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The charity National Numeracy has launched a manifesto aimed at eliminating the “national scourge” of poor everyday maths skills among the UK population. Wendy Jones explains how it...
The Department for Education’s application window for the opening of free schools closes on October 10. Pauline Hagen discusses her experience of the process. Last January, after much...
The number of young women considered not in education, employment or training (Neet) is 29 per cent higher than it is for young men. Dr Carole Easton considers...
The new academic year brings new pressures and priorities — and learning technology must remain foremost among these, says Bob Harrison. The last Becta (British Educational Communications and...
Dame Asha Khemka explains what was behind her recent visit to India, and why colleges should renew efforts to have a stake in its skills development. It was...
The funding, teaching and organisation of adult literacy and numeracy programmes are in need of government action, says Adrian Bailey. Problems with reading, writing and maths can have...
With a number of principal appointments to have hit the FE Week headlines over the summer, Sue Pember looks at the issues all governors need to consider when...
An MPs’ committee has been investigating whether England has been failing adults who struggle with numeracy and literacy. Paul Stanistreet looks at the committee’s findings. The House of...
After a school in Cheshire announced it would be closing its sixth form over plummeting learner numbers, local colleges said they would be able to step in to...

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