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Young environmentalists are to become champions for climate change as the government attempts to involve England's youth in the battle against carbon emissions.

A scheme to help young people in their transition from school to university will be launched in Sheffield this autumn.

A key plank of Conservative education policy has been called into question after a study found that disadvantaged children who attend schools that follow a setting system are being put in lower sets, regardless of their previous grades.

Local authorities look unlikely to have met the target to offer all young people a place in training or further education by the end of September, Connexions service chiefs have warned.

Academies still snub special needs

By Nancy Rowntree |

02 October 2007

Academies are still refusing to admit children with special educational needs (SEN), a leading education barrister has said.

I would most definitely make PE a lot more important for pupils and not let them opt out of the subject.

This European Commission document raises a series of issues that are deemed to be crucial for schools in Europe. These include key competences, social inclusion and the role of teachers.

Health visitor pledge welcomed

By Cathy Wallace |

02 October 2007

Unions have welcomed Health Secretary Alan Johnson's announcement at the recent Labour Party conference that more health visitors and midwives are on the cards.

Big Brother-style pod is a hit in Rotherham schools

By Sarah Cooper |

25 September 2007

Two primary schools in Rotherham have been using a Big Brother-style diary room to celebrate pupils' good behaviour.

Co-location 'a threat to centres'

By Cathy Wallace |

25 September 2007

Children's centres could see their interests sidelined if they are co-located with extended schools and share a governing board, a children's centre manager has warned.