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Ofsted ratings do not reveal best nurseries for children, major report shows 

Ofsted ratings do not reveal best nurseries for children, major report shows  | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Sending children to a nursery school rated 'outstanding' by Ofsted makes barely any difference to how well they develop in their early years, a new report has found.

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The research was carried out by the ESRC-funded Centre for Economic Performance

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UK Data Service's curator insight, February 22, 5:14 AM
This article covers research which uses data held by the UK Data Service.

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Report identifies ways to boost children's quality of life through outdoor learning

Report identifies ways to boost children's quality of life through outdoor learning | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Outdoor learning can have a significant and positive impact on children’s quality of life but needs to be introduced more formally into global school curricula in order for its potential benefits to be fully realised, a new report suggests.

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Student Outcomes and Natural Schooling has been produced by Plymouth University and Western Sydney University, following a conference organised in collaboration with the University of East London and Natural England, and with funding from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

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Breaking the cycle of poor literacy standards- one step at a time

Breaking the cycle of poor literacy standards- one step at a time | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Each year across Greater Manchester, two out of every five children are defined as being "not school ready" when they're assessed at the end of their Reception year.

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The article cites the ESRC-funded Millennium Cohort Study which is based at the Centre for Longitudinal Studies.

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School lunches deliver health benefits - but only if they are consumed

Universal free school meals should be offered to all children in their first years of secondary school, according to one of the leading nutrition experts in the UK.

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The article cites research by Fuse: The Centre for Translational Research in Public Health which is part funded by the ESRC.

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No wonder private school numbers are rising

No wonder private school numbers are rising | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A new report has revealed the number of pupils at private schools is rising at its fastest rate since 2008. Boarding School Beak isn't surprised in the slightest

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Article cites findings from the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies

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How exercise helps your kids at school

How exercise helps your kids at school | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Children who do more physical activity are likely to improve their health and it might also help them improve their school grades.

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The author of this article, Josie Booth, receives funding from the ESRC. Josie is a lecturer for the School of Psychology at the University of Dundee.

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Glimpse of childhood

James Lascelles, headmaster of King Edward VI Grammar School and executive head teacher in the primary sector, gives his view on this week's education issues.

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The article cites the ESRC-funded survey, Understanding Society, the Household Longitudinal survey.

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School 'exacerbates' young disabled children's problems

School 'exacerbates' young disabled children's problems | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Researchers from the Institute of Education, the National Children's Bureau and the London School of Economics, have found that school can have a negative influence on disabled children’s behavioural problems, concluding that more could be done to reduce the challenges these children are facing.
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The article refers to an ESRC-funded study from the Institute of Education.

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School exacerbates behaviour problems of disabled children, study finds

School exacerbates behaviour problems of disabled children, study finds | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Behaviour problems experienced by disabled children are made worse by the education they receive in their early years, researchers have claimed.
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The article cites research by the ESRC-funded Millennium Cohort Study at the Centre for Longitudinal Studies.

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Free school meals: are the right children getting served?

Free school meals: are the right children getting served? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A Lib Dem MP and an author of the pilot evaluation are among the latest to question Nick Clegg's claims for the policy's educational benefits

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Article cites findings from the ESRC funded Institute for Fiscal Studies

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Brain Training Games Won't Help Children Do Better at School

Brain Training Games Won't Help Children Do Better at School | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

There has been a big increase recently in the number of computerised “brain training” programs marketed at young children.

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Article written by Emma Blakey who is an ESRC PhD researcher.

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Terry Doherty's curator insight, August 15, 2014 11:32 AM

Good to know ... science doesn't completely back up these claims. The analysis about the areas of the brain that are affected and their capacity to 'retain' this brain training really hit home.

