International

EU joins donors uneasy about commercialisation of education

The EU Parliament this week passed a Resolution banning...

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The present system in England harms all pupils

There’s something in the air – and it’s not just too-early Christmas music...

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Prioritising data and results is endemic…

Ofsted has seen evidence of declining education quality driven by narrowing the...

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ASCL launches inquiry into system leaving pupils 'deflated'

The Association of Schools and Colleges has launched an...

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Hinds's defence (or is it defiance?) is ill-founded

The education secretary Damian Hinds defended the ‘broad thrust’ of data claims made...

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Desperate attempt to make it appear DfE data has OECD seal of approval

In its panicked attempts to defuse the severe...

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UKSA chair appears to be losing patience - and not before time

Sir David Norgrove, Chair of the UK Statistics Authority (...

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Forget global – DfE compares UK with G7 for more flattering comparison

The Department for Education (DfE) is attempting...

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Bonus points: which claims are being probed by UK statistics watchdog

Which of the following were used by Damian Hinds,...

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Claim of being ‘third biggest’ education spender included tuition fees and private spending

‘The OECD has...

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DfE denies schools are 'worth less' but heads say otherwise

The Tories appear spooked by rising concern about inadequate...

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Biggest improvement in primary reading predated post-2010 reforms

The Tories have made ‘improvements’ in early literacy...

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Gibb ignores statistics authority concern

Ignoring the UK Statistics Authority (UKSA) has become a habit with the...

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This 1999 paper by Professor Michael Shayer is of enormous significance for the future of the English education system and the way that school...

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Why did Ireland do so well in global reading test? SoS asks

Education Secretary Damian Hinds visited Dublin last week to...

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Alleged ‘grade inflation’ hasn't ended

Remember when Michael Gove used to bang on about grade inflation? His reformed...

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Shortly to be published research by Professor Michael Shayer reveals an accidental breakthrough in how highly significant cognitive development in...

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Too hasty to say higher results in global reading test are due to policy changes

‘ Good phonics teaching, as highlighted...

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