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EDITIONS
 Unions 2001 Monday, 6 January, 2003, 11:35 GMT
Education on the agenda
Shortages, workload, the future of comprehensives - plenty to debate at the education unions' annual conferences.
Exam pupil Teachers vote for boycott
Delegates from Scotland's largest teaching union vote unanimously for a boycott of internal assessments on Higher Still courses.
Peter Hamilton Demands on governors 'too high'
School governor positions are becoming increasingly difficult to fill because of the onerous duties put upon them, head teachers warn.
lecture Universities 'face staff shortages'
Universities and colleges in the UK are facing "unprecedented" difficulties in recruiting staff, according to the lecturers' union Natfhe.
Pupils sitting an exam McConnell hears exams fears
"Grave concerns" about arrangements for dealing with this year's exam results are raised by Scotland's second largest teaching union.
 Push for fairer school funding
Teachers call for a new system of funding schools to end what they say are inequalities between different areas.
 Teachers' union 'gets real'
An alliance of moderate teachers' unions will win public support for transforming pay and conditions, says Doug McAvoy.
tony blair Blair aims for public school funding levels
The prime minister has said he wants secondary schools in England to be funded at the same level as independent schools.
 Heads attack funding 'cut'
Many head teachers say they are facing a budget cut in real terms for the next financial year, but the government says they are mistaken.
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