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This is the title of a publication by ‘More than a score’. More than a score is a broad coalition established by the largest teachers’ union the NUT... Read more
At the Mad Hatter’s tea party, the March Hare tells Alice that she should say what she means. ‘I do,’ Alice replied; ‘at least—at least I mean what I... Read more
It’s happened before. And it’s likely to happen again. The Department for Education (DfE) publishes an announcement with misleading data. This is... Read more
Ministers have insisted GCSE reforms were essential to bring England in line with countries which perform highly in the three-yearly international... Read more
Test your knowledge of education events discussed on this site in 2017. One point for each answer (they’re at the bottom – don’t cheat) and a bonus... Read more
The PM took time out from the EU to debate public services in the West Midlands on Wednesday 6 December . Tory MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan used the... Read more
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07.12.17 by
This post is prompted by an article in today's 'i' newspaper that includes a table of EU and EFTA countries in order of the percentage of secondary... Read more
‘It’s too hasty to claim that these improvements [in global reading test PIRLS] are attributable to policy changes…’ says the Department for... Read more
10 year-olds in Northern Ireland ‘significantly outperformed 41 of the 49 other participating countries in reading’, says NFER analysis of the 2016... Read more
English 10 year-olds are now joint eighth in the world in reading as measured by the international PIRLS test . The Department for Education (DfE)... Read more
The opening of a ‘no-frills’ private school in Durham has been delayed, Schools Week reports. Pre-inspection of the Independent Grammar School (IGS)... Read more
A cross-party committee of MPs isn’t convinced the Department for International Development (DFID) acted correctly when it provided grant funding to... Read more
You, too, can earn millions if you’re a teacher. That’s the message from Mark Steed, director of Dubai-based Jumeirah English Speaking School (JESS... Read more
I recently received this link to a video posted on Facebook . It is presented by Michael Moore and appears to have been made on a visit to Finland,... Read more
Allowing private contractors to run schools is one way Liberia hopes to improve its poorly-performing education system. But is it working? Eight... Read more
This is the latest example from a BBC report of 3 August. “The very poorest children in England have fallen even further behind their non-... Read more
174 civil society organisations from across the world have called on investors to stop supporting Bridge International Academies (BIA), the low-cost... Read more
' Curriculum for Excellence fears add to surge in home schooling’ booms the Times today. It claims the rising number of home educated children in... Read more