Gove is politicising education say Lib Dems

Gove is politicising education say Lib Dems Schools minister David Laws attacks boss after removal of Labour’s Sally Morgan as chair of schools inspectorate Ofsted.
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Schools forced to end single-supplier contracts in bid to cut cost of uniform

Schools forced to end single-supplier contracts in bid to cut cost of uniform British families could save £52m with end to overpriced clothes, Lib Dem education minister tells party conference. Meanwhile, leader Nick Clegg says party has stood up to Tories on jobs.
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David Laws vetoes plan to force schools to check immigrant status of pupils

Liberal Democrat schools minister tells Michael Gove, the education secretary, the proposal is a ‘non-flyer’A proposal to require schools to check on the immigration status of their pupils has been shelved after the Liberal Democrat schools minister David Laws decided the idea would be bureaucratic and difficult to implement.In a sign of the Lib Dems’ […]
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Why local solutions can solve schools’ problems

The new schools minister, once a proponent of local accountability for schools, seems to have reverted to teacher-bashing, says Fiona MillarOne of last month’s low points was surely David Laws’s “bash the teachers” moment. The new schools minister’s most noteworthy comment since returning to government was the claim that pupils are routinely discouraged from reaching […]
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Tension and excitement for Gove protege’s debut | Simon Hoggart’s sketch

Matthew Hancock, a new education minister, doesn’t just speak at the dispatch box; he emotesMatthew Hancock is the young (well, 34) protege of George Osborne, and he has just been made an education minister. Mr Hancock is famously ambitious and, as most openly ambitious people find, his colleagues are waiting, lurking, and hoping for him […]
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Not everyone finds the idea of ‘elite universities’ appealing | Deborah Orr

The political comeback of David Laws is on, but the new junior education minister doesn’t appear to be any wiserGood to see the speedy rehabilitation of David Laws is already paying dividends. When the high-profile Lib Dem became chief secretary to the Treasury, as part of the coalition agreement, he declared it to have been the […]
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David Laws: teachers are failing pupils

Liberal Democrat education minister says too many children are told good universities and successful careers are beyond themDavid Laws has accused teachers of hindering social mobility by failing to encourage children to “reach for the stars”.The Liberal Democrat education minister blamed school staff and careers advisers for the “depressingly low expectations” of many young people. […]
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Government considering capital spending to inject growth into economy

Chancellor could announce change in direction in December’s autumn statement – but it will be more Plan A+ than Plan BA substantive reversal of capital spending cuts is being examined by coalition ministers in the run up to the chancellor’s autumn statement as part of an effort to inject growth into the economy before the […]
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Pupil premium to rise from £619 to £900 in 2014

Schools minister, David Laws, to tell Lib Dem conference party has met commitment to spend £2.5bn on premium in 2014-15David Laws, the new Liberal Democrat schools minister, will announce on Saturday that the pupil premium paid to schools for every child they take from a disadvantaged background will rise from the current £619 a pupil […]
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