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2013-06-18 23:02:20

Private School Service Providers Seek to Expand Their Outreach Lincoln, Neb. (PRWEB) June 18, 2013 FACTS Management Company, the nation´s leading provider of tuition management and other financial services to private schools, and Three W International, the leading program placing international students in North American private schools, have formed an alliance to promote each other´s programs and services to schools they serve. FACTS Management serves more than one million...

India's Private School Students Do Not Outperform Public Students
2012-10-11 11:03:09

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. The study challenges the claim that private schools are superior — a hot issue in India and other developing countries that are expanding K-12 educational offerings. During the past decade, some 40 million children have entered India´s education system, giving rise to a growth in privately run...

2009-07-15 11:21:04

 A market-based approach to increasing school choice actually leads to fewer educational opportunities, particularly for disadvantaged students in urban areas, according to a University of Illinois expert in education.As schools compete for students to improve their market position, the demands of the market often trump specific educational policy goals such as increased equality and access to better-performing schools, according to Christopher Lubienski, a professor of educational...

2009-06-11 07:52:16

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. When compared against like for like family background, the gap is reduced to an increase of 20% in earnings. Most of this gap came from the achievement of higher qualifications.For several decades 7-8% of children in Britain have been educated in private/independent schools....

2008-10-02 18:00:25

By JANESE HEAVIN Private schools in Columbia are teaming up and pooling their resources in hopes of becoming more competitive with Columbia Public Schools. About a dozen private and religious schools formed a network this summer and met again last month to talk, in part, about coordinating marketing and recruiting efforts. "It's really important because so much attention is given to the public schools," said Karen Shryock, the Columbia Independent School admissions director who formed...

2008-10-01 00:14:08

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. How does the Swedish system work? Under the policy, which was first introduced in the 1990s, parents are given a sum of...

2008-09-26 18:00:51

By Moira Sharkey AROUND pounds 24,000 of Cardiff taxpayers' money has been spent on sending five pupils to two private schools in South Wales. Cardiff council has paid the annual fees for the five to attend Kings Monkton School in Cardiff or Wyclif Independent School in Caerphilly since 2004. The places were funded out of the public purse because the pupils had special educational needs (SEN). Both independent schools offer a mainstream education rather than specialist care but,...

2008-09-10 00:00:22

By RICHARD GARNER The big question Why are we asking this now? Because the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development published a report yesterday showing that class sizes in UK state primary schools are among the highest of any developed country in the world. With 25.8 pupils in the average state school class, only Japan, Korea and Turkey have larger class sizes. The OECD's "Education at a Glance" report - its annual state of the nation assessment of the performance of all...

2008-08-31 00:00:32

By Richard Garner Cornerstone of private schools 'helps pupils to settle in' The days of the "house" system - a cornerstone of Britain's independent schools - is making a comeback in the state sector. Its return will be urged this week as a way of helping youngsters settle in during their first year of secondary schooling. The system is used widely in the private school sector and is extolled in many of the most famous books written about private schooling - such as Goodbye Mr...


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