Welcome to our news and blogs. Here you’ll find the latest developments and insights from across our four longitudinal studies.
Children with well-developed social and emotional skills have a better chance of being happy and healthy adults than those who are just bright, a new study reveals today.
The findings of a remarkable UCL Institute of Education research study are being used to promote reading for pleasure and to help protect school and public library services around the English-speaking world.
Should all children be allowed to delay their entry to school, or should that option only be available to those born in the summer?
It is only natural for parents to want to help their sons and daughters find a good, well-paid job. However, many people now accept that this human instinct can have some negative consequences and make it harder to create a more meritocratic society. Unpaid internships that often lead to lucrative, high-status jobs are a prime, […]
How can more young people be encouraged to consider careers in science, technology, engineering and maths?
Grammar schools have been no more successful than comprehensives at helping to ensure their pupils gain a university degree or graduate from an elite higher education institution, new research suggests
Reading for pleasure during childhood has a substantial influence on a person’s vocabulary 30 years later.
Much more could be done to help children with physical and learning disabilities cope with the challenges they face on entering school, new research suggests.
The practice of “streaming” children by ability in the early years of primary school is widening the achievement gap between children from better-off homes and those facing disadvantage, according to findings from the Millennium Cohort Study. One in six children in English schools is placed in ability streams – whereby pupils are taught in the […]
There is no evidence that government investment in particular school structures or types – for example, academies, free schools or faith schools – has been effective in improving the performance of pupils from poor backgrounds, according to a review published today by the Institute of Education (IOE).
Current coalition government policies that are designed to improve adults’ literacy and numeracy skills are overly focused on the world of work, according to two leading researchers in this field
Policymakers must focus on getting disadvantaged pupils’ performance above the average in order to improve social mobility, suggests a new study published by the Institute of Education (IOE), University of London.
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