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MPs call for action on pandemic-widened gap between England’s poor and rich pupils
Public accounts committee warns that without more intervention, attainment gap could take decade to return to pre-Covid levels

Sally Weale Education correspondent

06, Jun, 2023 @11:01 PM

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Children’s enjoyment of writing has fallen to ‘crisis point’, research finds
Only one in three UK children now enjoy writing in their free time – including text messages – with those on free school meals most likely to do so

Sarah Shaffi

05, Jun, 2023 @2:19 PM

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Boys ‘mustn’t be afraid of female-led books’, says author Joanne Harris
Teaching must change to prevent violence against women, she said at Hay festival, also speaking on narratives of menopause

Lucy Knight

29, May, 2023 @6:40 PM

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Reading ability of children in England scores well in global survey
Literacy of nine and 10-year-olds in England was ranked fourth in world in Pirls study, with teachers praised

Sally Weale and Richard Adams

16, May, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Children read almost 25% more books last year, UK and Ireland study finds
What Kids Are Reading report found communities on sites such as TikTok helped stimulate interest in reading

Jamie Grierson

24, Apr, 2023 @11:01 PM

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Nine to five, 24/7: my decade dressing as Dolly Parton – in pictures
Everybody loves the ‘Backwoods Barbie’. Especially photographer Alice Hawkins who has spent 10 years dolled up as her heroine – and meeting fellow devotees along the way

Images: Alice Hawkins. Words: Joe Stone

04, Mar, 2023 @11:00 AM

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The Guardian view on children’s reading: a gift that should be for all | Editorial
Editorial: With stressed families less likely to have time and money to spare for books, young readers are losing out. It’s time to boost school libraries


03, Mar, 2023 @6:25 PM

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Quarter of a million children enter secondary school without basic maths and English
Government set to fail target of 90% of children reaching set standard at age 11, research finds

Michael Savage Policy Editor

12, Feb, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Jane Mace obituary
Other lives: Writer, researcher and central figure in the UK’s adult literacy campaign in the 1970s

Jess McQuail

10, Feb, 2023 @3:29 PM

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Irene Schwab obituary
Other lives: Archaeologist, academic and adult literacy teacher and trainer

Katie Schwab

03, Feb, 2023 @8:25 PM

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The power of philosophy in prison | Letter
Letters: Dr Bríd Connolly responds to an article by Andy West on his experience of teaching incarcerated children

10, Jan, 2023 @6:13 PM

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I have no problem hiring ex-offenders. But they’re being let down
I don’t care if a candidate for my company’s open position has a criminal record. But I do care about something more important

Gene Marks

04, Dec, 2022 @11:00 AM

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