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Does Teaching Experience Increase Teacher Effectiveness?

This research by the Learning Policy Institute asks whether teachers plateau early in their career or do they continue to grow and improve as they gain experience?

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28/07/2016
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Addressing Early Warning Indicators

Too many students in high-poverty urban communities drop out of high school, and too few graduate prepared for college and careers. This report by the MDRC shows the first results from a randomised controlled trial of Diplomas Now, a whole-school reform initiative in the US which is trying to turn those numbers around.

Date:
28/07/2016
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Hacking The Skills Shortage: A Study Of The International Shortage In Cybersecurity Skills

This report by the Center for Strategic and International Studies finds that the UK education system is failing to fill the cyber security skills gap and leaving companies at risk of hacking attacks.

Date:
28/07/2016
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Longitudinal Study Of Young People In England

This DfE report of year 10 students shows that young people in England in 2014 have been growing up in a rapidly changing environment. The attitudes and behaviours of year 10 students in 2014 were markedly different to those in 2005.

Date:
28/07/2016
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Poverty Of Opportunity?

This new research by education data analyst website, SchoolDash, looks at how different types of school affect opportunities for children from poorer families. It found faith schools to be a major source of socio-economic disadvantage and segregation in England's state funded school system.

Date:
03/08/2016
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Firing On All Cylinders: What Makes An Effective Middle Leader?

This report by LKMco on the key characteristics of effective middle leaders provides evidence around what makes effective middle leadership in schools.

Date:
03/08/2016
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Unknown Children – Destined For Disadvantage?

This Ofsted report evaluates the effectiveness of local authorities and early years providers in tackling the issues facing disadvantaged families and their young children. The report paid particular attention to the implementation and impact of national and local policies on the day-to-day practice of early years providers in some of the most deprived areas of England.

Date:
03/08/2016
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Beyond The Plateau: The Case For An Institute For Advanced Teaching

Expert teaching is known to be best way to close the gaps between disadvantaged children and their wealthier peers. This IPPR report puts forward the case for a new institution – an Institute for Advanced Teaching – that will offer transformative, incentivised professional development for teachers beyond their initial training, and build a movement of expert educators who together can ensure that all children receive an excellent education.

Date:
03/08/2016
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Protecting Children From Harm

One of the Bills in the Queen’s Speech that was announced on 18 May was the ‘Counter-Extremism and Safeguarding Bill’. The Bill will “give law enforcement agencies new powers to protect vulnerable people – including children – from those who seek to brainwash them with extremism propaganda so we build a stronger society around our shared liberal values of tolerance and respect.” In this article,Morris Hill and Ken Slade are part of the Education Team at national law firm Weightmans LLP, explore what it means.

Date:
03/08/2016
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Educating Persons with Autistic Spectrum Disorder

The National Council for Special Education in Ireland has published a systematic literature review of the research evidence available on educational interventions for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Date:
11/08/2016
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Youth Social Action Trials: Youth United

This study from the Education Endowment Foundation looks at the impact of a youth social-action project. Delivered by the Youth United Foundation, it involved the creation of new units of uniformed youth organisations (such as The Scout Association, Sea Cadets, or St. John Ambulance) in schools in the North East of England.

Date:
11/08/2016
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Fraudscape 2016

New figures by Cifas show a 52% rise in young identity fraud victims in the UK. People of all ages can be at risk of identity fraud but with growing numbers of young people falling victim, Cifas is calling for better education around fraud and financial crime.

Date:
11/08/2016
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Representative Views Of Teachers On A Range Of Education Policy Areas

This NFER Teacher Voice Omnibus Survey explored teachers’ and senior leaders’ views on a variety of topics, including: statutory assessment; curriculum reform; accountability reforms; careers and apprenticeships; building pupils’ character, resilience and active learning; alternative provision; Prevent; physical activity; English as an additional language (EAL) and vocational programmes. All results are nationally representative by school characteristics, including region, performance band, and eligibility for free school meals. This report provides a summary of and commentary on the responses to these questions.

Date:
11/08/2016
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The Right Combination - Education And Skills Survey 2016

This CBI report shows that businesses don’t believe existing careers support and experience is giving young people what they need. Around half of businesses are not satisfied with school leavers’ work experience (56%) and their skills in communication (50%), analysis (50%) and self-management (48%).

Date:
19/08/2016
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Sporting Future - A New Strategy for an Active Nation

With the Olympics presenting the ideal opportunity to encourage children to take an interest in sport, this policy paper clarifies the government’s sport strategy, which is designed to tackle the flatlining levels of sport participation and high levels of inactivity.

Date:
19/08/2016
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Productivity and Lifetime Earnings of Apprentices and Graduates

This joint report from Barclays and the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) has found that the average lifetime earnings premium gap between graduates and apprentices is 1.8 per cent (£2,200) – equivalent to just £4 per month over the course of a lifetime.

Date:
19/08/2016
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Student Entrepreneurs

This research from Santander Universities reveals there are currently 518,372 student entrepreneurs in the UK, turning over an average of £13,213 per year, the equivalent of £913 million collectively. The findings represent a 38 per cent increase on the amount of student entrepreneurs recorded in 2015.

Date:
19/08/2016
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England’s Apprenticeships: Assessing The New System

This IPPR report reviews the government's new apprenticeship system for England – why reform was needed, how well the new system will work, concerns about its effects, and its implications for policy. It also recommends how the incoming regime could be better adapted to our 21st century economy, and reverse the 30-year decline in the youth labour market.

Date:
25/08/2016
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Make Or Break: Getting Apprenticeship Reform Right For Small Businesses

This report by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) found the small business sector in England has the potential to double the number of apprentices they take on to well over two million, if the Government can get the incentives and package of support right.

Date:
25/08/2016
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Eurostat Analysis - Highest Performing Area For Education In England

This Eurostat statistical release of international comparisons of education produces figures that drill down to regions and cities. It shows that London occupies four of the top six regions for the most graduates. The evidence suggested by the Eurostat figures shows how wide the differences can be within countries.

Date:
25/08/2016
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The Puzzle Of Graduate Wages

This IFS report shows how the historical increase in the graduate proportion did not lower graduates’ relative wages. However, the research also suggests that further expansion of higher education in the future could lower graduates’ relative wages.

Date:
25/08/2016
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