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Why are girls in the UK doing so much less well than boys in school science?

Michael Reiss An education report from the OECD is nowadays nearly always big news, and today’s on Gender Equality in Education is no exception. Gender has always been important in education. What the report shows, which will surprise some, and

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Science and mathematics education for 2030: vision or dream?

Michael J Reiss After three years of work and nine commissioned reports, the Royal Society has published its vision for science and mathematics education. It may not push Luis Suarez or Andy Coulson off the front pages but this is

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The National Curriculum: what’s the point of it all?

 Michael J Reiss and John White After Michael Gove’s announcement last week that English Baccalaureate Certificates (EBCs) have been abandoned and that GCSEs will carry on, some might assume that the debate about the school curriculum has, temporarily at least,

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