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BBC Radio 4 Today programme - new grammar school

Morning news. Includes Sports Desk, Yesterday in Parliament, Weather, Thought for the Day.

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Radio programme interviews ESRC Future Research Leader Dr Rebecca Allen from the Institute for Education

Interview starts at 1:20 and concludes at 1:25

Programme originally aired 15/10/2015

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Grammar school girls earn a fifth more, study finds

Grammar school girls earn a fifth more, study finds | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Grammar school educated women go on to earn 20 per cent more and have fewer children than those in non-selective institutions, new research shows
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This research was carried out by the Institute for Social and Economic Research at the University of Essex. ISER is funded by the ESRC.

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New approach to writing changes policy and practice

New approach to writing changes policy and practice | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A decade of research into the development of writing in school-aged children at the University of Exeter has shaped classroom practice in the teaching of writing and informed national and international policy. This has resulted in measurable improvements to children’s writing abilities and has changed ways of thinking about writing.

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The research is being celebrated by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) who have awarded the Centre for Research in Writing with First Prize for Outstanding Impact in Society at this year’s ESRC Celebrating Impact Prize

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