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  • 10-14 august 2015 This week's headlines include the news that A-level passes have increased by 0.1%, a rise in the number of parents prosecuted for a child's truancy, and fears that sixth-form colleges are facing a funding crisis.
  • 10 august In the news today: the 2015 STPCD has been published, the government is considering an overhaul of the exam board system, and research suggests parents struggle to answer many of their children's questions.
  • 11 august In the news today: funding cuts are threatening the survival of sixth form colleges, research suggests parental anxiety about maths can affect children's numeracy, and fewer pupils are getting top grades in English IGCSE.
  • 12 august In the news today: the number of parents taken to court over children's truancy has risen, this year's A-level results are expected to show a fall in the number of top grades, and only a quarter of 18- to 25-year-olds plan to read a book on holiday.