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Mixed results in study of disadvantaged pupils in academy chains | BBC News

Many academy chains in England are struggling to improve the results of disadvantaged pupils, a report says. The Sutton Trust study of 34 organisations which sponsor multiple academies says poor pupils in 22 of them performed significantly below the mainstream schools average in 2014.

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The Importance of the Visual and Graphical in Learning

Following up my earlier posts about the importance of graphical skills in making sense of information and the world, here is an infographic which explores why the graphical presentation of information is so important to retention of detail… 46 more words

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Notemaking Strategies

The ability to précis information and form clear relationships between the main and subordinate ideas is a key element of learning.

If you can cope with the intrusive advertising, this summary of note making techniques provides a useful overview: 10 Note-Taking Strategies | Voniz


Thought For The Day: User Experience vs Design

Saw this picture used to illustrate the difference between the design specified by the technical experts and the usage pattern developed by individual users. It could equally apply to the intentions of the teacher and the learning path of the individual student…

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Your School Grades Affect Your Risk of Dementia

In a presentation at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference, scientists report that getting good grades in school is among the important factors that can protect against dementia later in life. 493 more words

Free School impact - a response to a report by the Policy Exchange on the effectiveness of Free Schools

In England, the Free School movement is mostly widely associated with Secretary of State for Education Michael Gove. The basic tenor of the policy is that the Local Education Authorities administered by the Local Authorities were holding back achievement in schools and that giving schools the independence to experiment in learning would drive up standards. 215 more words

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More fruits and vegetables improve health and school performance. Children and teens should fill half of their plate with fruits and vegetables at each meal. Fruits and vegetables provide essential vitamins and minerals, lower risk for chronic diseases and help kids maintain a healthy weight. 23 more words