Author Archives: Elana Zak

Why America’s Education Isn’t Worth the Money (INFOGRAPHIC)

TweetThe United States of America spends more money on education than any other nation in the world. Yet one out of four high school students still don’t graduate and 7,000 high schoolers drop out every day. In fact, the U.S. … Continue reading

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The Adjunct Project aims to promote transparency in higher ed

TweetA new U.S. website, The Adjunct Project, is looking for data on how adjunct, or contingent, faculty are treated at institutes of higher education. The best part about this is that anyone can submit data. There’s a fairly simple form … Continue reading

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Data: BBC reveals locations of proposed new primary school academies

TweetBBC Radio 4’s The Report has done a nice bit of investigative journalism and revealed “the locations of 173 English primary schools the government wants to convert into academies.” Here’s the data The Report collected. The full report will air tonight, 16 February, … Continue reading

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Didn’t catch Gove’s answers to #AskGove? Read our Storify summary

TweetA few weeks ago, we blogged about how the Education Committee was soliciting questions from the public to ask Michael Gove via Twitter. Did you miss the actual committee meeting where Gove answered the questions? Well, there are a few … Continue reading

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Link: UK university applications expected to drop

TweetNew figures from the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (Ucas) are expected to show a steep decline in the number of UK students applying to study in fall 2012, the Guardian reports. 

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Have a burning question on education in the UK? Tweet it.

TweetHave a question you are dying to ask Education Secretary Michael Gove? MPs are asking you to tweet the question with the hashtag #AskGove.

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Part 2: Who gets the money docked from striking teachers?

TweetBack in November, I wrote a post asking who gets the money docked from striking teachers. The question came from @schoolgate and it’s a very valid question. I submitted a Freedom of Information request to the DfE and a few weeks ago, … Continue reading

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Help Me Investigate Education’s top education stories of 2011

Tweet The new year is right around the corner and so the writers at Help Me Investigate Education thought it would be a good time to reflect on the last 12 months. We’ve compiled a list of what we think … Continue reading

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How to: Use spreadsheets to organize data

Tweet If you’re dealing with a lot of data, one way to organize it is by using a spreadsheet, such as Excel. This is especially useful if you’re interested in data journalism. But the problem for many beginners is where … Continue reading

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Question: Who gets the money docked from the striking teachers?

TweetOn Nov. 30, two million public sector workers are expected to go on strike. Many on the picket lines will be teachers protesting changes to their pension plan. On Twitter,  @schoolgate asked, “Who gets the money docked from the striking teachers? … Continue reading

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Links/Data: Ofsted’s 2011 annual report and Schools Minister response

TweetThe Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted), the education watchdog, has released its annual report and found too many schools are “not pushing children to reach their potential,” says the BBC.

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Help Me Investigate Education is now on Twitter

TweetWe’re now on Twitter! Make sure you follow @HMIeducation for the latest posts, investigations, and news regarding education in the UK.

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