Janet Downs: Government spin re academies is not supported by DfE report. Is this why the report has not been publicised?
The recent Department for Education (DfE) report into the effectiveness of the City Challenge programme found it was difficult to isolate factors which lead to school improvement. But the Government insist that the only way to improve school results is academy conversion, by force or intimidation if necessary. But the Evaluation of the City Challenge Programme said: “More radical approaches to ... read more and comment →
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