DfE published the final proposals for a new primary accountability framework. Michael Tidd summarised the main changes and gave his take on them (spoiler: he's not impressed).
The NUT went on strike. Michael Tidd didn't think that was a good idea either. Nor did John Blake.
DfE also published plans for a new 16-19 accountability regime.
And plans to cut £200m from LAs and academies
Why literacy is knowledge by Robert Pondiscio
David Didau on the importance of school behaviour policies (it regularly amazes me how many schools still don't apply one consistently)
Deevybee on whether Dyslexia is an appropriate label
Cherryl KD on training teachers with a SEN specialism
Alex Quigley with some tips for new bloggers
A sample of Daisy Christodoulou's book in American Educator
Harry Webb on the future of education research
Michael Tidd (again) on seven questions you should ask about your post-levels assessment system
Shaun Allison on why some of his school's departments are so successful
Annie Murphy Paul on the importance of analogies
Fascinating report from HEFCE on different in degree outcomes for different groups. The main focus has been on state school pupils doing better than private ones but there's a lot of interesting/worrying stuff in there.
Dan Willingham on a new study showing readability levels may well be inaccurate
Big new Gates Foundation funded report on Khan Academy - which still leaves us unsure as to whether it has any benefit.