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Parents publish tongue-in-cheek school report for Justine Greening

Parents campaigning for better education funding have penned a 'school report' for Justine Greening - and told her she must try harder.

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Schools to receive extra £2.6bn over next two years

The government has announced extra funding for schools of £1.3bn per year over the next two years.

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Jim May with BACA Principal Dylan Davies

New chair of governors for BACA as MP steps down after seven years

The Brighton Aldridge Community Academy (BACA) has announced Jim May as its new chair of governors, succeeding Hove MP Peter Kyle, who has held the role for seven years.
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Poorer children are being left behind when it comes to learning languages

Poorer children are being left behind when it comes to learning languages

The UK has a reputation (rightly or wrongly) for struggling to learn foreign languages. A recent survey showed, for example, that 62% of the population can’t speak any other language apart from English.

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Education funding fight hits Downing Street to protest ‘death by thousand cuts’

Comedian Steve Coogan has accused the government of slowly killing state education with ‘a death by a thousand cuts’.

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One in 10 parents spend £25 on end-of-term gifts for teachers

One in 10 parents spend £25 on end-of-term gifts for teachers

With summer holidays upon us and children bidding farewell to their teachers, a survey has suggested that many parents give expensive gifts as a thank-you to school staff.

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Picture by Tarquin Boyesen. Steve Coogan is supporting Save Our Schools campaigners.

Comedian Coogan supports school funding campaign

Comedian Steve Coogan has added his voice to the ongoing campaign for fairer school funding.
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University makes pledge to 'go greener'

The University of Sussex is on a mission to become one of the greenest universities in the UK, and is working towards cutting its carbon emissions by 45 per cent by 2020.

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New secondary school site revealed - as opening is delayed by one year

A new secondary free school run by a University of Brighton academy trust will be located at the Brighton General Hospital site.
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Hove Town Hall (Photograph: Eddie Mitchell)

Apprenticeship 'myth-busting' event being held at Hove

Brighton and Hove City Council is running an event for those who want to learn more about apprenticeships in Brighton and Hove.

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Students showcase their creations at end of year show

The newly-formed Brighton Metropolitan College (Met) will celebrate the end of the academic year with a showcase of students' work.
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Queens Speech 'raises more questions than answers' for schools

The Queen's Speech raised "more questions than answers" about school funding, according to one headteacher.
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Headteachers call for action over school funding

The government has been called on to respond “quickly and effectively” to ongoing concerns about school funding.

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University opens its doors for community day

Residents across Brighton and Hove to a day of events and activities, as the University of Sussex throws open its doors for its first-ever Sussex Community Festival.

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Katie Price backs the plans by Patcham High

Ex-student Katie Price backs school's plans for new sports hall

Patcham High's designs for a new sports hall and 4G pitch have been backed by one of its famous former pupils.

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PACA celebrated a 'good' rating by Ofsted last year (Photograph: James Pike/jimpix.com)

Two academies in Brighton and Hove consult on staff cuts

The academy trust running two secondary schools in Brighton and Hove is to consult with staff over job cuts.

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Parents, children and teachers gathered to protest cuts to school funding last week, at rallied organised by Save Our Schools

Union to consider action over school funding cuts

A union is to consult its members in Brighton schools over whether to take industrial action in the face of cuts to education funding.

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Protesters gathered at The Level in Brighton to voice their anger at cuts to education budgets

Mass protests against education cuts

School communities across Brighton and Hove took part in a mass protest against education cuts on Friday.

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Brighton boy wins 500 books for school

A Brighton school boy has won a Sussex writing competition, and won 500 books for his school library.

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Professor Michael Davies, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research) at the University of Sussex, current student resident Vita Obeng and David Swarbrick, managing director of Balfour Beatty, break the ground to officially mark the start of construction work on a new student village

Work begins on new student village

A ground-breaking ceremony marked the start of work to triple the amount of student housing at the University of Sussex East Slope site.
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