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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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Wellbeing research: Recessions hurt more than booms help

Busts hurt more than booms help. New lessons for growth policy from global wellbeing surveys.

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Article cites findings from the ESRC Centre for Economic Performance

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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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China's Economic Boom Thwarts Its Carbon Emissions Goals

China's Economic Boom Thwarts Its Carbon Emissions Goals | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Efforts to reduce China's carbon dioxide emissions are being offset by the country's rampant economic growth, according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA). 

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Article cites the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy

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Why George Osborne's headline-grabbing claims are wrong

Why George Osborne's headline-grabbing claims are wrong | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Three strong fiscal propositions emerged from last week's Conservative Party conference. First, that job-dodging scroungers have pushed up the working-age welfare bill into the stratosphere. Second, that an army of modest earners have been sucked into the higher income tax rate bracket. Third, that £25bn of further spending cuts will be needed in the next parliament. But don't take any of those propositions at face value.
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UK deficit challenge looms

UK deficit challenge looms | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Prime Minister David Cameron’s announcement of tax cuts has exhilarated his Conservative Party, but the sobering question of who can be trusted with Britain’s public finances remains the key to next year’s national election.

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The article cites the Institute for Fiscal Studies, which receives ESRC funding.

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'Trust me' - Labour and the Conservatives have laid out their plans to help squeezed Britons

As Britain’s party-conference season nears its end it is clear that the economy will dominate campaigning ahead of the May 2015 general election.

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Salmond accused of creating £700 million NHS shortfall

Salmond accused of creating £700 million NHS shortfall | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The Tories accuse the First Minister of reneging on his promise of passing on to the Scottish NHS all the extra funds created by additional health spending in England.
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David Cameron: Tax cuts could start before Britain is 'back in black' - Telegraph

David Cameron: Tax cuts could start before Britain is 'back in black' - Telegraph | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The Institute for Fiscal Studies has warned that the cost of raising the threshold will require even deeper cuts in public spending in the first two years of the next Parliament than the £25 billion already planned.
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The Institute for Fiscal Studies receives funding from 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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Economist finds formula for the "perfect ask" in online fundraising

Economist finds formula for the "perfect ask" in online fundraising | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Going it alone and setting targets are part of the "perfect ask" fundraising formula to generate the most online donations for charity events, according to research. Are there business lessons to be drawn from this?

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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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The case for working mothers

Convention says women can't have it all, but a new report provides further evidence that they can have happy, healthy children as well as a full-time job.
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This article cites data from the British Youth Panel which is part of the ESRC-funded British Household Panel Survey.

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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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Police innovation project for West Yorkshire

A 12-month project is underway, designed to bring innovation to policing across the county.

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Time to tax? Prostitution and illegal drugs add £12.27bn to the economy

Time to tax? Prostitution and illegal drugs add £12.27bn to the economy | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The Office of National Statistics has added them for the first time to the UK’s national accounts – and revealed that we spend more on drugs than either alcohol or personal grooming

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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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Money doesn’t talk when it comes to student behaviour

Incentives have little effect on pupil performance, study says
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Mummy I'm home

It is a well accepted fact that the British leave home as early as 16 years to lead independent lives. The British system is such that anyone over the age of 16 is entitled for state benefits including housing. Therefore young blood with rebellious minds leave home early looking for 'independence'. Is it still the case?

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Cameron’s tax cuts benefit middle and higher earners, not the poorest

Cameron’s tax cuts benefit middle and higher earners, not the poorest | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
James Ball: Lifting tax thresholds helps those earning enough to pay tax, while benefit cuts redistribute from the poorest to the better off
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Brian Wilson: The problem of ruling by committee

Brian Wilson: The problem of ruling by committee | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Democratic interest is badly served by the Nats’ domination of Holyrood’s discursive chambers, writes Brian Wilson
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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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Domestic postgraduate places ‘aided by overseas expansion’

Domestic postgraduate places ‘aided by overseas expansion’ | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Fees paid by growing numbers of overseas postgraduates studying in the UK have helped to subsidise additional places for domestic learners
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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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'Hundreds of lives lost' over failure to bring in minimum alcohol pricing, says study

'Hundreds of lives lost' over failure to bring in minimum alcohol pricing, says study | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Hundreds of alcohol-related deaths could already have been prevented if the Government had introduced minimum unit pricing last year, according to a study published on Wednesday.
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The article cites research by the University of Sheffield which was jointly funded by the ESRC and the Medical Research Council.

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