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A resource hub for all research and opinion related to cultural education.


New performance pay plans for teachers

Teachers are to be awarded pay rises based on their performance in the classroom, rather than length of service under new proposals.
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Art budget cuts 'extremely challenging'

Arts Council England (ACE) has admitted it faces an "extremely challenging" situation in the wake of additional funding cuts announced in Chancellor George Osborne’s recent Autumn Statement.

Relaxed performances, removing barriers

A new Relaxed Performance pilot project aims to open up access to the theatre for children with autism, learning disabilities and sensory and communication disorders.

The future of arts funding?

Arts and heritage organisations need to get ‘much better’ at asking for legacy donations, Culture Minister Maria Miller has stated, following the publication of a new report on philanthropy, commissioned by the government.
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Let's believe in local theatre

Film director Danny Boyle has warned that local theatres are facing a ‘very real threat’ to their future, with venues at risk of closure due to budget cuts.
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School textbooks 'too exam focused'

Children’s education is being put at risk by over-structured textbooks that prioritise exam preparation rather than improving subject knowledge, it has been claimed.

New curriculum, new ideas

Pupils are to be taught more key facts and historical events at school in a new knowledge based curriculum, expected to be unveiled by Education Secretary Michael Gove.

Museums to 'spark' learning

Ten new regional partnerships between museums and schools have been announced by the Arts Council, in a scheme that aims to boost cultural visits from schools in underprivileged areas.
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Arts education 'not for cutting', says Webber

Andrew Lloyd Webber has become the latest well-known cultural figure to voice concerns about the government’s policy on arts education, saying it should be regarded as 'serious investment'.
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Bringing schools and the arts together?

Curious Minds, one of the new Bridge organisations, funded by the Arts Council to connect children with the arts, has just produced a report into the needs, challenges and potential in connecting young people, schools and communities with arts and culture.
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Shakespeare - 'unknown' in schools

New research showed this week that nearly a third of schoolchildren under 13 do not know who William Shakespeare is.
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Arts education - helps 'manage emotions'

Integrating the arts into mainstream pre-school education can help young children from difficult or disadvantaged backgrounds master tricky emotions like sadness, anger and fear