May Overhauls U.K. Schools in First Domestic Policy Step

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  • Prime minister announces first new grammar schools in decades
  • Selective schools will be forced to take more poor children

British Prime Minister Theresa May delivers a speech at the British Academy in London on Sept. 9.

Photographer: Nick Ansell/AFP via Getty Images

Theresa May will announce the first expansion of selective state schooling in Britain in more than three decades as she seeks to please activists in her Conservative Party.

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