Headlines, PublicNet: 11 July, 2000

A major new partnership initiative has been announced to stave off further threats to the local education authorities that oversee the running of state schools in England and Wales.Under pressure from Labour to hand more and more powers direct to schools, threatened with all-but extinction by the Conservatives, and criticised in a recent OFSTED report, LEAs must turn around the perception that they are bureaucratic and inefficient.

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