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Who does well in a house like this? Children with house via Andrey_Popov/Shutterstock

Where a child lives is not the best way to predict their grades

Whether a child’s family is well-off or struggling for money has long been linked with their success at school. The gap between parents’ income and their children’s achievement is evident in kindergarten…
Bringing education to life. Students in class via Monkey Business Images/Shutterstock

How to make teaching great

An article we wrote last week for The Conversation on Seven “great” teaching methods not backed up by evidence prompted a large amount of comment and discussion. One of the main questions has been, ok…
London’s schools have started to. David Parry/PA Wire

Why London’s secondary schools have improved so much

London’s secondary schools have seen rapid improvement in the last decade. Inner London moved from being the worst-performing region in England in 2003 to having better school results than any region outside…
They’re calling it ObamaCore? Not all that again. Michael Reynolds/EPA

Explainer: what is all the fuss about the Common Core?

When it comes to US public education, few topics engender such heated debate as a new set of maths and English standards for school children known as the Common Core. Since the final standards were released…
Enough already. Stressed teacher via shutterstock

Teachers need more support to tackle bad behaviour

We are often told that behaviour is not really a problem in the vast majority of English schools. In 2012, the government reported that classroom behaviour was “at least satisfactory” in 99.7% of schools…
When it comes to their futures, teens are influenced by what their friends are doing, and what their parents want them to do. Shutterstock

Early ambitions make a big difference to career outcomes

Young people who have early ambitions for study and their career are more likely to succeed than those who haven’t thought…

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