Friday, 6 August 2010

PEN Summer Reading

The summer holidays are a time for unwinding and recharging batteries. This year, despite the recess, the constant stream of education news and opinion shows no sign of stopping.

In light of this, throughout the summer, PEN is bringing you a concise weekly selection of 10 great articles from the past 7 days. The best, most interesting or overlooked reads from the education blogosphere. Check this PEN blog every Friday afternoon for everything you need to keep up to date on developments in education policy.

Holiday Reading: Friday 6th August

Patrick Wilson's Montrose42 blog with an informative article on the different clauses in the academies act and what they mean.

BBC article on the trends and information revealed by this week's test results and the impact of the boycott.

Conor Ryan on this week's results, effectiveness of the teachers boycott and what the future may hold for the examinations.

Nick Seaton explains to Conservative Home why he only gives the Secretary of State 5/10 for his first weeks in office.

Mike Baker's piece for the BBC on the similarities between the new academies and the GM schools of the 1980's.

TES on the difficult first weeks for the Secretary of State

First of a series of features from the Guardian following Goddard Park School as it races to open as an academy in September.

The NUT responds to the test results which were released this week

A light-hearted blog from Arthur De Caux on the end of term and the summer holidays

The BBC revealed on Friday that 77 of the axed BSF schools under consideration will get Green light to rebuild

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