With one in three local councils set to have a shortage of places in secondary schools within five years, councillors are calling for urgent action.
- Council borrows for school expansion
- School place crunch in half of areas
- Urgent need for 250,000 pupil places
Children who are struggling with literacy are being encouraged to read to dogs to help build up their confidence with books.
Big businesses should make a commitment to give at least 20% of philanthropic spending to education projects, according to an international campaign.
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