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The Department for Education needs to open up

A new report has been seized on by critics of academies, but it has more to tell us about transparency

By Josh Lowe  

Michael Gove's academies programme has had a huge impact, but more data is needed to evaluate its success. © Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire/Press Association Images

“Under David Cameron there is no convincing evidence that schools policy has delivered improvements for children in England.” Or that’s what Labour want you to think. What they don’t mention, responding yesterday to a new report on Academies and Free Schools by the…

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