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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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It’s parental attitudes that will help overcome the problem of lacking social mobility

It’s parental attitudes that will help overcome the problem of lacking social mobility | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

John Major has claimed to be “truly shocked” by the continuing dominance of the privately educated elite in British public life. Even Eton-educated David Cameron with his “posh boy” Cabinet has declared that the Government should do more to promote social mobility, so that “no matter where you come from, what god you worship, the colour of your skin, what community you belong to, you can get to the top”

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Sending girls to private schools will not help them earn any more money

Sending girls to private schools will not help them earn any more money | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Men are much more likely to benefit from a private education than women regardless of their qualifications, a new report suggests, thanks to long-standing “old boys” networks putting men ahead for top jobs and higher salaries.

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The article highlights research from the ESRC-funded Centre for Longitudinal Studies

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School success adds £140,000 to wages, research reveals

School success adds £140,000 to wages, research reveals | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Analysis lays bare the importance of getting good grades at school.
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The article cites research that was backed by the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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The superhead: how Cynthia Eubank turned a struggling Deptford primary school into the best in the country

The superhead: how Cynthia Eubank turned a struggling Deptford primary school into the best in the country | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Cynthia Eubank’s room at Grinling Gibbons primary school is half office and half data analysis centre. There are “data packs” strewn around, a row of folders full of Excel spreadsheets and performance graphs. Most key decisions she makes are based on “interrogating” them for insights.
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The article cites a report by the ESRC-funded Centre for Market and Public Organisation (CMPO) at the University of Bristol.

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London’s GCSE success due to ethnic diversity in capital’s schools

London’s GCSE success due to ethnic diversity in capital’s schools | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Researchers say pupils’ attainment and progress in past decade has less to do with innovative policy and more to do with ethnic composition

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Article cites the ESRC-funded Centre for Market and Public Organisation (CMPO) based at the University of Bristol

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Mixed prospects for bilingual pupils

Mixed prospects for bilingual pupils | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Primary school children from English speaking homes who attend Welsh only schools are less likely to be top performers in maths, science and English than English-medium pupils

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The article cites Dr Mirain Rhys from the ESRC-funded Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods (WISERD).

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Disabled pupils behaviour deteriorates at school

Disabled pupils behaviour deteriorates at school | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The behaviour of children with disabilities and learning difficulties often worsens when they start school, research suggests.

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Article cites the ESRC funded Millenium Cohort Study

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School places allocation: Lottery is 'fairer' way of deciding who gets top school places, report says

School places allocation: Lottery is 'fairer' way of deciding who gets top school places, report says | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
A lottery for school admissions could remove the barriers that stop disadvantaged pupils from getting into the country's top-performing schools, according to a new academic study.
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The article cites research by Bristol University's Centre for Marketing and Public Organisation (CMPO), which is funded by the ESRC.

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School can worsen disabled children's behavioural problems, researchers say

School can worsen disabled children's behavioural problems, researchers say | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Much more could be done to help children with physical and learning disabilities cope with the challenges they face on entering school, new research from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) suggests.

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The article cites research by the ESRC-funded Millennium Cohort Study at the Centre for Longitudinal Studies.

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Disabled children's behaviour 'deteriorates at school'

Disabled children's behaviour 'deteriorates at school' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The behaviour of children with disabilities and learning difficulties often worsens when they start school, research suggests.

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The article cites research by the ESRC-funded Millennium Cohort Study at the Centre for Longitudinal Studies.

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Reading crisis facing UK's children

One and a half million children will reach the age of 11 unable to ‘read well’ by 2025 unless urgent action is taken to tackle the reading crisis facing Britain’s pupils, according to new research.

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Article cites findings from the ESRC funded Millenium Cohort Study

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Universities urged to lower grade requirements for comprehensive pupils

Universities urged to lower grade requirements for comprehensive pupils | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The perennial call for universities to lower their admissions requirements for less privileged students has hit the news again today. 

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The article discusses a study from the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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Parents 'only go to church for places at faith schools'

Parents 'only go to church for places at faith schools' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Research released by the Church of England reveals that large numbers of parents are probably feigning faith to help secure good school places

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The Institute for Social and Economic Research and is home to the  UK Longitudinal Studies Centre which was established by the Economic and Social Research Council.

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