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Freddie Whittaker is political editor and chief reporter at education newspaper Schools Week. He tweets @FCDWhittaker.
Ofsted's revelation that 200,000 children are stuck in schools unable to achieve a "good" rating shows the scale of the challenge.
In her conference speech, Labour’s Shadow Education Secretary outlined her proposals – but they may be too pragmatic for party activists who want all schools back under council oversight.
New figures show the number of children excluded has risen for the third year in a row.
The secret plans to get schools to report immigration status to the Home Office were unnecessary all along.
Meller’s fall may be an extreme case, but the increasing involvement of businessmen in education raises wider concerns.
Many headteachers have already made redundancies, and most are worried about the future.
It shouldn't be a revelation that those working in public services tend to want more money for public services.
"It proves that we if we can get people on the ground, we can beat the air war."
Parents are starting to notice the consequence of schools funding changes. And they're not happy.
Schools are now required to collect data on their pupils’ places of birth – but the government still hasn’t explained what for.