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Russell Group report reviews difficulties in eliminating educational inequalities - The Boar

Russell Group report reviews difficulties in eliminating educational inequalities - The Boar | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
The Russell Group, an organisation representing 24 leading universities in the UK, has released a report detailing their aims to reduce inequalities in the education sector within universities.

The ‘Pathways to Potential’ report details the present inequalities for disadvantaged students when accessing higher education, highlighting key gaps present in social, geographic, and minority student equality still being present despite the rise of under-represented groups attending such universities. 
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DfE to gather data on thousands of pupils and parents to support coronavirus policy response

DfE to gather data on thousands of pupils and parents to support coronavirus policy response | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
The Department for Education is to create on online platform to gather information on the effect of coronavirus on thousands of pupils and parents throughout England.

The department is shortly to assemble a panel of 2,500 secondary school students and their parents, as well as 2,500 parents of primary-school pupils. This group, drawn from across the country, should constitute a “nationally-representative sample”.

Between August and January 2021, panel members will be regularly asked to complete online surveys about the impact of coronavirus on education and the lives of children and their families.
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North-South divide 'all about pupil background' | Tes

North-South divide 'all about pupil background' | Tes | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
The North-South divide in terms of how well pupils do at age 5 virtually disappears once background factors are taken into account, new Department for Education research suggests.

The study into regional differences in attainment in the early years found significant variations – but the report says that few differences existed once factors such as ethnic composition and socioeconomic profile were taken into account.
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1,000 PUPILS MISS OUT ON TOP GRADES

1,000 PUPILS MISS OUT ON TOP GRADES | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Over 1,000 disadvantaged students who did well in primary school are missing out on top grades at GCSE each year, according to new research published by the Sutton Trust today.

Potential for Success looks at how students with high prior attainment in England perform at school and reviews the evidence to find out how best to support them to reach their full potential.

The report finds that poorer pupils are less likely to perform well at the end of primary school than their classmates. Only 4% of disadvantaged students score in the top 10% when they’re 11 years old, compared to 13% of their more advantaged peers.
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Schools stop collection of pupils’ nationality data

Schools stop collection of pupils’ nationality data | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Schools have been told to no longer record every pupil’s nationality and country of birth, after a huge outcry and calls for a parental boycott.

However, historic data gathered since the policy was introduced in October 2016 will not be deleted by the Department for Education (DfE), which will retain it for research purposes.

The climbdown has been revealed in a guide to the school census - the statutory survey of students that takes place three times a year - released by the DfE.

It says: “Schools must no longer request this information from parents, or retain the data within their system, for purpose of transmitting to the department via the school census.”
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Thousands of pupils missing from English school rolls – study | Education | The Guardian

Thousands of pupils missing from English school rolls – study | Education | The Guardian | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Thousands of children and young adults in England are missing from official education statistics after being taken out of state schools and failing to sit their GCSEs, according to researchers who say they have uncovered a black hole in the government’s figures.

The research found that 22,000 pupils who would have been in the sixth form this year left mainstream schooling before finishing year 11. Thousands of these had either moved away from England, joined private schools or were being home-schooled, but the location of up to 7,700 children could not be identified, FFT Education Datalab said.
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Children from higher-income families use pre-school for longer | Nursery World

Children from higher-income families use pre-school for longer | Nursery World | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it

Children from poorer backgrounds are more likely to have delayed access to funded early years education, new research from the LSE suggests.

The findings show that children who go on to claim Free School Meals are less likely to use their full entitlement to funded places than children not eligible for them.

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Supporting your EAL learners

Supporting your EAL learners | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it

This article, the first in a series of articles on supporting EAL learners that will appear in the coming year, examines the recent research report from the Education Policy Institute (EPI), with the Bell Foundation and Unbound Philanthropy – entitled Educational Outcomes of Children with English as an Additional Language.

 

The series will provide insights into, and best practice on, how to support individual learners through a whole school approach.

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Free schools meals measure masks north-south divide in pupil poverty

Free schools meals measure masks north-south divide in pupil poverty | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Researcher calls for pupil premium funding to reflect poverty more accurately
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New GCSEs dogged by 'long tail of underachievement'

New GCSEs dogged by 'long tail of underachievement' | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
England has a 'disproportionate numbers of low-attaining pupils', say the report authors
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English Education: World Class? - Sector Response

English Education: World Class? - Sector Response | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it

"In their major new report out today (23 Aug), English Education: World Class?, UCL Institute of Education and Education Policy Institute (EPI) have identified what these new grades mean in terms of a world class education system and how far education in England needs to improve to match the highest performing countries in the world."

