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COUNTY NEWS: Students celebrate victory after rent strike threat over halls

University of Sussex students have declared victory in a protest over ‘high rents for dilapidated and unsanitary conditions in university accommodation’.

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Get a Grip - East Sussex County Council campaign SUS-170409-144420001

Parents hit with thousands of pounds of fines in wake of controversial Get a Grip campaign

Parents in East Sussex have been hit with fines and costs of more than £17,000 as a crackdown on poor school attendance continues under the controversial ‘Get a Grip’ campaign.

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Students vote to go on rent strike

COUNTY NEWS: Students on rent strike over 'unsanitary conditions'

University students have declared a rent strike, in protest at what they say are ‘high rents for dilapidated and unsanitary conditions in university accommodation’.

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OFSTED: Sussex Downs College ‘requires improvement’ but vows to continue getting better

Sussex Downs College says it is making ‘good progress’ to boost teaching – despite the latest Ofsted report saying it ‘requires improvement’.

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Maria Caulfield MP and Huw Merriman MP in Parliament with a copy of the published report SUS-170712-125501001

MPs’ report on autism and education highlight ‘failures’

Two MPs have have published their national report on the provision of education for children with autism.

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County councillor Carolyn Lambert, Seaford mum Ella Lewis, and Kelly-Marie Blundell a Lib Dem parliamentary candidate outside County Hall on T uesday

Parents ‘offended too easily’ by Get a Grip school campaign

Defence of the controversial Get a Grip campaign to improve school attendance levels in East Sussex has been labelled ‘shocking’ by parents.

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Opposition to Get A Grip campaign, Seaford SUS-170911-084406008

‘Get a Grip’ petition to be debated

A petition signed by more than 10,000 people which labelled a campaign to improve school attendance in East Sussex ‘insulting and condescending’ is set to be debated.

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Headteachers off to Downing Street

Headteachers off to Downing Street

And they're off...
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Sussex Downs College A level results 17/8/17 - (Photo by Jon Rigby) SUS-170817-123213008

Sussex Downs College appoints new boss to lead merger plans

Sussex Downs and Sussex Coast colleges, which are planning on merging, have appointed a new CEO to lead the process.

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Philip Hammond

Heads to appeal to Chancellor for cash

Headteachers from 25 counties will be heading to Downing Street to appeal to the Chancellor to put more money into the education system.

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East Sussex County Council's 'Get a Grip' campaign, urging parents to ensure their children attend school every day

School attendance campaign labelled ‘condescending’

An ‘insulting and condescending’ campaign to improve school attendance in East Sussex should be withdrawn, according to a petition signed by more than 6,000 people.

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College chief to quit next year

Mike Hopkins, the principal and chief executive of Sussex Downs College, which has campuses in Eastbourne, Lewes and Newhaven, has announced his intention to retire in spring next year.

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One of the county council's posters trying to discourage parents from taking children out of school

East Sussex parents hit with hefty fines over children’s school attendance

Sixteen parents in East Sussex have been taken to court for failing to ensure their children regularly attend school.

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Sussex students sought to compete in UK's largest rocket competition

Sussex students encouraged to compete in UK’s largest rocket competition

Top students aged 11 to 18 in Sussex are being called upon to reach for the stars and compete in the UK’s largest youth rocket competition.

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The children of Polegate School have said a resounding 'no' to plans to close the community library

Polegate schoolchildren protest against proposed library closure

Children from Polegate School today (Tuesday) protested passionately against plans to close the library they love.

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Could you be Young Chef of the Year?

The search is on for the region’s most talented young chefs.

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Education still falling foul of ‘postcode lottery funding’, say heads

Parents have been warned their children’s education will still be subject to a “postcode funding lottery” despite the £1.3bn pumped into education by the government.

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Jules White

Comment: Two years of fighting for fairer school funding

It's been two years since the headteachers of Sussex got together to fight for fairer government funding for their schools. Here Jules White, head of Tanbridge House School, and driving force behind the Worth Less? school funding campaign describes how it happened and how things have progressed.

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Children learn about whales in the classroom. Picture: ORCA.

Raising awareness for the protection of whales this October

Schoolchildren will engage with a new project set to raise awareness on the importance of protecting whales and dolphins.

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Worth Less? campaign

New school funding formula 'papering over cracks'

Headteachers have accused the government of "papering over the cracks" of the education cash crisis following the announcement of a new funding formula.
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