Magazine article Times Educational Supplement

This Week, Next Week

Magazine article Times Educational Supplement

This Week, Next Week

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6-12 September 2014

Saturday

Order of service

Teacher-zealots congregated at the church of educational research, also known as London's annual ResearchEd conference, to ask: "Where's the evidence?" Speakers included TES' own Tom Bennett.

Sunday

Red river

The red flag was proudly waved from the banks of the River Mersey, as the workers united and then descended on the city of Liverpool for the Trades Union Congress' four-day annual conference.

Monday

There's Life in the old dog yet

Champions in the making! After a dreary 1-0 win against Norway at a half-empty Wembley Stadium, England kicked off its Euro 2016 campaign against Switzerland with a 2-0 victory.

Tuesday

Business as usual

Tristram Hunt, Labour's education spokesman, outlined the latest instalment of his party's policies at a CBI conference in central London. Teach First founder Brett Wigdortz also shared his wit and wisdom.

Wednesday

Winning words

He has made a living telling teachers they should Teach Like a Champion, but did bestselling motivational author Doug Lemov speak like one at thinktank Policy Exchange's inaugural annual education lecture?

Thursday

Scientific enquiry

Ever wondered how to walk on custard? Or how the Milky Way is being mapped from space? These questions and more were answered at the six-day British Science Festival in Birmingham, which ended today.

Friday

The first step?

On this day in 1997, it was the moment of truth for Scotland, as it was revealed that the country had voted for devolved government. Tony Blair said the era of "big, centralised government" was at an end.

13-19 September 2014

Saturday

Pomp and circumstance

All together now: "Land of hope and glooooorry, la la la la la la. …

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