Sir Michael Wilshaw argues that poverty is no longer the major determinant of whether a child will fail
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Thursday 29 March 2012
The UK has slipped back into recession after the economy contracted in the first quarter of 2012, an influential think-tank warned today.
Monday 26 March 2012
Developed nations are pulling out of the economic slide seen at the end of 2011, according to new data based on hundreds of millions of financial transactions.
Monday 12 March 2012
Hopes that the UK might dodge another recession were boosted today as an influential forecaster revealed a positive shift in economic activity at the start of the year.
Monday 12 March 2012
As global bodies gather in Marseilles to discuss water supplies, Sarah Morrison reports on the waste that will create a thirsty world by 2050
Friday 10 February 2012
Moves to reintroduce more setting and streaming in UK state schools are fuelling a “vicious cycle” of underperformance, particularly amongst disadvantaged youngsters, a top-level international study warned yesterday.
Thursday 09 February 2012
Almost one in five young people in the UK are not educated to A-level standard, leaving the nation lagging behind countries such as Slovenia and Estonia.
Wednesday 25 January 2012
Decisions that are being taken today to support investments that lock us into an old economic model will do little for future prosperity or growth.
Sunday 15 January 2012
Wednesday 14 December 2011
The global economic downturn prompted the International Energy Agency to slash its forecast for oil demand growth yesterday by more than a fifth for the year.
Sunday 11 December 2011
Changes to family and tax policies would boost the economy
Wednesday 07 December 2011
More than 10,000 lives could be saved every year if the NHS were to outstrip average standards set internationally, Health Secretary Andrew Lansley said today as he unveiled a new 60-step plan to boost patient outcomes.
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