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Closing the gap: we need the best teachers in the most deprived schools

Becky Francis.  Our society is stuck in a rut on social mobility – or rather, immobility. For decades, governments of every persuasion have sought to improve social mobility, to narrow the gap between young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and their

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Posted in Childhood & early education, Education policy

Physics: why it’s still a guy thing

Becky Francis.  The movie Hidden Figures, which has just opened in the UK, tells the story of three African-American women who played key roles at NASA in the space race of the 1960s. Katherine Johnson devised the maths that made

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Posted in Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment