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The STEM gender gap: what can we do about it?

Date: 22.08.2018

Only dramatic intervention will change girls’ low take-up of physics and maths: IFS...

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Inequality in schools

Date: 21.08.2018

Labour analysis finds “shameful” inequality in England’s education system...

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University aspirations 2018

Date: 16.08.2018

The proportion of young people who think it’s important to go to university is at it’s lowest since 2010....

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Free For All? Analysing Free Schools in England, 2018

Date: 16.08.2018

Only one third of free schools set up to date were found to demonstrate a novel approach...

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Can summer schools improve outcomes for disadvantaged...

Date: 16.08.2018

Recent evidence on the effectiveness of ‘transition’ and ‘access’ summer schools for pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds...

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Education in England: Annual Report 2018

Date: 16.08.2018

Overall, there is little change in the gap in school attainment between disadvantaged pupils and their peers. ...

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Why new DfE statistics may be concealing the number of...

Date: 16.08.2018

The overall effect of DfE presenting data this way is to underestimate the number of academies that are in financial difficulties...

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Curriculum based financial planning

Date: 16.08.2018

Half of schools will receive insufficient additional funding to cover a 1% increase in expenditure on staff...

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Early years education: what does high-quality provision...

Date: 16.08.2018

If the government is serious about using early years provision to improve outcomes then it must pay attention to these findings ...

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HE funding: past, present and options for the future

Date: 16.08.2018

There has been a big shift in the way government funds higher education (HE) from up-front grants to student loans....

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Debate on spending of the Department for Education

Date: 27.06.2018

This Debate Pack provides background on Department for Education spending. It covers spending on schools, further and higher education....

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Review of Post-18 Education and Funding

Date: 27.06.2018

On 19 February 2018, the Prime Minister, Theresa May, announced in a speech that there would be a “wide-ranging review into post-18 education” led by Philip Augar. The review is to look at how future students will contribute to the...

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Higher education tuition fees in England

Date: 27.06.2018

This House of Commons briefing looks at the history of tuition fee rises, discusses the rationale for the rises and their impact, gives statistics on fee levels, fee income and funding of higher education and outlines current...

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16-19 education funding in England since 2010

Date: 27.06.2018

This House of Commons Library Briefing Paper provides a summary of how funding for 16-19 education in England has changed since 2010....

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Faith Schools FAQs

Date: 27.06.2018

This House of Commons Library briefing discusses what makes faith schools in England different. It answers FAQs and provides key statistics....

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