International

Exam pressure causes stress – it’s well-known. And a little stress can improve performance – a ‘chilled’ attitude can cause underachievement and...

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Developing countries can show England how to solve the teacher supply crisis, a Times article (7 April 2018 behind paywall) claims.

The...

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According to schools minister Nick Gibb, the debate about reformed GCSE English Literature earlier this week was ‘just one more example’ of Labour...

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‘ For decades, the overwhelming weight of international evidence – including the influential longitudinal study from Clackmannanshire in Scotland...

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24.02.18 by

The case for reason, science, humanism and progress, by Steven Pinker

Book Review by Roger Titcombe.

Steven Pinker is Johnstone...

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Theresa May’s speech on university tuition fee reform omitted one salient fact : it was the Coalition government which raised fees to up to £9k...

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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’...

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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...

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It’s happened before. And it’s likely to happen again. The Department for Education (DfE) publishes an announcement with misleading data. This is...

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Ministers have insisted GCSE reforms were essential to bring England in line with countries which perform highly in the three-yearly international...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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‘It’s too hasty to claim that these improvements [in global reading test PIRLS] are attributable to policy changes…’ says the Department for...

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10 year-olds in Northern Ireland ‘significantly outperformed 41 of the 49 other participating countries in reading’, says NFER analysis of the...

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English 10 year-olds are now joint eighth in the world in reading as measured by the international PIRLS test .

The Department for...

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The opening of a ‘no-frills’ private school in Durham has been delayed, Schools Week reports. Pre-inspection of the Independent Grammar School (...

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A cross-party committee of MPs isn’t convinced the Department for International Development (DFID) acted correctly when it provided grant funding...

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