Author Archives: Elana Zak

Data: Free schools taking fewer deprived students

TweetYesterday, the Guardian reported that free schools are taking lower numbers of deprived students. The BBC defines free schools as schools “set up by groups of parents, teachers, charities, businesses, universities, trusts, religious or voluntary groups, but funded directly by central government.” The … Continue reading

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Links: How Seattle journalist got school censorship scoop

TweetAl Tompkins, from the Poynter Institute, an online organization focused on journalism based in the States, has posted a great Q&A with American journalist Phyllis Fletcher. She is an education reporter for a radio station in Seattle, Wa., and recently revealed … Continue reading

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How To: Find out when the Department for Education will publish its next stats report

TweetNo matter what topic you’re investigating, data will almost always play a key role. The right statistical information can answer questions you didn’t even realize you had. So it helps to have a good grasp of the data. A big part of … Continue reading

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