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All parties must spell out how we will deliver world class education

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While many other countries, including the emerging economies, recognise the value of investing more in public education, the UK is in danger of falling behind.

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The government would be foolish to keep ignoring teaching assistants

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Market obsessives and state haters have led the backlash against teaching assistants.

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Qualified teachers: the Labour policy that makes Tories unfathomably angry

You wouldn’t think that a policy requiring all teachers to obtain qualified teacher status (QTS) would be particularly controversial.

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PISA panic – being honest about what PISA really shows

Every three years the education world is thrown into turmoil as the media report findings from the latest PISA study.

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Why is the Finnish school system so good?

A look at Finnish schools reveals an education system built on unapoligetically social democratic principles.

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Section 28 rears its head again in the UK

The revelation that 46 schools have Section 28-like policies is shocking, but there is a broader issue that the education system must do more for LGBT students.

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Opinion: Another great sporting summer for Britain, but PE lessons need radical improvement

With the news that children are more unhealthy and unfit than ever before it is time that PE lessons lead to a lifelong interest in sport and exercise.

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Gove’s attack on public education is purely ideological

There has always been one asset the Conservative party has had over Labour since Margaret Thatcher’s election in 1979, and that is the sheer ruthlessness of their convictions.

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They’re called ‘primary’ schools for a reason

If we are serious about raising school results, we’ll have to target resources towards early years and catch-up classes in primary schools. This will require the government to make tough decisions about spending on secondary education.

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Improvement in our schools is not helped by Ofsted’s soundbites

For the second time this week the education sector has taken a beating, this time with the Ofsted report on the way that schools support high ability pupils.

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