Conor Ryan comments on new research published today by the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission suggesting that more than 2,000 children from disadvantaged backgrounds who get excellent results in tests at age 11 are missing out on places at top universities every year because they fall off course during secondary school.
Lucy Ward quotes the Sutton Trust in her Guardian Online feature on the growth of state school alumni networks.
James Turner responds to Department for Education figures that show private school students were five times as likely to go to Oxbridge as their state school peers in 2011.
Helen Warrell reports for the Financial Times on Sutton Trust research showing a growing university endowments gap between the US and UK.
David Matthews reports for the Times Higher on the Sutton Trust endowments research.
Endowment funds at American universities have recovered from the economic downturn better than their British counterparts, so that they are now worth a quarter more than they were a decade ago.
Liz Johnston reflects on today’s Sutton Trust research on the US-UK university endowments gap.
Sir Peter Lampl, chairman of the Sutton Trust and of the Education Endowment Foundation, has been awarded an honorary Doctorate in Civil Law at Durham University today. The award is in recognition for his work to improve social mobility through education.
Steve Higgins, Professor of Education at Durham University, comments on the implications of a new EEF report he co-authored.
Richard Garner, writing for the Independent, discusses the findings of a new Education Endowment Foundation report on reading at the transition.