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This section provides a selection of automated education industry news feeds. The articles cover general education, education policy and education standards.

  • Education reform: The new school rules

    UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  The gay divide Fly Title:  Education reform Rubric:  The academies programme has transformed England’s educational landscape Main image:  20141011_BRP001_0.jpg THE King Solomon Academy, a squat modern building overshadowed by social-housing tower blocks in central London, feels like the kind of inner-city school that...

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  • Educational reform: Viva la revoluciĆ³n

    UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  The gay divide Fly Title:  Educational reform Rubric:  The British government must continue to push ahead with its bold school reforms Main image:  20141011_LDP002_0.jpg EVERYBODY knows how much schooling matters in the knowledge economy, but few governments have pounced on the idea of educational reform with much enthusiasm....

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  • Daily chart: All shall have prizes

    Grade inflation at Ivy League universities Comment Expiry Date:  Wed, 2014-09-24

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  • The Economist explains: What drives grade inflation at Ivy League colleges

    Grade point averages have soared at American universities. But are students actually getting smarter? Comment Expiry Date:  Fri, 2014-09-19

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  • Ivy League grade inflation: Grade expectations

    UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  The long game Fly Title:  Ivy League grade inflation Rubric:  An “A” is not what it used to be “WE DO not release statistics on grade-point averages so we can’t speak to the accuracy of the information you have.” That was a flack for Yale, but other Ivy League colleges—with the partial exception...

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  • Health and education: They came, they saw, they passed

    IN PARTS of the world where designer eyewear products are popular, it is sometimes easy to forget the problems that people with poor vision and limited means face in many developing countries. A study of some 20,000 children in rural China, for instance, found that 24% of primary school students suffered from reduced uncorrected vision in either eye and 16% in both eyes. Many impoverished...

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  • Education reform: Divided they rule

    IN THE miasma of spin doctors, Dominic Cummings has long occupied a place somewhere between fierce enforcer of the radical vision for schools’ reform upheld by his old boss Michael Gove and bloody-minded enfant terrible. Both of these qualities are on display in an interview Mr Cummings gave to The Times on June 16th. In it, he derided David Cameron’s leadership and accused the...

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  • Charter schools: Learning moment

    IN THE bitter debate about charter schools, one of the myths perpetuated by critics is that charters are generously funded by rich donors. Steve Nelson, head of the Calhoun School in Manhattan, mused in a recent op-ed that charter schools “claim to operate with more efficiency, but their budgets are augmented by an infusion of capital from billionaire philanthropists and hedge fund...

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