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Election 2010

Don't miss this chance to put your questions to the movers and shakers in education

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Don't miss this chance to put your questions to the movers and shakers in education

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Education Election 2010 - the story so far

As hung parliament looms, Balls and Gove reach out to Lib Dems (published April 30 2010)
Labour and Tories seek out common ground with `third ' party while TES poll signals surge in teacher support for Clegg

Golden boy Clegg surges ahead - but will the attack dogs get him? (published April 30 2010)
A TES poll has found that teachers are swinging toward Lib Dem

Michael Gove Webchat (published April 30 2010)
Shadow schools secretary Michael Gove pulls on punches

On the campaign trail with Ed Balls (published April 30 2010)
Richard Vaughan spends a frenetic 11-hour day on the campaign trail with Ed Balls

David Laws pledges `More cash, even in these tough times' (published April 23 2010)
The Lib Dems pledge to give schools the freedom and the funds they need to innovate

Polls performer Clegg pledges Sats shake-up to cut stress (published April 23 2010)
Lib Dem leader says party would abolish external assessments - as unions vote to boycott them

Academy numbers would triple in September under Tories (published April 23 2010)
Unions warn of impending `chaos' as TES research suggests hundreds of schools would take up offer to opt out of LA control

`What will you do with your free time after May 6, Mr Balls?'(published April 23 2010)

In the latest of the TES web-chats with the education spokesmen for the three main parties, readers turned the screw over funding, behaviour, the primary curriculum, and more

Why my party's best: the battle for the teachers' vote (published April 16 2010)
As the general election campaign gathers pace, three teachers on the frontline of the political debate lay out their stalls

Cameron says cuts must be made in the DCSF(published April 16 2010)
Conservative leader warns The TES that hte next government will have to make difficult decisions

More unites the parties than divides them(published April 16 2010)
TES Editor Gerard Kelly claims that on a whole raft of issues, concensus reigns

The TES guide to the big three's election pledges (published April 9 2010)

The Conservative, Labour and Lib Dem education manifestos are all about raising standards - better-qualified teachers, behaviour and prospects for disadvantaged children. We see how they measure up.

Education is key election battleground, says Brown (published April 9 2010)

As landmark reforms are lost in parliamentary horse trading, PM speaks to The TES

From first place to third degree for Lib Dems' Laws(published March 26 2010)

David Laws is grilled by teachers on the TES Connect website on his approach to schools, teaching and the prospect of a hung Parliament

Tories would ditch pupil deprivation from tables (published March 26 2010)

`Spurious' contextual value added will be shelved in Conservatives' education overhaul

Middle man Laws is winner of Balls v Gove scrap (published March 19 2010)

Lib Dem education spokesman is audience favourite in TES pre-election debate as Schools Secretary and Conservative counterpart slug it out

Big Beasts' point-scoring leaves crowd underwhelmed (published March 19 2010)

Read TES news editor Ed Dorrell's take on the pre-election debate and get the view from the Twitterati

Gove: Why not trust teachers to set up schools? (published March 12 2010)

The shadow schools secretary wants the profession in the driving seat, setting the ethos

Tories plan immediate and radical reform of curriculum (published: March 5 2010)

Party proposes overhaul by September 2011, focusing on English, maths and science and handing control of A-levels to universities

PM treads on Tory toes to unveil Labour version of parent power(published: Feb 26 2010)

In direct challenge to the Opposition, Brown hands over right to initiate school leadership change

Cameron waves the workers' flag (published: Feb 26 2010)

Teachers to run schools, appoint governors and heads and share any surplus cash? It all sounds like a throwback to the socialist 1970s, but these are actually the Conservatives' new education plans.

Lib Dems slam Tories' curriculum reform plans (published: Feb 19 2010)

Party lashes out at `confused' policies on core subjects and academies

Tories would allow teachers to tell heads, "You're fired" (published: Feb 19 2010)

David Cameron's co-operative worker plan hands `dramatic new powers' to public sector staff

Gove accuses Balls of spending `evasion' (published: Jan 22 2010)

The Conservatives have accused Schools Secretary Ed Balls of keeping them in the dark over his department's spending plans.

Good news for Gordon: teachers back Labour (published: Jan 15 2010)

Labour remains the most popular party among the teaching community, an Ipsos MORI poll of teachers has revealed. A survey of 1,000 teachers showed that 25 per cent who expressed a preference would vote for the party if there was a general election tomorrow.

Better the devil you know (published: Jan 15 2010)

A new poll says the beleaguered Labour party is still the most popular among teachers. But is this just a sign of a profession wearied by change?

Chris Woodhead on the prospect of a Conservative government (published: Jan 15 2010)

Shadow schools secretary Michael Gove has promised more professional autonomy to schools and a genuine choice for parents. There could, for better or worse, be significant change."

In election year, change looms large (published: Jan 8 2010)

Teachers face policy and funding upheaval in 2010, whichever way they vote.

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