This week, directors of art galleries in London and David Lipsey -chair of Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance- urged the government to include arts subject in the new English Baccalaureate qualification. Stephen Twigg, Shadow Education Secretary joined the talk as he warned that a long-term damage to the economy can be caused by downgrading creative subjects.
And theatre director Max Stafford-Clarkhighlighted that the arts are crucial to a holistic education in the UK.
As libraries crisis set to get much worse this year, branches in the borough of Islington may face closure. Read here
More young people volunteering in libraries
The number of young people volunteering in their local library as part of a literacy scheme has risen by almost half. Read here
Ofsted to target lowest-performing local authorities
Following the results of Ofsted last year's report; inspection will be put forward in areas where the standards are low. Read here
Sound and Music Summer School 2013
Calling young composers for a week full of creativity, learning and collaboration. For more details, click here