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Buildings 'are only a means to the end'

Do new buildings improve school standards? Schools Secretary Ed Balls has said the government's Building Schools for the Future programme will continue despite government spending cuts.

140 schools have been rebuilt or refurbished with another 1000 projects in the pipeline.

Reporter Sanchia Berg visited one of the first schools to be rebuilt, in Newcastle.


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