Literacy

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Dear Nadhim Zahawi, the Tories vowed to ‘eradicate illiteracy’ years ago. What went wrong? | Michael Rosen
The education secretary should know the phonics system has been around since 2011 and is ‘proven to work’

Michael Rosen

09, Oct, 2021 @7:30 AM

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Universities in England ‘failing to mark down students’ for poor writing skills
Office for Students claims use of ‘inclusive assessment’ policies contributes to grade inflation

Richard Adams Education editor

07, Oct, 2021 @7:33 AM

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Grace Hallworth obituary
Other lives: Children’s librarian and storyteller who was part of an ancient tradition that stretches from the Caribbean to Connemara

Annemarie Young

21, Sep, 2021 @3:52 PM

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Forever Free review: how education fails Black children – and how to put it right
Tracy Swinton Bailey has written an inspiring book about Freedom Readers and how to use literacy for good

Rosemary Bray McNatt

28, Aug, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Marcus Rashford: ‘Whenever I hear “no”, I ask myself: why not?’
Last year the football star twice fought Boris Johnson on food poverty – and won 2-0. Now he has a new goal: helping the 383,000 British kids who have never owned a book

Simon Hattenstone

22, May, 2021 @7:00 AM

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My kids won’t even pick up a book – and it is definitely all my fault | Zoe Williams
Reading has brought me endless joy, but I have accidentally crushed my children’s enthusiasm. It is a terrible indictment

Zoe Williams

07, May, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Bearing gifts: the camels bringing books to Pakistan’s poorest children
The mobile library services are an education lifeline for students in Balochistan, where schools have closed during the pandemic

Shah Meer Baloch

26, Apr, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Dear Gavin Williamson, teenagers use mobile phones. Get with the times | Michael Rosen
Why not applaud the explosion of literacy in texts and posts? Better to welcome rather than vilify a tool that can play a part in learning

Michael Rosen

24, Apr, 2021 @7:15 AM

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Marcus Rashford vows to reach children who have never owned book
As he awaits publication of practical children’s guide in May, footballer and campaigner promotes reading

Alexandra Topping

24, Mar, 2021 @1:41 PM

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Covid 'may leave 12 million children unable to read'
UN finds pandemic is widening education inequality with millions of girls unlikely to return to school

Kaamil Ahmed

22, Mar, 2021 @11:21 AM

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Study undermines claim philosophy boosts maths and reading skills
Trial designed to develop social skills and cognitive abilities had suggested improvements in other subjects

Richard Adams Education editor

03, Mar, 2021 @5:35 PM

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What speed reading has taught me about taking my time | Adrian Chiles
I wish I could whip through books, but slow reading can be good too. Try reading The Wind in the Willows at a snail’s pace to appreciate its mystery and beauty, writes Adrian Chiles

Adrian Chiles

10, Feb, 2021 @4:42 PM

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