TES Connect cover our inaugural Annual Education Lecture. We were delighted to welcome Doug Lemov, author of Teach Like a Champion and Managing Director of Uncommon Schools Charter network, as guest speaker.
Taking into account house price inflation and housing forecasts, Policy Exchange has calculated that the average house will cost £780,000 in 2040. The Daily Mail covers the findings which highlight the desperate need to build more homes. Chris Walker, Policy Exchange's Head of Housing and Planning, is quoted in the article.
The Daily Telegraph covers calculations made by Policy Exchange which indicate that the average house will cost £780,000 in 2040. The calculations take into account house price inflation and housing forecasts, and highlight the desperate need to build more homes. Chris Walker, Policy Exchange's Head of Housing and Planning, is quoted in the article.
Natasha Porter, Policy Exchange's Deputy Head of Education, covers our inaugural Annual Education Lecture, which was delivered by US education reform expert Doug Lemov. Doug called for greater opportunities for teachers to learn from one another, highlighting that there is no achievement gap that some teacher hasn't already crossed.
Sam Freedman, Director of Research, Evaluation and Impact at Teach First and former Head of Education at Policy Exchange, covers Doug Lemov's recent education speech. Sam lists Doug's three simple insights which could drastically improve the way both teachers and children are taught.
Eddie Copeland, Head of Policy Exchange's Technology Policy Unit, sets out how a fragmentation of data within and between government departments, agencies and local authorities is hindering tech-powered public services from fulfilling its potential. For the real benefits of digital government to be achieved, open standards and common platforms across the public sector that allow data to be shared and analysed must be adopted.
Over 3,000 primary schools (20%) could fall below the government’s tough new minimum standards in reading and writing and maths in 2016. A “perfect storm” of challenges will see a number of head teachers retire, a continued drop off in local authority funding for primaries and the introduction of a new national curriculum and assessment systems, putting more pressure on teachers.
Policy Exchange is delighted to announce that David Frum, one of the leading thinkers and writers on public policy in the English-speaking world, is the new Chairman of Trustees of Policy Exchange. He succeeds Lord Finkelstein of Pinner, who is standing down at the end of his three year term.
A Garden Cities Act should be introduced by the next government to enable existing towns and cities to bid for garden city status that will enable them to double in size, providing attractive new homes for thousands of people while preserving the countryside, according to the winner of the Wolfson Economics Prize 2014.
David Rudlin of urban design and research consultancy URBED will be awarded the £250,000 Prize at a gala dinner and awards ceremony this evening in central London.