News round-up: Education and health prepare for spending squeeze

Education and health prepare for squeeze on public spending
Schools, universities and hospitals are preparing for cuts to public spending on a scale not seen since the 1980s, amid warnings that the government’s bail-out of the banks will severely compromise the financing of health and education services for years to come.

Read this story in The Guardian

Councils face £6bn income drop
Local councils face a £6bn fall in contributions from property companies this year as developers halt work and renegotiate plans in the face of the industry’s worsening crisis.

Read this story in The Financial Times

Ofsted inspectors find secret of turning schools around
A dozen “sink” schools have been rated as outstanding for achieving excellent results against the odds. The inspectorate sought to discover the common features of such schools so that any recipe for excellence could be shared.

Read this story in The Times

Social websites harm children’s brains: Chilling warning to parents from top neuroscientist
Social networking websites are causing alarming changes in the brains of young users, an eminent scientist has warned.

Read this story in the Daily Mail

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