Failing Blaenau Gwent schools remain a concern, inspectors say
16 May 2013 Last updated at 14:48 BST
Services for children and young people in Blaenau Gwent are still "unacceptable", according to education watchdog Estyn.
A Welsh government commissioner remains in charge of education in the county, which has been in special measures since 2011.
Education Minister Leighton Andrews said there had been some improvements but "significant challenges" remain.
Blaenau Gwent council said it has had "limited time" to deliver progress.
Gwent valleys reporter Paul Heaney reports.