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Fewer parents gaining ‘first choice’ primary schools than statistics suggest

17 February 2010

Fewer parents are managing to enrol children in their true ‘first choice’ primary schools than is generally thought, says a new study.


Simple tests in babyhood ‘could point to children who need help with learning’

17 February 2010

Screening tests that monitor babies’ motor development could prove crucial in helping to identify children who will need learning support in their pre-school years, says a book published today.


Reading to a child at age 3 pays real dividends two years later

16 February 2010

Parents who read to their child every day at age 3 are more likely to see them flourishing in a wide range of subjects during their first year in primary school, a UK-wide study suggests.


New research dispels myths surrounding single-sex schooling

19 September 2006

A study of people now in their 40s has revealed that those who went to single-sex schools were more likely to study subjects not traditionally associated with their gender than those who went to co-educational schools.


CLS publishes a new briefing paper on the returns to education

28 June 2006

CLS publishes a new briefing paper on the returns to education


Press release: Maths A-level leads to higher earnings for men

27 June 2006

Men who have an A-level in mathematics are more likely to earn higher wages than their male peers who have A-levels in other subjects.


BCS70 Head Teacher Questionnaire Data Now Available

21 September 2005

A questionnaire sent out to Head Teachers in 1986, when BCS70 cohort members were aged 16, has recently been keyed, cleaned, and linked to 4,592 individual cohort members. Now fully documented, the dataset was deposited by CLS at the UK Data Archive, and is now available for download (study number 5225).

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