up?

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After all the warnings about GCSE exams in England getting harder - how have the results gone up rather than down?

Or more to the point - how have they really remained the same?

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Tuition fees cut expected as Theresa May's legacy

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A review recommending a cut in university tuition fees in England is expected to be published in the next couple of weeks.

A lower fee of about £7,500 is expected to be part of Theresa May's "legacy" plans, ahead of her anticipated departure from No 10.

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Middle classes losing out to ultra-rich

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Middle-class families are seeing their incomes stagnating as they are squeezed by the ultra-rich taking a bigger slice, says an international report from the OECD economics think tank.

The report says the middle classes are being "hollowed out", with declining chances of rising prosperity and growing fears of job insecurity.

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£7,500 tuition fees plan faces Brexit delay

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The review of university tuition fees in England has been caught in a Brexit gridlock - and might be delayed until May or later, according to sources.

The government-commissioned review of student finance is expected to call for a cut in fees, with the figure of £7,500 now being floated.

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Thousand fewer UK students at Oxbridge

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There are more than a thousand fewer UK undergraduate students at Oxford and Cambridge universities than a decade ago, official figures show.

Student figures from the Higher Education Statistics Agency and from the universities show 7% fewer UK undergraduates at Oxford and 5% fewer at Cambridge, compared with 2007-08.

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Justine Greening wanted to scrap tuition fees

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Justine Greening says she had plans to scrap tuition fees, before she lost the job of education secretary a year ago.

She says she wanted a graduate contribution scheme to fund England's universities where "you wouldn't have a loan, you wouldn't have tuition fees".

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Tuition fees heading down in 2019?

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If the education secretary and universities minister are looking across the snowy pages of next year's diary, there will be one date they'll already be thinking about.

The recommendations from the review of tuition fees and university funding in England are going to land on their desks, most probably in January or February.

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University 'forced out' from Budapest

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A university in Hungary now formally accepts that it "has been forced out" from its Budapest base - after a weekend deadline to reach a deal with the government passed without any last-minute agreement.

"We can no longer operate as a free institution in the city and country we call home," said the president of the Central European University (CEU), Michael Ignatieff.

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