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Monthly Archives: March 2012

Monday 26 March 2012

One in seven miss first choice school

About one in seven pupils in England have not got into their first-choice secondary school, official data shows. The latest government statistics reveal that 74,000 – or 14.7% – of 11-year-olds failed to get a place in their preferred school. Overall, 4.1% did not get an offer from any of their top three schools. This […]

Wednesday 14 March 2012

Encyclopaedia Britannica “out of print”.

The Encyclopaedia Britannica, in print for 244, is to stop publishing its 32-volume print edition to focus on its digital efforts. The rise of the internet decimated sales of Britannica. From a peak of 120,000 sets sold in 1990, sales fell sharply, with just 8,500 sets of the 2010 edition shipped (FT, 14TH March 2012). […]

Wednesday 14 March 2012

Church schools not “socially inclusive”.

New research, carried out by The Guardian, has shown that the intake of church (or faith) schools fail to mirror the social mix of the local community. Using a standard measurement, the proportion of pupils eligible for free school meals, it shows that Anglican and Roman Catholic schools tend to have a more affluent and […]