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Subjects impact little on poor pupils' job prospects

Subjects impact little on poor pupils' job prospects | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
School leavers from poorer families are significantly more likely to be unemployed regardless of which subjects they have studied, research shows.
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The paper, Inequalities in school leavers' labour market outcomes: do school subject choices matter?, was funded by the ESRC and is published in the Centre for Longitudinal Studies Working Paper Series.

The paper, Inequalities in school leavers' labour market outcomes: do school subject choices matter?, was funded by the ESRC and is published in the Centre for Longitudinal Studies Working Paper Series.

The paper, Inequalities in school leavers' labour market outcomes: do school subject choices matter?, was funded by the ESRC and is published in the Centre for Longitudinal Studies Working Paper Series.
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Send us your schoolwork! Study to shape curriculum

Send us your schoolwork! Study to shape curriculum | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The biggest-ever archive of pupils’ schoolwork is being collected as part of a three year-project looking at how children use language as they get older

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The British National Corpus is being created by the ESRC-funded Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science (CASS)

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Theresa May's grammar school plans are under threat

Theresa May's grammar school plans are under threat | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Opposition to new grammar schools is growing among Conservative MPs, threatening Theresa May with possible defeat over her first flagship policy.

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The article includes reference to a new report from the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies

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English pupil's maths scores improve under east Asian approach

English pupil's maths scores improve under east Asian approach | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Study shows ‘maths mastery’ experiment improved children’s scores in English schools after just one year

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Article cites findings from a UCL study which used data from the ESRC funded British Cohort Study

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The academic case for banning cell phones at school

The academic case for banning cell phones at school | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

As journalists, we dutifully report on what's going wrong, from scandals and corruption to natural disasters and social problems. But far too often the media fails to show the whole picture.

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Article cites findings published by the ESRC-funded Centre for Economic Performance

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Banning mobiles from schools is same as extra week of lessons a year

Banning mobiles from schools is same as extra week of lessons a year | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The research, published by the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics, was completed at 91 schools in Birmingham, London, Leicester and Manchester.

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Article cites the ESRC-funded Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics

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Learning the lessons of London's schools success may not be easy

Blue Gate Fields junior school in Tower Hamlets, east London, has produced "spectacular results."  It is ranked in the top 20 per cent in England for attainment in grammar and reading and in the top 40 per cent for maths. For a school in one of the most deprived London boroughs, the results are truly impressive

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Article cites findings from the ESRC-funded Centre for Market and Public Organisation and also a report by the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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Report warns flagship education policy is failing to break pupil poverty link

Report warns flagship education policy is failing to break pupil poverty link | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Researchers from Cardiff University said inequalities between pupils 'persist' six years after launch of flagship policy
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The article cites research by the Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data and Methods (Wiserd), which is co-funded by the ESRC.

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Bradley Gomoluch's curator insight, July 29, 2015 8:14 PM

Looking at what other countries are doing to close the achievement gaps. I like that fact that programs are proactive. Early intervention programs for (early childhood) preschool students that are at-risk.  

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Are cliques taking control of our governing bodies?

Small groups are dominating too many decisions, study finds

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Article cites the ESRC-funded study on the changing governance of schools in England

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Pupils from posh suburbs hog Sheffield’s best school, report reveals

Pupils from posh suburbs hog Sheffield’s best school, report reveals | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Children in Sheffield’s poorer suburbs are having to travel further to get into higher performing primary schools – while those in wealthier areas are likelier to attend one on their doorstep.

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Article cites the ESRC-funded Travel to School Project part of the Secondary Data Analysis Initiative

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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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Article cites the ESRC-funded Millenium Cohort Study

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‘Local schools’ drive inequality

Education News Along with comparing academic results, the distance to school is an important factor when parents are making their school preferences.

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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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Money doesn’t talk when it comes to student behaviour

Incentives have little effect on pupil performance, study says
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The article cites the Institute for Fiscal Studies, which receives ESRC funding.

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Breakfast club for all pupils and an end to school funding cuts

Breakfast club for all pupils and an end to school funding cuts | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The Prime Minister will pledge that the intervention means ‘no child will lose out’ from a shake-up which had threatened to leave thousands of schools worse off.

