A new research study launched on 30 November 2015 identifies the key factors that influence how well children in care do in schools in England. The fact that most children in care lag behind their peers in their educational achievement has long been a concern.
The House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee, in its report A Fracturing Union?, argues that the process for determining the fiscal framework for Scottish tax and welfare devolution is flawed and that its design principles may not be workable and are not mutually compatible.
Nuffield-funded neuroscientist Sarah-Jayne Blakemore of University College London (UCL) has been awarded the 2015 Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize in recognition of her ground-breaking achievements in child and youth development.
The Nuffield Foundation is calling for expressions of interest for delivery of a scoping study to develop proposals for the purpose, functions and delivery options for a family justice observatory. The estimated budget is £100-£150k, and those interested should first read the call for expressions of interest. The deadline is 5.30pm on Monday 9 November 2015.
Less than a quarter (22%) of children on free school meals in inner London obtained five or more A*–C grades at GCSE or their equivalent (including English and Maths) in 2002. In 2013, this had risen to almost half (48%). Gains were much smaller among disadvantaged children outside London (17%) to (26%).
The significantly higher earnings that graduates in England can expect over those who didn’t study at university, the ‘graduate premium’, has been revealed in detail by a large new study – the first of its kind, funded by the Nuffield Foundation.