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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...
Maybe it’s because I’m a Londoner: the role of area-level factors in the capital’s success -
By Dr Sam Baars – LKMco Research Associate Can the remarkable improvement in London’s schools since the turn of the millennium be replicated elsewhere in the country, or was it underpinned by a set of contextual factors that are specific to London, and London alone? This is the question that observers will have in mind as they eagerly chart the progress of the various local...
Collaboration: It doesn’t happen by magic -
By Loic Menzies - LKMco Director Everyone loves collaboration right? Go to any education event or listen to any speech and you'll hear that we need more collaboration – in fact it’s probably the one thing that almost everyone, whatever their political affiliation agrees is a good thing. But collaborating to do what? And how? Why collaborate? The obvious reason is to learn...
How London learned from its teacher shortage -
By Laura McInerney In the fourth in our series of London blogs, Laura highlights the recruitment crisis that afflicted London's schools at the turn of the century and argues that 'out of the darkness came light' Whether London schools in the late '90s were really dens of despair is debatable. But what isn’t up for discussion is that a severe teacher shortage gripped the city...

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