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Schools need 50 years to close attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their richer peers, finds study

Schools need 50 years to close attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their richer peers, finds study | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
It will take 50 years to close the attainment gap between England’s most disadvantaged pupils and their wealthier peers at the current rate of progress, according to a major new study.  In an alarming conclusion, the researchers claim that the most disadvantaged schoolchildren – those eligible for free school meals – are two years behind their richer classmates by the time they sit their GCSEs at the end of secondary school. 
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GCSE standard pass not enough to match top nations, says thinktank

GCSE standard pass not enough to match top nations, says thinktank | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Education Policy Institute urges DfE to set its sights higher in maths and English scores to catch up with rivals
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New parent and pupil panel to aid Covid-19 policymaking

New parent and pupil panel to aid Covid-19 policymaking | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
The government is setting up a new online panel of 5,000 pupils and parents who will complete fortnightly surveys to inform coronavirus policymaking.

The Department for Education is looking for a contractor to set up the “parent and pupil panel” to “help monitor the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on children and young people”.
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September: Children's genes uncover potential school league table bias | News | University of Bristol

September: Children's genes uncover potential school league table bias | News | University of Bristol | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
A new examination of the role of children's genomes in their education progress reveals their impact on both school league tables and how teacher performance is assessed.
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More Government Grammar Schools Don't Lead To Better Outcomes For Poor Kids

More Government Grammar Schools Don't Lead To Better Outcomes For Poor Kids | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Over 25 years ago, members of Congress saw statistics showing that U.S. people with college educations made more money, and they declared that college education should be a right. The solution was indicative of government - change student loans to being unlimited.

Are young people all making more money? No, they are buried in debt, but schools that were once foundering are now doing quite well. An entirely industry built up around universities for under-achieving students with money. And on the other end, credentialism came into play. A bachelor's degree became what a high school diploma was.
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About 1,000 high-attaining poor pupils miss top GCSE grades

About 1,000 high-attaining poor pupils miss top GCSE grades | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
About 1,000 high-attaining primary schools are missing out on top GCSE grades, while their richer peers with the same prior attainment are pulling ahead.

Just over half of poorer pupils who were within the top 10 per cent of key stage 2 scores in English and maths at primary school went on to get top grades at GCSE, compared with nearly three quarters of their wealthier counterparts.
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Which university courses boost graduates' wages the most?

Which university courses boost graduates' wages the most? | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it

"Find out which courses and which universities can boost earnings after graduation - use the interactive tool."

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Free early years schemes 'disproportionately benefit the better-off' | Children & Young People Now

Free early years schemes 'disproportionately benefit the better-off' | Children & Young People Now | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it

Government initiatives to offer free early education are disproportionately benefitting children from affluent families, analysis of pupil data has concluded.

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Poorer children are less likely to benefit from free nursery places | Nuffield Foundation

Poorer children are less likely to benefit from free nursery places | Nuffield Foundation | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Free nursery places disproportionately benefit children from higher income families, according to a new research paper from Nuffield-funded researchers at LSE’s Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE). 

Since 2004, all three-year-olds have been entitled to a free nursery place. In 2010 this entitlement rose from 12.5 to 15 hours a week and in 2013, free places were extended to two-year-olds from low-income families. Last year, there was an additional expansion to 30 funded hours a week for three and four-year-olds with working parents. The government currently spends £6 billion a year in total on early education and childcare.
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Durham Uni experts call on getting rid of grammar schools

Durham Uni experts call on getting rid of grammar schools | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it

"Now, researchers in our region say grammar schools, are actually no more, or less effective, than state schools in terms of attainment. The study by Durham University says the apparent success of selective education can be explained by the status and achievement of students before they join."

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GCSEs 'need tougher pass mark to catch international rivals' - BBC News

GCSEs 'need tougher pass mark to catch international rivals' - BBC News | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
GCSE grades need to rise in England to catch up with high-achieving education systems, researchers say.
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'More pupils must achieve good GCSEs if England is to compete with world's best'

'More pupils must achieve good GCSEs if England is to compete with world's best' | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
More top performers are needed in English and maths to 'compete with world's best', research finds
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Schools face an 'immense' challenge to improve pupils’ maths grades, report says

Schools face an 'immense' challenge to improve pupils’ maths grades, report says | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it

"England's schools face an “immense” challenge to improve pupils’ maths performance to catch up with the world’s leading countries, an alarming report warns today."

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Closing attainment gap for disadvantaged pupils will take 50 years

Closing attainment gap for disadvantaged pupils will take 50 years | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it

"Conclusion in Education Policy Institute report based on current trends - It would take 50 years for the attainment gap between disadvantaged secondary school pupils and their peers to close if current trends do not improve, new research has found."

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