The Local Government Association (LGA) has called on the government to issue councils with more powers to enable them to tackle illegal schools.

Essex County Council is set to spend approximately £85 million to create more than 400 new special school places across the county.

Girls growing up in certain regions of England have a much lower quality of life than others, according to analysis of official statistics.

An £80 million fund for England’s youth sector will help provide opportunities for young people to get involved in their communities.

Prime Minister Theresa May has announced that the expansion of grammar schools in England will be accompanied by conditions requiring them to accept a proportion of children from low-income families.

Ofsted chief inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw has claimed that attempts to close and prosecute illegal faith schools are being hindered by councils concerned about upsetting community relations.

Children’s services operated by Sunderland Council have made significant progress, after Ofsted previously rated the services as inadequate.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has called for powers to allow local authorities to oversee academy budgets, following previous financial scandals.

Charity Mencap has called upon local authorities to do more in helping parents with disabled children access services over the summer holidays.

A report by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport has found that the number of adults visiting public libraries in England has fallen by almost a third in the last decade.

The government has launched a new funding system for nurseries, preschools and childminders, in a bid to support its 30-hour free childcare policy.

Senior councillors from across Scotland are set to meet to discuss the government’s education policy.

Children’s charity Barnardo’s has claimed that too many young people in care are missing out on the support from independent mentors.

Cardiff Council is set to consider cutting summer holidays from six weeks to five.

Amanda Spielman has been confirmed as Ofsted’s next chief inspector, despite MP moves to block her appointment.

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