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Lib Dem Conference - education highlights -
My round-up of the education fringe events at the Lib Dems 2014 conference last weekend in Glasgow - including lots on the importance of impartiality in careers advice and the future of youth work.                                              
Reflections on my (short) stay in prison -
By Loic Menzies, LKMco Director They let me out of Brixton prison at 3 o'clock on Monday. No, I didn't resort to fisticuffs with a rival blogger, I was there for a PACT event (Prison Advice and Care Trust) on children affected by family imprisonment. It turns out these children aren't a small minority: 200,000 young people are affected by family imprisonment  and 7...
Read on Get On: Why encouraging parents to read with their children matters -
By Loic Menzies- LKMco Director This morning saw the launch of Save the Children’s ‘Read On, Get On’ campaign. The report highlights the educational, social and economic costs (£32 billion) of poor literacy and will encourage all parents to spend at least ten minutes a day reading with their children. This campaign matters because we know that How parents interact with their...
Compulsory setting and the Ebacc: The end of autonomy -
By Loic Menzies - LKMco Director Question: You are the Secretary of State for Education. You have recently been appointed to replace a highly unpopular predecessor You have less than a year to go until the next election.  There are key marginal seats you need to win over. You want to make your mark fast with some popular, vote winning policies. Do you : a)  ...

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