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  1. Hannah Richardson

    BBC News Education Reporter in Birmingham

    Stressed out boy

    Hannah Richardson

    BBC News Education Reporter in Birmingham

    Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says he would scrap national Sats tests in primary schools in England.

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  2. Temporary homes to be built to help ease homelessness

    Temporary modular homes are to be built in London to help homeless families in the city.

    There are currently more than 54,000 homeless households living in "temporary accommodation" in London – more than four-fifths of whom are families with children, according to the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan.

    Currently, "temporary accommodation" typically means privately rented flats, but can also include B&Bs and hostels. It is often expensive and can force families to move from their local area.

    Now, local councils have joined up with the mayor who has put forward £11m to build modular two-three bedroom homes which are constructed off-site and then placed temporarily on land that is unused and awaiting development.

    The funding will deliver up to 200 affordable homes to rent on sites across London.

    Houses in Muswell Hill

    “The rise in homelessness in recent years is a national disgrace", said Mr Khan.

    "I’m pleased to support this new initiative that makes use of modular construction and temporarily vacant sites to help ease some of that pressure and make a real difference to the families involved.”

    Councillor Darren Rodwell, London Councils’ executive member for Housing & Planning, said: “London faces the most severe housing crisis in the country and boroughs are determined to work together to secure better accommodation for homeless Londoners."

  3. Parents find out about primary school places

    Families in England will find out today whether their children have got into their preferred primary schools.

    Last year about one in 10 families missed out on their first choice, but 98% got one of their top-three places.

    There are big regional variations each year - with authorities such as the East Riding of Yorkshire, Northumberland and Rutland having more than 97% of families getting their first preferences.

    But the lowest success rates tend to be in London, with only 68% of families in Kensington and Chelsea and 77% in Camden getting their first choice last year.

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  4. Hannah Richardson

    BBC News Education Reporter in Birmingham

    teacher in class

    Hannah Richardson

    BBC News Education Reporter in Birmingham

    Long hours and workload prompt 40% of UK teachers to plan their escape from the classroom, a survey says.

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    Video caption: Operating Theatre Live uses pigs organs to help inspire the next generation of surgeons.

    Operating Theatre Live uses real pig organs to help inspire the next generation of surgeons.

  6. Hannah Richardson

    BBC News Education Reporter in Birmingham

    Classroom

    Hannah Richardson

    BBC News Education Reporter in Birmingham

    A teaching union reveals nearly every council in England is short of money for special needs support.

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