Ugandan children are meant to learn in local mother tongues for their first three years of primary school.
In Uganda, private schools are simply ignoring a policy that calls for pupils to learn in a mother tongue rather than in English for the first three years of their education.
Hop along now dears. HRH Queen Mary with nursery children in 1930.
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Despite big changes in childcare policy at the end of the 20th century, we're asking many of the same questions as in the 1960s.
Judging a school on its test scores isn’t a well-rounded measure.
New research says we're doing the wrong things to improve "quality" in our schools, but the measures of quality used are not the right ones.
What does a Conservative majority mean for schools?
The new majority Tory government now has the confidence in pursuing its aspirational education manifesto.
Girls head home from school in a Kenyan slum. Many parents believe private schooling will help their children get ahead in a tough economy.
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.
Schools have sat on the sidelines watching a game of political football.
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The next government will inherit an education system that is creaking under the strain of largely inept political meddling.
Making a comeback
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The fashionistas aren't flocking there yet but things are happening in Brick City – especially when it comes to education policy.
UKIP wants a grammar school in every town.
Our expert takes stock of UKIP's policies on early childhood, primary, secondary, further, and higher education. It's a mixed bag.
Is Nick Clegg ready for his close up?
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The experts assess whether the claims in the Liberal Democrats' manifesto align with the evidence.
Greens leader Natalie Bennett at the party’s manifesto launch.
Our experts review the evidence behind the Green Party's big ticket policies.
Pointing Britain’s schools in the right direction?
After five years of polarising and radical reforms, the Tories aren't letting up on their vision for schools.
Can Labour get by on zombie policies, when it comes to education.
Mainstreamed, but left out.
A relentless focus on test results is alienating children with special needs.
Counting up the costs ahead of the election.
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From the academies programme to the size of school budgets, the issues to watch in this election campaign.
Faith schools have come under fire, but banning them isn’t the answer.
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Including faith schools as part of a broader network is a surer way of bringing communities closer together.
Not a naughty word.
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A new report from MPs on the Education Select Committee calling for sex education to be made statutory, has much in it to be welcomed by those who have been campaigning for improvements in the provision…
What’s the optimum size?
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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…
There’s this much evidence for our academies policy.
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It is not yet possible to tell whether the government’s flagship academies policy has been “a positive force for change” in the English education system. That’s the finding of a long-awaited report by…
Lining up to take stock at the election approaches.
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The thorny issue of what democracy is, what it’s not and whether it is an appropriate system for government has been at the top of the agenda at the start of 2015. At the same time, we are in the lead-up…
Parents in Durham will have a little less choice.
The Durham Free School is to have its government funding removed in a snap decision made by Nicky Morgan, the secretary of state for education. The move comes after a damning Ofsted report which found…