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Natalie Whitty

From excusing impact to driving impact

By Natalie Whitty | 30th Jul 2014
Back in 2008, when the global financial meltdown parked itself on the conscience of the world, there were many commentators that confidently predicted the death of corporate responsibility. Businesses, they argued, would be too concerned …
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Remembering Mandela through learning

By Gillian Seely | 25th Jul 2014
This past Friday marked International Nelson Mandela Day, which was particularly heartfelt for many, given Nelson Mandela’s recent passing. Last Friday would have been Mandela’s 96th birthday. Of the nearly 96 years he lived, 27 …
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English: the world’s language

By Dominic Collard | 25th Jul 2014
English is our global language – it belongs to the world. Only by sharing a common language can cultures come together and learn from one another. We want to help the world understand each other better, …
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How are we doing?

By Dominic Collard | 25th Jul 2014
Today we're announcing our financial performance for the first-half of 2014. Here are some of the key highlights; you can catch the full report here. At just over £2 billion ($3.2 billion), our total sales are up …
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Reporting right

By Ken Kobell | 24th Jul 2014
In November 2013 we publicly released our approach to efficacy; a commitment to measure how the education inputs we create - the lesson content, the digital learning platforms, the teacher support materials – are helping …
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Sir Michael Barber

Getting every child into school … why wait?

By Sir Michael Barber | 11th Jul 2014
I recently had the pleasure to visit Warwick University, in the English Midlands, to contribute to their distinguished lecture series. I have visited Warwick University regularly over the years, to give public policy lectures to …
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Sir Michael Barber

Consistent quality plus innovation: Not one or the other, both

By Sir Michael Barber | 10th Jul 2014
Sir Michael Barber's presentation slides to the Educational ReformSummit, London 2014. 20140710 National Education Reform Summit (2)
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Hey edtech, meet scientific inquiry; you should get acquainted

By Dominic Collard | 9th Jul 2014
“The way we laugh at early medicine, people 100 years from now will laugh at early 21st century learning when we didn’t have a common efficacy framework in place... The lack of an efficacy framework will hold …
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The art of empathy

By Dominic Collard | 7th Jul 2014
Roman Krznaric is a cultural thinker and writer, and was named by the Observer newspaper as one of the leading 'lifestyle philosophers' working in the UK. His expert subject matter - empathy - has led …
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Rod Bristow

A not-so-secret society

By Rod Bristow | 4th Jul 2014
Wilton Park in England is not quite as recognisable to the world as 10 Downing Street or the Houses of Parliament - but as a seat of global influence it has its own proud legacy. …
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John Fallon

Passport to progress

By John Fallon | 3rd Jul 2014
When I visited some of the students at our English language schools in Brazil earlier this year, two things struck me. Firstly, that they see proficiency in English as absolutely key to their career development. …
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John Fallon

Poverty is not destiny

By John Fallon | 2nd Jul 2014
Speaking at the Aspen Ideas Festival, John Fallon describes how the link between educational attainment and economic prosperity has never been more pronounced. And so, if we can replicate at scale what's already working well - …
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