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GLASGOW, UNITED KINGDOM - FEBRUARY 05: Pupils at Williamwood High School study in the library on February 5, 2010 in Glasgow, Scotland. As the UK gears up for one of the most hotly contested general elections in recent history it is expected that that the economy, immigration, the NHS and education are likely to form the basis of many of the debates. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Oliver Wright and Nicola Woolcock cite Sutton Trust research on grammar schools in The Times. Theresa May was accused last night of putting ideology ahead of improving standards after Downing Street confirmed that the government was considering new grammar schools. The Conservative chairman of the education select committee said that efforts to re-establish grammar schools… Read more »

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Sutton Trust research on EBacc

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Our Changing the subject research brief was covered in The Times. Secondary schools that were among the fastest to adopt Michael Gove’s reforms when he was education secretary have had a vast increase in pupils taking traditional subjects, a report by the Sutton Trust says. The 300 schools that quickly introduced the English Baccalaureate –… Read more »

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Lindsay McIntosh covered Access in Scotland in the Scottish editions of The Times The “shocking” class divide in access to Scotland’s universities has been revealed by a new report that shows abolishing tuition fees has done nothing to close the gap. The detailed research shows that Scottish 18-year-olds from the most well-off areas are still… Read more »

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University challenge

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The Times reported our Degrees of Debt research University graduates in England incur the largest student debts in the English-speaking world, an education charity has claimed. According to the Sutton Trust, graduates leave with loans of about £44,000, more even that average debts in the United States, where fees vary from £6,600 at state universities… Read more »

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Schools biased against poor

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Nicola Woolcock reported on our Caught Out brief for The Times State schools are selecting middle-class children by using overly complicated admissions criteria, experts say. Hundreds of thousands of families will find out on Monday if they have the primary school place of their choice. About 1 in 10 missed out last year. Poorer families… Read more »

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Sir Peter Lampl had a letter in The Times on the Chancellor’s plans The government is right to bring in an extended school day. Our research shows that disadvantaged pupils can make two and a half months’ additional progress through targeted use of such programmes; attendance and behaviour also improve. I hope these proposals will… Read more »

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Fraction of top doctors educated at state school

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Greg Hurst wrote a front page report for The Times on our Leading People 2016 report Only a sixth of senior doctors and one in ten leading barristers were educated at comprehensive schools, an analysis has found. Access to prestigious jobs has barely improved in a generation, with the proportion of privately educated professionals changing… Read more »

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Law firms’ preferred universities

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Grania Langdon-Down for The Times shares how eight out of ten trainees at the the UK’s leading law firms went to Russell Group universities Eight out of ten trainees at the the UK’s leading law firms went to Russell Group universities, according to a new survey of 2,300 trainees published exclusively in Student Law today. Oxbridge… Read more »