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How “Nonprofit” Charter Schools Make a Profit

There are many ways in which nonprofit charters make a profit. Most involve complex real estate transactions and such things as “triple net leases” which are hard for the public to understand. Such deals often involve a charter operator owning … Continue reading

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Academies and free schools underperform in Sats, figures show

Maintained schools in England outperform academies and free schools in national exams taken at the end of year 6, and pupils in multi-academy trusts do worse on average, figures show. The DfE report said 64% of pupils at multi-academy trusts … Continue reading

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7 tips on what schools can expect under a Tory majority

Tes has been speaking to those close to the newly elected Johnson government for an insight into what teachers can expect on education over the next Parliament. The Conservative manifesto was fairly thin on major new schools policies but here are … Continue reading

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The Brexit-backing businessmen taking control of England’s schools

In England today almost 9,000 schools with more than 4 million pupils operate outside of their democratically-accountable local authorities. These schools are state-funded but independent of local control. The charitable trusts that run them are accountable only to the Secretary … Continue reading

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£186m spent on closed free schools, says NEU

A total of £186 million has been spent on free schools that subsequently closed, according to new analysis by the NEU teaching union. Research published today shows that one in eight schools that opened under the free school banner – a … Continue reading

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