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If London were a country, how would it do in PISA?

Not as well as you’d expect, it turns out

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PISA: England’s schools segregate by ability more than almost every other country in the world

Comparing rates of setting and grouping by ability to those of other nations

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Cultural capital and curriculum: will OFSTED’s new framework encourage better education in our schools?

Michael Young. OFSTED’s decision to revise their Inspection Framework to give less emphasis to pupil outcomes and more to the curriculum and ‘the substance of education’ was largely welcomed by the teaching profession. However, implementing such a change was always

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Rules of engagement: 5 takeaways for research impact from the award-winning ASPIRES project

  Tatiana Souteiro Dias and Emily Macleod.  Collaboration with individuals and organisations beyond academia for the benefit of society is an increasingly important part of research teams’ activities. But how can academics achieve this when there are so many competing

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Getting the science straight: the schools minister’s suggestion that private schools convey little academic advantage does not stand up to scrutiny

Francis Green.  A recent report from the Sutton Trust reveals that positions of public influence are still disproportionately cornered by the privately educated, with little progress since their previous report. So the Johnson – Hunt (Eton – Charterhouse) contest to be

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