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January 2015

NewStatesman, Staggers: 'Why the Green party's wealth tax policy won't work', Tom Papworth, 29 January 2015

Left Foot Forward, 'David Cameron's latest tax announcement: not new and certainly not progress', James Bloodworth, 26 January 2015

Swindon Advertiser, 'Schools have wrong focus', Elizabeth Mackley, 26 January 2015

TES, 'Children have a story, just not the means to tell it', Adi Bloom, 23 January 2015


Press release | Government should rethink primary school league table reforms, says think tank | 21 January 2015


BBC News, 'Pupil progress key for primary accountability', 21 January 2015

The Telegraph, 'Primary school league tables: Pupil progress should be main measure', Josie Gurney-Read, 21 January 2015

TES, 'Rethink needed on reforms to primary school league tables', Helen Ward, 21 January 2015

Press Association, 'Pupil progress main measure', Alison Kershaw, 21 January 2015

The Cornishman, 'Proposals for assembly', 21 January 2015

Liberal Democrat Voice, 'Lord Paul Tyler writes...Devolution dialogue on Democracy Day', Paul Tyler, 20 January 2015


Press release | Labour mental health plans welcomed by CentreForum commission | 19 January 2015


PoliticsHome, 'Lib Dems propose English question solution', 19 January 2015

ITV News, 'More power for Cornwall council under new proposals', 19 January 2015

The Guardian, 'Politics live blog', Andrew Sparrow, 19 January 2015

Yorkshire Post, 'Yorkshire should be in first wave of devolution to assemblies', James Reed, 19 January 2015

Western Morning News, 'Lib Dems press for mini-parliaments to devolve power to the regions', Graeme Demianyk, 19 January 2015

The Cornishman, 'Liberal Democrats calling for mini-parliament in Cornwall', 19 January 2015

LocalGov, 'Abolish every English council and replace them with mini-parliaments', Thomas Bridge, 19 January 2015

The Observer, 'Headteachers believe pupils are 'let down' on mental health', Jamie Doward, 11 January 2015


Press release | Response to parents survey by NASUWT and ComRes | 9 January 2015


BBC News, 'Few parents check league tables when choosing schools', Judith Burns, 9 January 2015

Liberal Democrat Voice, 'The place to go for all things education - LDEA's new website', Cara Jenkinson, 8 January 2015

Yahoo Lifestyle, 'Parents worry about their child's mental health more than anything else', Alison Coldridge, 7 January 2015

December 2014


Press release | More than half of schools let down by lack of mental health support | 29 December 2014


BBC local radio (GNS), CentreForum's Stephen Lee discusses the Mental Health Commission's headteacher survey with BBC local radio stations in Cornwall, Leicester and Kent, 29 December 2014

Sunday Express, 'Schools are 'let down' over children's mental health, survey shows', Marco Giannangeli, 28 December 2014


Press release | Earmarking revenue for the NHS won't guarantee increased spending, think tank warns | 24 December 2014


NewStatesman, Staggers: 'Earmarking taxes for the NHS won't guarantee more money for healthcare', India Keable-Elliott, 24 December 2014

Times Higher, 'Questions remain over postgraduate loan figures', John Morgan, 11 December 2014

The Guardian, 'Private universities benefit older and poorer students', Nick Hillman, 9 December 2014

Academies Week, 'Proposals will have a tangential impact on attainment in the state sector', Nick Thornsby, 6 December 2014

TES, 'Leadership - vocational CPD needs to get real', Jayne Stigger, 5 December 2014

Huffington Post UK, 'New loans for post-grads can make our society fairer', Tim Farron, 5 December 2014

Mail Online, 'Migrants awarded £15 million compensation after being illegally locked up in UK detention centres', Tom McTague, 5 December 2014

The Mirror, 'Immigrants paid £14 million in compensation for being unlawfully detained in Britain', Arj Singh, 4 December 2014

Times Higher, 'Postgraduate borrowers 'would face 50% tax'', John Morgan, 4 December 2014


Press release | Autumn Statement 2014: Government to adopt CentreForum postgraduate loans proposal | 3 December 2014


The Financial Times, 'Loans to revolutionise support for postgraduate study', Helen Warrell, 3 December 2014

Times Higher, 'Postgraduate loans welcomed but what about mature students?', John Morgan, 3 December 2014

Wonkhe, 'Autumn Statement: Pain, sorcery and a rabbit called Tim', Andy Westwood, 3 December 2014

The Guardian, Higher Education Network: 'Government loans for postgraduates are welcome, but unis must play their part', Joel Mullan, 3 December 2014

BBC Radio Sheffield, CentreForum's Stephen Lee discusses problems with the notion of "free education", 3 December 2014

Yorkshire Post, 'Lib Dems will fight to defend schools funding', David Laws, 2 December 2014

The PIE News, 'Future of UK HE depends on balanced fees and regulation, experts say', Katie Duncan, 2 December 2014

The Week, 'Autumn Statement: what has George got in store?', 1 December 2014

November 2014

Politics.co.uk, 'The coalition's found a new way of stifling education', Stephen Lee, 28 November 2014


Press release | "Equitable playing field" needed in HE regulation | 27 November 2014


Times Higher, 'Report praises expansion of private colleges', John Morgan, 27 November 2014

Times Higher, 'Postgraduate loans may be limited to graduates in STEM fields', John Morgan, 27 November 2014

BBC News, 'Weak academies need better supervision says Laws', Sean Coughlan, 27 November 2014

The Mirror, 'Tories a serious risk to the education system says Lib Dem David Laws', Jason Beattie, 27 November 2014

PoliticsHome, 'Lib Dem education minister: supervise schools locally', 27 November 2014 

Nursery World, 'Lib Dems would give early years teachers right to QTS', Katy Morgan, 27 November 2014

The Guardian, Social Care Network: 'How integrated working is helping Margate improve mental wellbeing', Paul Burstow, 27 November 2014

BBC News, 'Diversity key to London GCSE success', 12 November 2014 (see also Press Association)


Press release | Create a less hostile environment for asylum seekers, think tank urges government | 6 November 2014


Press Association, 'Report seeks asylum system changes', Jamie Grierson, 6 November 2014

Liberal Democrat Voice, 'Putting mental health at the top of the agenda', Paul Burstow, 6 November 2014

Press TV, 'UK risks break in relations with Germany: analyst', 4 November 2014

Huffington Post, 'Putting mental health at the centre of debate', Paul Burstow, 3 November 2014

Press TV, 'The debate: EU challenges', 3 November 2014