Student-teacher relationships are vital to students’ good academic performance

Harvard University’s Roland Fryer recently published the results of a study he conducted on the effects of two different methods of teaching elementary school students. Platooning is a method of teaching where teachers are specialised in a particular subject and students switch teachers for each class. Conversely, Looping is a term used when students keep … Read more

Despite higher academic standards, student performance is still lacking

According to a report in the journal Education Next, raising expectations for student performance doesn’t necessarily mean that students will deliver results. In fact, researchers have found no correlation between a rise in state standards and a rise in student achievement. Education Next has tracked student proficiency on standardised tests since 2005, which is then … Read more

Fewer students take English and humanities subjects at the A-Levels

Education unions in England warned that students are turning away from taking English and humanities at the A-levels following major reforms and the government’s narrowing focus on science and maths. Figures from examination regulator Ofqual show a significant decline in the number of students choosing to study English, geography, history, religious studies, foreign languages and … Read more

Ask the right questions before the college search

Many students do not question the desire to attend college. There are unconscious assumptions and unspoken expectations that they will go to college after graduating from high school. Instead, the more critical question students grapple with is “why college?”. As young people consider life beyond secondary school, they are well advised to take a more … Read more