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Kibaki’s goals were to expand access to education, and to make universities more efficient and self-sustaining.
Students in a Nairobi slum school. There are more than monetary barriers for parents from poor neighbourhoods.
Getting more children into secondary school in Kenya requires striking a balance between top-down policy and bottom-up implementation.
Mixed response to May’s faith school plan.
Allowing new faith schools to religiously select 100% of their pupils is not only problematic in terms of social integration, it is simply unfair.
Coding has become a core part of the curriculum.
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The influence of private interests in English schools is on the up.
Michael Wilshaw, head of Ofsted, will stand down in December.
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The government’s search outside the UK for the next chief inspector of schools is misguided.
Building a bridge to…?
The system of oversight of England’s academy schools has been criticised by MPs.
School fee exemptions that are meant to help poor families can actually cause them major problems.
South Africa’s fee exemption system is at the heart of a deepening divide in the country’s school sector. It’s time for a major relook at how this policy is applied.
When Higher Education gets involved in our children’s schooling, we risk widening inequalities and creating ethical dangers.
Is the writing on the wall for Sweden’s education system?
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A slide in Sweden’s performance on international education rankings has led to calls for more reform.
What does a Conservative majority mean for schools?
The new majority Tory government now has the confidence in pursuing its aspirational education manifesto.
So, was this your first choice of primary school?
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Working out how to solve the school place shortage will be a key priority for any new government.
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.
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.
The Conservatives have pledged to continue the expansion of their free school programme.
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Education secretary Nicky Morgan said free schools push up standards in neighbouring schools and are popular and effective.
Labour’s Tristram Hunt has come under fire for suggesting nuns are not good teachers.
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On BBC Question Time on February 5, Labour’s shadow education minister Tristram Hunt made a remark appearing to link weak, unqualified teachers to religious education, specifically Catholic schooling provided…
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…
Following in Gove’s footsteps.
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The longest and most enthusiastic applause during Nicky Morgan’s first conference speech as secretary of state for education was for her predecessor Michael Gove. This seemed apt for a pre-election effort…