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The ethnicity ‘attainment gap’

The Education Policy Institute (EPI) has produced a table showing ‘attainment gaps’ for ethnic...

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It’s vital to fight fake news, education secretary Damian Hinds said in a recent press release .

He’s...

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When Donald met Ron

In the autumn of 2016, Donald Trump paid a visit to a charter school in Cleveland, Ohio. Candidate Trump...

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The following are my personal views arising from Greta’s words .

On climate change

Like Greta, I am with David Attenborough and...

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The reform of the modern education system began early in the 19th Century. What eventually became known as the Education Reform Movement dates...

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'We [the Treasury] were able to increase the education budget by £1.3 billion last year... ', the Chief Secretary to the Treasury Liz Truss told...

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This was the subject of the Channel 4 ‘Dispatches’ programme broadcast on 4 February 2019.

As the number of children leaving...

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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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