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A week in secondary: 7 July 2017

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The SNP and Labour have clashed in Parliament over spending in secondary schools. Labour leader Kezia Dugdale (pictured) said that figures from the Scottish Parliament Information Centre showed a funding cut of £1,141 for every secondary pupil since 2010. However, first minister Nicola Sturgeon said councils were planning to spend £144 million more on education this year than they had last year – a 1.3 per cent rise in real terms.

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