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New academy figures

New figures show the North West has the lowest number of academies in England. Education secretary Michael Gove says some authorities are "blinkered" in their attitude to the schools. He said pupils are suffering as a result.

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Should more NW schools convert to academies?

New figures out today show the North West has the fewest academies in England.

Education secretary Michael Gove says councils in the region are being "blinkered" by not converting schools into Academies.

But critics argue that conversion is not always the solution.

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