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Who said what to whom? Ed Miliband, the Labour Leader, told his audience in the Hugo Young Memorial Lecture delivered earlier this week, that parents should have all year round access to information on their children’s progress at school.

What does it mean? Aside from the broader implications of “people powered public services”, which is how the press has interpreted Miliband’s speech, this is exactly the juicy sort of commitment that we like. The model for Miliband’s scheme is Shireland Collegiate Academy’s pioneering Learning Portal. The school serves a disadvantaged community and is ranked as Outstanding by Ofsted. The Portal…

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