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A statue of colonialist and mining boss Cecil Rhodes is removed from the University of Cape Town. How can we best measure how higher education is being transformed? Reuters/Mike Hutchings

Here’s how to measure – and deepen – change in South Africa’s universities

Universities need to change to become more equitable learning spaces. But what's the best way to measure their transformation, identify gaps and emphasise successes?
Unfair advantage? tutoring by v.schlitching/Shutterstock

Private school pupils doubly advantaged by private tutoring

Private tutoring is used by many parents around the world to supplement their children’s education and boost their chances of success at school. In England, several surveys have estimated the prevalence…
He’s been reading for months already. Mother and child via Yuganov Konstantin/Shutterstock

Stop blaming poor parents for their children’s vocabulary

While the reading wars in education have raged for decades, most people agree that literacy is crucial for children and that the path to strong reading and writing skills begins in the home. But focusing…
Uniforms, books and school trips all add up. Kids at school via bikeriderlondon/Shutterstock

Hidden costs of state education are stigmatising poorer pupils

It’s official: poverty in England is getting worse. Britain is on the verge of becoming a nation deeply and permanently divided by poverty, according to the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission…

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