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Bigger share of aid budget for education, say MPs

Education should receive a bigger share of the UK’s overseas aid budget, a cross-party report from MPs says. The International Development Select Committee said education is vital to improving lives in the world’s poorest countries. The proportion of the UK’s aid budget spent on education was about 7% in 2015, according to MPs. Stephen Twigg, who chairs the committee, said ... Read More »

MPs quietly vote against compulsory sex education in schools

Conservative MPs have voted to block plans for sex and relationship education (SRE) to be made compulsory in schools. Under increasing pressure from campaigners over the past year, Education Secretary Justine Greening repeatedly suggested she was open to reforming the current Government guidance on SRE, which currently allows free schools and academies to opt out of teaching the subject in class. ... Read More »