Government: Only 27% of targeted schools are closed

Only 27% of schools in regions targeted by today's teachers strikes are closed, according to the Department for Education.

The figure compares to the 60% closures in the same regions during November 2011, the Government said.

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Schools close as teachers strike

Thousands of schools faced disruption today as teachers staged a fresh wave of strikes in an ongoing row over pay, pensions and working conditions.