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The year in numbers

96 Labour MPs threatened to vote against the education and inspections bill - 52 actually did

60% of state schools inspected in 2005-06 are good or outstanding, says Ofsted

88 known sex offenders have not been banned from working in schools since 1997 (CHK

46 academies are now open

11 days for Alan Johnson, Education Secretary, to complete a U-turn on quotas for new faith schools

7 out of 11 school performance targets are likely to be missed, admits the DfES

pound;885 million has been spent on combating truancy in seven years

10% - the increase in unauthorised absences from school since 2005

47 schools signed up to the pathfinder scheme for trust status

24.1% of A-level entries were awarded an A grade

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