Latest Independent school Stories
Contrary to past research, private school students in India do not outperform their counterparts in public schools, finds a new study by a Michigan State University education researcher.
New reports indicate that the wealth of a student dramatically impacts their academic success, as schools in impoverished areas fail to meet national standards.
Students who attended independent schools go on to obtain an average of 30% higher earnings than state school students, according to a study published today in Significance, the magazine of the Royal Statistical Society.
By Richard Garner Parents line up to enrol children in sixth form at specialist maths college IF HE looked at its pupil intake, Alastair Campbell would quite likely decide that Kingsbury High School was one of those infamous "bog standard" comprehensives he talked about.
By WATSON, Lois SOME PRIVATE schools are using enrolment contracts to circumvent "helicopter parents" who hover around pestering teachers about their children. The contracts spell out the school's responsibilities so that parents know what they can and cannot expect from the school.
By JANESE HEAVIN Private schools in Columbia are teaming up and pooling their resources in hopes of becoming more competitive with Columbia Public Schools.
By RICHARD GARNER The big question Why are we asking this now? Michael Gove, the Conservatives' schools spokesman, spelt out his blueprint for education at his party's annual conference - announcing that his party would adopt the Swedish model of allowing parents' groups, charities and companies to set up their own "free" which they could then run themselves.
- A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.