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

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‘Would you say that word in a Chinese takeaway?’: schools fight racism head-on

‘Would you say that word in a Chinese takeaway?’: schools fight racism head-on | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

As hate crime rises after the Brexit vote, primary schools are redoubling efforts to counter racist views – and research shows why it really matters

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The article refers to a study by the ESRC-funded Millennium Cohort Study.

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Marta Santos's curator insight, October 6, 2016 4:53 PM

Este artigo demonstra a importância do combate a várias formas de opressão a minorias, nomeadamente o racismo, já que, e muitas vezes isto é esquecido, a globalização é também um fator importante na difusão de povos das mais diferentes culturas a nível mundial.

UK Data Service's curator insight, October 7, 2016 8:41 AM
This article covers research which uses data held by the UK Data Service.

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Secondary schools face sharpest cuts to funding since 1970s, says thinktank

Secondary schools face sharpest cuts to funding since 1970s, says thinktank | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

IFS forecasts fall in spending of seven per cent per pupil in England by 2020 and highlights wide variations in local authority funding.

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The Institute of Fiscal Studies is funded by the ESRC.

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How stereotypes reinforce inequalities in primary school

How stereotypes reinforce inequalities in primary school | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

New research has raised concerns that teachers are biased against certain pupils based on their gender, ethnic group or family income.

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Article cites findings using data from the ESRC-funded Millennium Cohort Study based at the Institute of Education

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Article cites findings using data from the ESRC-funded Millennium Cohort Study based at the Institute of Education

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Schools that ban mobile phones see better academic results

Schools that ban mobile phones see better academic results | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Effect of ban on phones adds up to equivalent of extra week of classes over a pupil’s school year

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Article cites findings published by the ESRC-funded Centre for Economic Performance

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'Naughty pupils could be more at risk under academies,' report warns

'Naughty pupils could be more at risk under academies,' report warns | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Badly-behaved children or students with special needs could be more likely to be expelled under academies because of their freedoms on admissions and exclusions

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Article cites findings from the ESRC Centre for Economic Performance based at the London School of Economics

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Mandatory sex education is long overdue – but it shouldn't be just about risk prevention

Mandatory sex education is long overdue – but it shouldn't be just about risk prevention | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A new report from MPs on the Education Select Committee calling for sex education to be made statutory, has much in it to be welcomed by those who have been campaigning for improvements in sex education.

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Article cites research findings from the ESRC-funded National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles

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Annie Edmonds 's curator insight, May 29, 2015 6:55 PM

IT's a new day for Sex Education.  And it's about time we start teaching high school aged kids what sex is really all about, the good, the bad, and the amazing. 

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The persistent appeal of grammar schools

The persistent appeal of grammar schools | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

What's behind the undying fascination with grammar schools? Four decades after almost all of them disappeared in England, there are still appeals for their return.

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Article cites the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies

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Want to know why London’s schools perform better? Immigration

Want to know why London’s schools perform better? Immigration | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Simon Burgess for the Conversation: The children of recent immigrants typically have greater hopes and expectations of education. The capital’s diversity should be celebrated
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Article on research from ESRC-funded Centre for Market and Public Organisation, at the University of Bristol, from research Simon Burgess.

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Hunting for a school place is a brutal lesson in economics

Hunting for a school place is a brutal lesson in economics | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Russell Lynch looks at the economic issues involved in choosing the right school for your child.

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The article quotes Professor Simon Burgess from the ESRC-funded Centre for Market and Public Organisation, at the University of Bristol.

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Inside Steve Jobs schools: swapping books for iPads

Inside Steve Jobs schools: swapping books for iPads | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it


Schools in the Netherlands have shunned textbooks and only use Apple tablets for teaching and learning. A year in, journalist Sarah Marsh investigates how pupils and teachers are faring

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Article quotes ESRC Future Research Leader, Dr Andrew Manches at the University of Edinburgh

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'Hold lotteries for places at best schools' say researchers

'Hold lotteries for places at best schools' say researchers | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Popular primary schools as well as secondaries should ditch the requirement for parents to live nearby because it favours wealthy parents who can afford to live where they choose, researchers have said.

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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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