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Education inequalities grow in developed nations, reveal OECD figures

The recent OECD rankings have revealed an opening in the education class divide in so-called developed countries. Some of the largest inequalities gaps occur in the US education system, reports The Independent, where the most disadvantaged children in society are

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Young people writing less and less outside school

New research from the Literacy Trust shows that the amount of writing done by young people outside of school across the UK has fallen to a new low. In 2014, more than a quarter of young people aged between eight

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UK maths teaching is “over-complicated”, says expert

Maths teaching across the UK is “superficial” in many cases, says a leading education researcher. Andreas Schleicher, from the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), says that maths teaching in the UK takes basic maths concepts and over-complicates them,

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