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Eight secondary teacher-training courses have been axed by a London university in a move that may herald the "start of the long-threatened pull-out by vice-chancellors". News, 3 Schools with high levels of truancy will be forced to set an attendance target - or have one imposed on them by the Government. The measure, inserted this week in legislation going through Parliament, is aimed at enticing back at least a third of the one million children who skip school every year. News, 5

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