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Girls head home from school in a Kenyan slum. Many parents believe private schooling will help their children get ahead in a tough economy. Noor Khamis/Reuters

Kenya’s government is throttling the growth of private schools

Kenya's public schools are scoring a failing grade. Now several pieces of government policy are threatening low-cost private schools' ability to fill the gap.
Making a comeback Boston Public Library

Is Newark the next Brooklyn?

The fashionistas aren't flocking there yet but things are happening in Brick City – especially when it comes to education policy.
Greens leader Natalie Bennett at the party’s manifesto launch. Alastair Grant/AP

Manifesto Check: the Green Party’s top policies

Our experts review the evidence behind the Green Party's big ticket policies.
What’s the optimum size? Primary school via Air Images/Shutterstock

Is it really worth investing in smaller primary school classes?

Ed Miliband’s pledge that Labour, if elected, would limit school classes for five, six and seven-year-olds to 30 pupils reignites a core question about how best to spend money to improve education. In…

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