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Positive contact is the glue of integration: 3FF/LKMco report on intercultural education - 07/07/2015
Speaking at the launch of a new 3FF/LKMco report on intercultural education, lead author and Senior Associate, Anna Trethewey described "positive contact as the glue of integration". Dominic Grieve QC MP responded by saying that "the report's conclusions seem to me to be just what we need". You can catch up on tweets from the event below or download the full...
Is two too late? - 29/06/2015
By Sarah Jones, LKMco Associate Having an eight-month old baby snoozing on your lap while you read education news gives you a whole new perspective. “Ready to Read”, a brilliant new report from the “Read on, Get on” coalition has managed to make me feel both reassured and anxious. According to the report, I’m right to force her to read bed time stories even though she would...
What FSM does and doesn’t, tell us about pupil disadvantage - 30/05/2015
By Dr Sam Baars, Dr Meena Parameshwaran and Loic Menzies In a new blog for FFT’s datalab Dave Thomson emphasises the fact that eligibility for Free School Meals is affected by economic and political conditions. This is just one of the many problems with using FSM as a proxy for disadvantage. Yet unfortunately, despite its ubiquity the measure is plagued by a number of...
The UKIP voters of tomorrow - 19/05/2015
By Dr Meenakshi Parameshwaran - LKMco Research Associate The 2015 General Election held a lot of surprises, not least the fact that almost 4 million people turned out to endorse UKIP. Although the party won just a single seat, support for the far-right party was remarkably high, particularly in the more disadvantaged areas of the country. Sam Freedman suggested that the...
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