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Dyslexic winner gives Gove yet another kicking

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Poor children are being let down by schools, warns Ofsted

The TeachFirst initiative is narrowing the attainment gap between rich and poor pupils

Chalk Talk: Pay attention, class - test your knowledge of Gove's reforms

So, have you kept abreast of Education Secretary Michael Gove's GCSE reforms? If so, have a grade eight for answering these questions correctly. (PS: if you didn't know eight was the top grade in the numerical system replacing A* to G grades, start with minus one)

Stephen Twigg wants to focus on the needs of non-academic students

Stephen Twigg: Labour would let all schools choose curriculum, not just free schools and academies

Under new proposals, they would also be allowed to extend the school term

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Michael Gove urged to listen to advice on exams

Confidence in the examination system has been “shaken” by the fiasco over marking last year’s GCSE English papers, MPs said on Tuesday.

End-of-course exams would be sat in the summer and students would have to wait a full year if they wanted to re-sit them under new system

The GCSE revolution: Michael Gove to introduce new 'I level' exam

Students would have to wait a full year if they need re-sit

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Sweden's top free schools provider to close, in blow to Education Secretary Michael Gove

Union leaders condemn leaving schools to 'the mercy of the market'

Professor Simon Horobin: 'Is the apostrophe so crucial to the preservation of our society?'

Gasps of shock at Hay Literary Festival as professor asks for grammar pedants to relax

Simon Horobin, a professor of English at Magdalen College, Oxford, suggested that the spellings of 'they’re', 'their' and 'there' could be standardised

Future leaders? Boys make their way to classes at Eton College

You want to get an Eton scholarship? All you need to do is answer four (not so simple) questions

Application test included questions on the morals of killing protesters, ancient Persian thinkers and translating sentences in a made-up language

Education Secretary Michael Gove

Reforms to teachers' pay ‘will mean bigger class sizes’

Chief schools inspector says heads will be forced to choose – small pupil groups or well paid staff

The report's findings are an embarrassment for the Education Secretary, Michael Gove

Star academy group misspent public money on lavish expenses

Report condemns a charity running 35 schools for ‘procedural irregularities’ and ‘weak’ controls

Treasury missing MP letters response target

Almost half the letters sent to the Treasury by MPs and peers are not responded to within the target time of 15 working days, figures revealed today.

80% of head teachers losing confidence in GCSEs as lack of trust in grades is revealed

Ofqual survey shows two out of five heads and teachers believing at least a quarter of pupils have been given wrong marks

Chalk Talk: Two-and-a-half cheers for Gove's reforms from the history boys

Spare a thought for Professor Jonathan Clark, professor of British history at the University of Kansas and one of three eminent panellists debating the proposed new history curriculum at a seminar organised by the right-of-centre thinktank Politeia last week.

'Sheer scale of prescription' under Michael Gove's planned new curriculum will turn pupils off science lessons, warn business leaders

Business leaders have thrown their weight behind critics of Education Secretary Michael Gove’s planned new curriculum by warning the “sheer scale of prescription” will turn pupils off science lessons.

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