Thursday, 19 Dec 2019

The 9 British universities that produce the most CEOs

It takes grit and determination to run a business, not a degree from Oxford University or the London School of Economics. Emolument.com, the crowdsourced pay-data website, analysed data from 26,000 former students to find the universities with the highest ratio of graduates to chief executives, chief technology officers, or partners. The company found that the […]

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Academies face crackdown amid concerns about standards

Struggling academies and free schools are to face a crackdown amid concerns about the quality of some chains, England’s new schools tsar has revealed. Sir David Carter, who was appointed National Schools Commissioner in December, used his first interview in the job to set out his plans to identify the 100 weakest academies and introduce […]

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Private school pupils 'receive equivalent of two years' extra education'

Children who attend private schools benefit from the equivalent of two years’ extra education by the time they are 16, research suggests. Academics from Durham University analysed differences in attainment between state and private school pupils, taking their prior attainment, family background and gender into account. Private pupils were ahead of their state school counterparts […]

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