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The secret life of the "gap flipper" -
By Loic Menzies - LKMco Director In today's TES, I highlighted the strange phenomenon of England's 102 mainstream secondaries with a 'reverse gap'', i.e. disadvantaged pupils outperform their peers. Here I present a more detailed analysis which paints a vivid picture of our polarised education system.... Reverse Gaps: What can we learn from Englands 102 gap flipping schools...
Poverty in Society: What role for schools? -
Last week, a barnstorming blog by Classroom Truths precipitated a flurry of Twitter debate by questioning the idea that education is a panacea for inequality and injustice. I am devoted to the idea of better education as a cure for myriad evils and so found the blog (and its follow up) a valuable kick in the rear. It prompted me to think more critically about what education...
The underrepresentation of ethnic minorities in higher education: are aspirations to blame? -
Young people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds are underrepresented at high status Russell Group universities. Why is this? Data from a major panel study of young people suggests it has little to do with their aspirations to apply to university, their expectations that they will get in if they do apply, or their propensity to seek information, advice and...
Is London's schools success down to Microsoft and mobile phones? -
By Laura McInerney, Policy Development Partner No one believes me when I say the London schools miracle is down to Microsoft, mobile phones and the tube. But I’m going to try and convince you one more time. This admittedly mad idea first struck while I was reading an interview transcript  for our Lessons from London report. A person deeply involved in the turnaround...

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