Archive for education
This is a good example of taking a big document (Annual Statement), breaking it down into bite-sized chunks and then turning those into social media friendly content in order to reach directly a wider audience.
It is rather generous of the Conservatives to talk up how a popular policy is 100% Liberal Democrat.
New from the Deputy Prime Minister’s office: Also on YouTube.
Yesterday I blogged about how only a third of emailed newsletters and circulars sent out by the Department for Education to schools and teachers are read by the recipients. I also mentioned that you could choose who to blame for the low readership rate: Who is to blame for this? If nothing else I suspect [...]
You'd have thought there must be a crunch by-election on the way...
That's the conclusion of the FT's Chris Cook in a piece that looks at how educational results vary between selective and non-selective areas in England.
Bizarre micro-management at its worst, courtesy of Michael Gove. Now, it’s easy to see why he’s keen to seen if schools can be built at lower costs. It’s also easy to see how a bit more standardisation between different new school designs could reduce costs. So looking for more standardisation in design? No problem. Demanding [...]
The Institute For Fiscal Studies (IFS) has been running its calculators and slide-rulers over the new system, and here are some of the key points that it has concluded: “The new system eventually saves the taxpayer around £760 million per year, driven by a dramatic cut in direct public funding to universities.” “But for universities, [...]
Liberal Democrat conference in Brighton saw the a motion passed calling for the party to investigate the practicalities of introducing a ‘nursery premium’. At first glance this sounds like an obvious extension of the party’s existing pupil premium policy. Delving more closely into the data, however, shows that it is more than simply an obvious [...]
24 minutes and 1 second of the financial advisor and consumer champion Martin Lewis talking about the tuition fees system, how it works and what people get wrong about it: * Mark Pack has written 101 Ways To Win An Election and produces a monthly news...