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Raising “Star” Children: The Pressure May Be Too Great Probably nowhere in the world is the pressure to shine greater than that exerted on Chinese only children. In a nation with a one child policy in effect for 30 years, these children are studied and scrutinized. Their outcomes are not always positive.

Although economic opportunity is not similar, the dreams of Chinese parents are not so different from what most parents want for their offspring.

How the postgraduate tables are compiled The methodology focuses on subject-level summaries of the taught postgraduate provision taking place at each institution in the UK. Eight pieces of information are provided for prospective students. Some of these commonly have value judgments associated with them (completion rates, for instance) but others are simply for reference (fees, proportion of overseas students).

Higher education: not everything can be measured Everyone remembers "lies, damned lies and statistics" attributed, perhaps wrongly, to Disraeli. Now perhaps we should expand it – "lies, damned lies, statistics and metrics". Modern higher education systems are increasingly driven by numbers – management information, liquidity ratios, key performance indicators, workload models, student (and staff) satisfaction scores, research assessment grades, citation indices, media league tables … Everything, it seems, can be reduced to a number.

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Another university demands top fees

Oxford Brookes has became the latest university to declare its fees for 2012, announcing they will be set at the maximum £9,000.


How Colleges Can Close the Achievement Gap - Education Futures: Emerging Trends in K-12 - Education Week

So how can colleges step up their game when it comes to closing the achievement gap?


Special Report: Moving the Needle on Achievement - Education Week

Education Week takes a look at the hard work of school improvement and boosting the performance of all students, against the backdrop of the Every Student Succeeds Act.


Significant Education Cases on Supreme Court Docket - Education Week

The 2016-17 high court term could prove to be the most consequential in years for K-12, including cases on special education and aid to religion.


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