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Learning outside the classroom crucial, says Ofsted

  • 4 Nov 2010

The new government’s response to the Commons Education Committee’s report both acknowledges the importance of learning outside the classroom and promises to investigate the constraints on schools arising from unnecessary …

Helping young people succeed: the role of employers

  • 8 Oct 2010

Deloitte, the business advisory firm, has launched a report, commissioned by charity The Education and Employers Taskforce, examining how employers can contribute to improving careers education through inspiring and better …

A capsule history of vocational education

  • 30 Sep 2010

From Vocational Education to Career-Technical Education: A Capsule History and Summary of Research, from the University of California, Berkeley looks at the evolution of what was once know as vocational …

America’s Education Nation

  • 29 Sep 2010

Education Nation is a nationally broadcast, in-depth conversation about improving education in America.

Volunteer of the year announced

  • 23 Sep 2010

The Personal Finance Society (PFS) has awarded Tony Cohen of Nsure the prestigious award of Volunteer of the Year at this year’s PFS conference. The award, now in its second …

US careers academies – proof of effectiveness

  • 21 Sep 2010

New on the Taskforce research pages, a longitudinal study of the US careers academies programme showing young people enrol in the initiative where they work closely with employers over the …

70,000 new Work Inspiration placements announced

  • 15 Sep 2010

The Work Inspiration campaign has achieved major success in its first year. Sir Stuart Rose, chairman of Business in the Community (BITC) and Chairman of M&S announced the results to business …

Supporting Construction Diploma Students award

  • 3 Sep 2010

Construction company Lovell’s people development manager, Bruce Boughton, has won an Education and Business Partnership award for the company’s work supporting school students studying for the Construction and Built Environment …

Dragon Peter Jones urges employer engagement

  • 31 Aug 2010

Entrepreneur Peter Jones, famous for his role in TV’s Dragon’s Den, calls for more employer involvement in education. Read the full article in The Guardian newspaper

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