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Teachers have suspended what would have been the first strike action against one of Education Secretary Michael Gove’s flagship free schools.

Glenys Stacey, chief executive of Ofqual, has written a letter to Michael Gove

Michael Gove told exam reforms must be delayed to ensure quality

New syllabus will not be taught in A-level maths and most GCSE subjects by September 2015

If we want a fairer education system we must start by putting less pressure on kids

Richer parents will always buy into extra provision – so why not ensure all pupils are put on a more equal footing

Government to offer more sweeteners to maths and physics grads?

Michael Gove considers £5k golden handshakes to beat teacher drought

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Slimmer typeface offers a re-design, but nothing drastic

Teachers ‘mark pupils higher’ to lift rankings

Teachers are being put under pressure to “inflate” and “invent” pupils' marks in science coursework to improve their schools' GCSE results and boost their league table rankings, according to research being published today.

White working-class boys are ‘an educational underclass’ think-tank warns

White working-class British boys are in danger of becoming an “educational under-class”, the head of an influential think-tank said today.

Teaching union leader Alison Sherratt warns of exam ‘drilling’ of schoolchildren

Children are being subjected to regimented school days in which they are drilled to pass tests rather than enjoy their education, a union leader has warned.

'Good qualifications in English and maths are what employers demand before all others' - Michael Gove

Pupils who 'fail' GCSE English or maths will be forced to stay on at school and resit their exams

“Good results in English and maths are what employers demand before all others”

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IGCSE numbers rise dramatically as independent schools ditch rival

Many heads consider it offers better preparation for tackling A-levels than GCSEs

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Attacks on disabled people still rife - one year on from Paralympics triumph

Success of GB athletes fails to alter attitudes, as poll shows widespread verbal and physical abuse

Chris Jordan has been called up for the England one-day squad

Warwickshire turn to forgotten man of Essex

Sussex 278-7 v Warwickshire

Rise in primary test result changes following cheating or mistakes in administration

Increasing numbers of cases of 'maladministration' were reported following last summer's tests

Raphael Hogarth, from Muswell Hill, London, gained six A* grades in his A-levels this year and will be going to Oxford

A-level student who gained six A* grades pens furious letter to Michael Gove over 'offensive' exam reforms

Raphael Hogarth warns Education Secretary that candidates will learn less, not more

Boys at independent schools outshine the girls

Boys cornered the market when it came to achieving three A* grades at A-level, the results of Britain’s independent schools show today.

GCSE exam success at Perry Beeches School in Birmingham

GCSE results: The academy that still acts like a comprehensive bucks the downward trend

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