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The Walton Family plot to privatize the public schools of Arkansas

The headquarters of the Walton/Walmart billionaires is in Bentonville, Arkansas, so it is not surprising that the Walton Family Foundation and the members of the family (net worth: $100 billion) have decided to privatize the public schools of Arkansas. Arkansas … Continue reading

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Most MAT leaders want more DfE support

The majority of leaders and headteachers in multi-academy trusts say they do not get enough support from the Department for Education and their regional schools commissioners (RSCs), a new survey has revealed. The research found that 62 per cent of school leaders … Continue reading

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Dramatic slowdown in number of schools opting to become academies

The number of schools choosing to become academies has slumped dramatically in the past 12 months, continuing a strongly downward trend which started two years ago, Education Uncovered can reveal. In the academic year 2018-19 the number of applications to … Continue reading

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Two academy chains dominate list of 41 schools that excluded more than one in five pupils

Academies accounted for 39 of the 41 schools with the highest exclusion rates. The other two were run by their local authority. An English state school has suspended more than half its pupils in a single year for the first … Continue reading

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Leaked documents reveal Tories’ dramatic plans for schools

A raft of dramatic and controversial education measures including billions of pounds in new funding, a crackdown on student behaviour and a further wave of free schools are to be announced by the government within days, according to a confidential … Continue reading

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