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Free schools opening where there are already vacant places, NUT says

One in five of the coalition's free schools are opening in parts of the country where there are too many unfilled school places, it has emerged.<p>In a …

More schools hiring unqualified teachers 'to save money'

Schools across Britain are increasingly hiring unqualified teachers to save money, it was claimed on Sunday. The majority (59%) of teachers in a poll …

Academies Enterprise Trust ‘barred’ by DfE from taking on new schools

An article by Greg Hurst in yesterday’s The Times newspaper revealed that Academies Enterprise Trust (AET), the sponsor who run Ryde Academy and …

Figures show 17,500 pupils rejected from three schools

Almost one-in-five children in some areas will be forced to accept places at unpopular comprehensives after being rejected from at least three schools, new figures show.<p>Pupils face being sent to fourth, fifth or sixth-choice schools – or secondaries that they failed to name on application forms – …

School improvement held back by the 'academy solution'

Inspectors working for Ofsted have raised concerns that the forced academisation process is holding back the improvement of primary schools by …

Graham Stuart: 'You can't drive education like a sports car'

Has any minister ever had as rough a ride from MPs as Michael Gove from the education select committee? On academies and free schools, the …

Chicago is ground zero for disastrous 'free market' reforms of education

If you want a glimpse of what slash-and-burn free market education reform does in cities throughout the US, look no further than Chicago. Last week, …

If you had a whole month of school time, what would you learn about?

It is often asserted that if we let children and young people ‘just do what they want’ then they’d just play computer games and go shopping. Deputy …

Sweden's free schools prompt segregation fears

"The problem of increased segregation among the population has begun to appear and this poses significant risks over time," said Henry M. Levin at …

Education

Michael Gove urged to investigate Twitter attack on former minister

Michael Gove is being urged to launch an inquiry into an "extraordinary attack" on the former Tory education minister Tim Loughton on a Twitter feed …

Private to free school | Financial Times

How far will parents go to try to reserve a place for their child at a private school which is about to stop charging fees and offer free education? …

Eastbourne free school founders angry over being replaced

<b>Parents and teachers behind an East Sussex free school have criticised the government after officials replaced the founders with a new school trust.</b><p>Gildredge House will open on a disused NHS site in Eastbourne in September.<p>But the ex-chairman of governors Edward Board, said officials interfered too …

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