Education inspector Estyn's annual report has revealed primary schools are making progress. It also said secondary schools are stagnating.
Parents had camping chairs, blankets and thermos flasks as they waited to secure one of the 70 places.
A total of £3.25 million in incorrect payments were made to students over the past 10 years.
As part of the consultation, governing bodies would be expected to consider ways of keeping down the costs of school uniform.
Professor Richard B Davies and another member of staff have been suspended while an 'internal investigation' is carried out.
£300,000 funding will go towards a new forestry apprenticeship pilot over the next two years.
Powys County Council has bowed to pressure and put Christmas dinner back on the menu at its schools after public backlash.
The Welsh Government says the scheme will provide an estimated £7.5m of additional support to childcare providers over three years.
It finished as the runner-up in the UK wide rankings for University of the Year
There were 11 infant classes with more than 30 pupils Wales last year, compared to 24 in 2013/14.