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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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Trading floors need ethnic mix

Trading floors need ethnic mix | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Greater ethnic diversity on the trading floor could lessen the likelihood of a bubble in a financial market, a study has found.

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Article cites findings from the study by the ESRC-funded Centre for Market and Public Organisation (CMPO)   that revealed teenagers in London attain higher GCSE results than those in the rest of the country because the capital's schools have a higher proportion of pupils from ethnic minority backgrounds.

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‘No silver bullet’ for educating Yorkshire better

‘No silver bullet’ for educating Yorkshire better | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

There is no “silver bullet” which Yorkshire can take from London schools, according to an education expert who has called on the region to find its own ways to raise standards.

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The article cites a study by the ESRC-funded Centre for Market and Public Organisation.

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Diversity 'key to London GCSE gains'

Diversity 'key to London GCSE gains' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The success of London's schools has challenged the idea of poorer pupils being likely to underperform

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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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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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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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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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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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'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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