A company from Leicester has been ordered to pay more than £4,000 after a child's head was stuck in a gate at a school in Stourbridge.
A couple from Coventry who took their children on holiday to Australia during term time have been given criminal records.
Teachers across the East Midlands will be out on strike tomorrow, in an ongoing dispute over pay, pensions and working conditions.
The Birmingham Hodge Hill Labour MP Liam Byrne has thanked the hundreds of parents who attended a meeting to discuss the way forward for Birmingham schools involved in the Trojan Horse allegations. On his blog he said the large majority of parents want governors to resign.
He said he'd be presenting a five point plan to the Secretary of State for Education today. The plan is as follows:
Parents stand united in their demand for excellent education for their children.
Parents want to meet with the head of Ofsted, Sir Michael Wilshaw.
The large majority of parents wanted governors to resign now.
Parents want to have the chance to select new governing team.
- Parents would like back up from local outstanding school leaders who know and serve the community.
The Local Government Association says councils must be given more powers to keep checks on schools and to intervene when concerns are raised.
It comes after five schools in Birmingham were placed in special measures by Ofsted after allegations some were being radicalised by hardline Muslims. The government says swift action will be taken in cases where academies are struggling.
The Department of Education has responded to comments made at a public meeting last night that suggested 'Islamophobia' was behind recent Ofsted reports on schools in Birmingham.
21 schools were inspected following the so-called 'Trojan Horse' allegations that hardline Muslims were allegedly trying to take control of schools in the city. Five were found to be 'inadequate'.
At last night's meeting, some parents and teachers said they felt it was a continued 'attack on Muslims'.
Tonight, the Department for Education said it was only right that the schools were investigated following the allegations.
The allegations made in relation to some schools are very serious and it is only right that Ofsted and the DfE investigated them. We would be failing in our duty if we ignored this evidence and did not intervene.
The overwhelming majority of British Muslim parents want their children to grow up in schools that open doors rather than close minds, and it is on their behalf that we must act.
– Department for Education spokesperson
All children have a right to be kept safe in schools and receive the high quality education they deserve. Schools must offer a broad and balanced curriculum and ensure they are welcoming and inclusive to students of all faith and none.
A meeting took place today between community leaders in Birmingham who are encouraging co-operation between the city's different social groups in light of the so-called 'Trojan Horse' allegations.
Reverend Oliver Coss, of All Saints Church in Small Heath, said:
Having something like this come crashing down in the middle of the community is a little like throwing a bowling ball at a load of pins - it scatters everything everywhere and tends to cause trouble where you least expect it...
...But I think that actually the communities will come together and be stronger as a result of this; people of faith will find they've actually got something in common, people will find that they have something in common as well in the education of their children and young people.
Some parents and teachers in Birmingham have claimed that Islamophobia was behind the damning Ofsted reports into a number of the city's schools.
A public meeting was held last night after five schools were placed in Special Measures.
Parents and teachers were heard to say:
At the end of the day I just think it's a continuation of attack on the Muslims - I'm not very happy with that.
We feel we're being targeted. We feel all that we're doing - every day we wake up and do what's best for your children.
It's definitely making us feel intimidated and vilified.
The Ofsted rulings followed the so-called 'Trojan Horse' allegations, which claim schools were being radicalised by hardline Muslims.
PM; 'Birmingham City Council failed in its duty' to monitor schools. #PMQs
The Prime Minister has said that Birmingham City Council 'failed in its duty' to monitor schools.
David Cameron was asked about the 'Trojan Horse' issue by Ed Miliband during Prime Minister's Questions.
Loughborough University students have devised a swarm of drones that they believe could be the future for mountain search and rescue operations - and they say it's a fraction of the price of a helicopter.
David Cameron has outlined the "British values" that he believes should be applied in British schools and said they would have "overwhelming support" across the country.
The Prime Minister specified the values of "freedom, tolerance, respect for the rule of law, belief in personal and social responsibility and respect for British institutions".
Education Secretary Michael Gove yesterday said the Government will consult on new rules that could force schools to "actively promote British values".