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18/10/2016, Today - BBC Radio 4

18/10/2016, Today - BBC Radio 4 | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
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Anna Vignoles, an ESRC Research Committee member, talks about grammar schools' admissions policies for poorer children

 

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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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The Grammar School Challenge

The Grammar School Challenge | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Allowing more grammar schools would send a strange message on social mobility
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The article cites research from the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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Greening pledges grammar 'meritocracy'

Greening pledges grammar 'meritocracy' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A new generation of grammar schools will improve access to good school places, Education Secretary Justine Greening tells MPs.

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The piece includes insight from a new report by the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies

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Did grammar schools help social mobility?

Did grammar schools help social mobility? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The argument for expanding grammar schools in England makes two big claims - that it will improve choice for families and support social mobility.

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This article refers to a study undertaken by the ESRC funded Institute for Fiscal Studies

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I was a working-class grammar school pupil – our success is built off those left behind

I was a working-class grammar school pupil – our success is built off those left behind | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Theresa May is, we learn, ready to scrap the near 20-year ban on grammar schools, launching a “new generation” of selective education. Creating more grammars will aid “social mobility”, a government source said. “If you’re a really bright kid you should have the opportunity to excel as far as your talents take you."

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This article references information from the ESRC funded  Institute for Fiscal Studies

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