Ten more free schools won government approval to launch in the region today. They will open in 2014.
Will the government's new test on spelling, grammar and punctuation at the end of primary school raise standards of literacy?
More than 200 schools, including 42 in the South East, are using CCTV cameras in toilets or changing rooms. Is it sensible or intrusive?
Schools minister David Laws has said the cost of school uniforms was often "unnecessarily high" at a time when family budgets were being squeezed. Speaking as the Liberal Democrat conference gets under way in Glasgow, Mr Laws added:
Costs at the start of a school term can quickly add up, particularly for families with several school age children. School uniforms can be an important sign of identity and pride, but at a time when many family budgets are squeezed parents should not be forced to spend more than they need to.
We will send a strong signal to schools that it is vital to secure value for money for parents before changing or introducing new school uniforms. Parents need to be able to shop around to find the best deal.
The coalition is urging schools to avoid branded uniforms to cut bills for hard-pressed parents.
Schools minister David Laws said the cost of clothing was often "unnecessarily high" at a time when family budgets were being squeezed.
An Office of Fair Trading investigation last year suggested that three quarters of schools placed restrictions on where uniforms could be bought.
That typically added £5 to the price tag for each item, leaving parents an estimated £52 million a year worse off.
Reading East MP Rob Wilson praises the government's policy of creating University Technical Colleges. A new UTC is due to open in Reading in September.
A new learning and education centre opens at Dungeness B in Kent
School children learn about nuclear power with the opening of a new learning centre at Dungenes B. They will also be given tours of the power station.
The Schools Minister Nick Gibb is due to visit Brighton's Bilingual Free School today. The school teaches the national curriculum in both Spanish and English. It opened last month. The Minister also happens to be the MP for Bognor Regis and Littlehampton in West Sussex.
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