Submitted by admin on Tue, 02/07/2017 - 23:32
The American charter school sector has attracted considerable research interest as it has expanded and matured in the last decades. In general, this research indicates mixed effects.
Submitted by admin on Tue, 02/07/2017 - 22:58
In the past couple of decades, the American charter school sector – comprising of autonomous schools similar to academies – has grown considerably. Today, about 5 percent of children in the US attend charter schools nationally, but there is considerable variation across states.
Submitted by admin on Tue, 02/07/2017 - 22:34
In most countries, externally marked tests have come to play an increasingly important role in education. In the UK nations, examinations determining pupils’ grades have for long been centrally marked. Until recently, however, many GCSE and A-level courses have included some teacher-assessed elements – and many have lamented the government’s determination to eliminate these components.
Submitted by admin on Tue, 02/07/2017 - 22:21
Everybody agrees that teachers are important for improving academic outcomes. But how important are they for improving non-cognitive outcomes? There’s surprisingly little research analysing this issue.
Submitted by admin on Mon, 01/30/2017 - 12:15
With a view to increasing the number of good school places and thereby improving social mobility, the government has proposed a series of measures to ‘unlock’ new supply from ‘premium’ Sponsors from the independent sector, from HE, grammar school groups, and faith communities.