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


Teachers more stressed, figures show

The number of teachers off work with stress related illnesses has risen sharply across England and Wales in the past four years, according to new figures.

Children losing right to roam

Young children are losing their freedom and right to roam according to a new report, which has revealed that three-quarters of parents don’t let their children walk home from school alone.
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Young people 'unable to cope'

Almost one in ten young people has said they feel unable to cope with day-to-day life, a new report has revealed.

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'.