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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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Geoff Whitty – an appreciation

  It is with deep sadness that we relay the news that Geoff Whitty, Director Emeritus of the UCL Institute of Education (IOE), has died.  He passed away peacefully on Friday.  Here we celebrate his life and work.

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The tensions between economic and educational choices for schools have never been sharper

Toby Greany and Rob Higham. The economic and regulatory incentives facing state schools in England are increasingly in tension with an inclusive, broad and balanced education for pupils. Since 2010 the Government has used the language of a ‘self-improving school-led

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Why education research needs working papers

Alice Sullivan.  British education journals often object to the early publication of research findings in the form of working papers (also known as preprints. But would greater use of working papers be beneficial for the health of education research in

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What can short standardised tests tell us about the attainment and progress of individual pupils and of schools?

Rebecca Allen. Measuring changes in pupil attainment is at the heart of our work as education researchers. It is a practice that is also routinely carried out in schools to monitor pupil progress and teaching quality. One means of doing

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