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11:44, 16 JAN 2017
St Modwen starts work on new outdoor facilities at Halesowen school
Project will see the creation of a new grass football pitch, hard play areas, an Early Years Learning Centre and a forest area
MPs call to speed up fairer funding plan for schools
Midland rural-based MPs have urged the Government to speed up the introduction of a new funding formula designed to end what they see as decades of unfairness.
Trojan Horse: Gove is "playing politics" over Birmingham school plot claims, says Liam Byrne
• Michael Gove accused of running scared over school plot claims linked to academies • Parents are frustrated that Oftsed is sitting on results of inquiry • Islam helps pupils succeed - but there must be no "religious schools by the back door", says MP
Green light for St Modwen development
Property regeneration specialist to build new houses in Staffordshire village
All city MPs call for full inquiry into Trojan Horse claims
The MPs from the three main parties presented a united front in a joint letter to Education Secretary Michael Gove
£1m funds bid could see Bard's classroom open to the public
Shakespeare's School is applying for a £1million grant to restore and open up his original classroom - 450 years after his birth. Catherine Vonledebur reports
New lease of life for primary school that was almost bulldozed
A planning application to fully reinstate the Bierton Road School in South Yardley and open its doors to 420 pupils will be considered by councillors on Thursday
Strike action hits hundreds of Midland schools
Thousands of primary and secondary school pupils were given the day off as National Union of Teachers members walked out
Is Michael Gove planning to slash funding for schools in major towns and cities?
For years schools in some parts of the country have been complaining that they receive far less funding than others.
Gary Sambrook wins Kingstanding by-election for Conservative Party
Tory candidate wins council seat from Labour following resignation of Catharine Grundy in January
Birmingham education chief slams Michael Gove over academy claims
Minister said 41 struggling city primary schools had improved as a result of becoming academies
Novelist Lucy Hawking kicks off Birmingham Festival of Imagination
“We are talking about imagination and science and trying to get young people to understand how scientists use imagination in their work.”
Birmingham school head slams 'bloody shambles' of GCSE results tables
King Edward's School scored zero for its GCSE results in the national league tables, despite record results in IGCSE exams
Cadbury children's farm under threat of closure
The Mount Pleasant School Farm, near Kings Norton, has provided more than 400,000 city pupils with a taste of the countryside for the last 40 years.
Birmingham violinist honoured for outreach work with schools and families
Catherine Arlidge has been honoured with a prestigious award for her orchestral work with young people. Christopher Morley report.
Birmingham Post Rich List 2014: No.17 - Sir Paul Ruddock (£300m)
Financier Sir Paul Ruddock retired from Lansdowne Partners – the investment management company he co-founded in 1998 – in March 2013.
Ones to watch 2014: 10 names in health and education to keep an eye on
Alison Stacey looks at the people to watch out for in health in 2014
Primary school ratings: How we rated the schools
The ratings are based on percentages of attainment, teaching, progress and attendance for each school
The boys breaking down the barriers
A project to challenge young men’s perceptions of dance is under way across the West Midlands. Catherine Vonledebur chats to schoolboys about the impact it has had on their lives.
Government claims region's primary schools improving after switching to academies
Dept for Education says sponsored education helps provide "strong leadership"
Birmingham facing primary school crisis with 10,000 extra places needed by 2019
City council report says high migration to the city coupled with an above average birth rate are to blame
Library of Birmingham
Library of Birmingham named building of the year
Architects' Journal readers overwhelmingly selected the £188 million Centenary Square library as their favourite building of 2013
Birmingham headteacher dubs Michael Gove's curriculum 'bizarre'
Kings Norton head described his meeting with Education Secretary as "courteous" but that they had disagreed on many of the reform proposals.
Getting rid of the grammar schools destroyed opportunities for so many
In 1975 political dogma and the need to pacify the Labour left put a stop to the Direct Grant system. They were all meant to become comprehensive schools.