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Technical education: going beyond parity of esteem

Matthew Harrison.  The announcement of a further £500m a year for 16-19 technical education made in the Budget this week, along with a 50% rise in the training provided to a total of 900 hours per year from 2019, has

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What kind of learning do we need to make the most of the new technological revolution?

Rose Luckin.  Learning is the key to success in the fourth industrial revolution and I was delighted to be asked to provide evidence to the Future of Work Commission at the House of Lords. It helped me to crystalize my

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Posted in Education policy, Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment

Grammar schools: why academic selection only benefits the very affluent

Simon Burgess, University of Bristol; Claire Crawford, University of Warwick, and Lindsey Macmillan, UCL.  With the recent news that more than £500m has been set aside by the UK government for new free schools – many of which could well

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Growth of Multi-Academy Trusts: do we need to put the brakes on?

Melanie Ehren.  Yesterday, the House of Commons Education Committee issued its report on Multi-Academy Trusts (MATs) with the key headline of: ‘MPs concerned about performance, accountability and expansion of multi-academy trusts’. The report issues a number of recommendations, all of which

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Why teachers in London’s most diverse schools believe Brexit threatens British values

Miri Yemini.  It has now been six months since the referendum results revealed British voters’ decision to withdraw from the European Union, and schools in London are beginning to adjust to this new phase of history. As schools are now

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