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LOOKING BACK AT THE WEEK THAT WAS
Three of the week's headlines ...
Government statistics on academies under scrutiny.
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Teachers' union NEU warns of classroom culture wars.
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DIsplaced Ukrainian students to receive free tuition in Scotland.
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Policy news will be back after the Easter break
 Our policy round-up will return following the end of the Parliamentary recess.
Catch up with the latest issues of Steve Besley's Education Eye
Latest research, reports and studies
Time for change in the classroom? Options for teacher retention, exams and the curriculum post-pandemic | Sutton Trust
Teaching sociologically: Critical pedagogy in the age of neoliberalism | BERA 
Report shows appetite for Apprenticeships remains strong, but inflation a worry for employers looking to attract and retain staff | FE News
The effects of early college opportunities on English learners | Best Evidence In Brief 
Early childhood education's positive effects on high school outcomes | Best Evidence In Brief
AR helps to raises K-12 students' interests and motivation and improves academic achievement | Best Evidence In Brief
State of Education: Ofsted | NEU
Strong demand for graduates amid UK skills shortage | Universities UK 
A Fair Start? Limiting access to 30-hours of childcare risks harming the children most in need | Sutton Trust
Early years research company Ceeda to close next month | Nursery World 
Report: Student loans reform is a leap into the unknown | Institute for Fiscal Studies 
Five things we've learned this term about pupil absence | FFT Education Datalab 
A gap in disability research: Preparedness of teachers with disabilities amid Covid-19-inspired online learning | BERA
A case study on embedding employability within the student experience | HEPI
Report: Learning recovery in Yorkshire and the Humber | NFER 
Has education-related stress increased among GCSE and A-level students since the introduction of linear assessments? | BERA
Enhancing the disabled student experience - DSC annual report published | Advance HE 
Strong signs of recovery across education, but challenges remain | Ofsted 
Research: What does inclusion mean to those who experience it? | Schools Week
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COMING UP IN THE NEXT WEEK
Parliament and elsewhere
Parliamentary Easter Recess (1 April to 19 April).
Events and CPD opportunities
Tuesday 19 April: Ofqual Regulation for End Point Assessment Organisations (EPAOs) | AELP
 
Wednesday 20 April: What Great Remote Leadership and Management Looks Like | AELP
 
Thursday 21 April: Next steps for school buildings in England - the School Rebuilding Programme | Westminster Forum Projects
 
Saturday 23 April: ResearchED Warrington | researchED


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Three interesting daily facts
MONDAY 18 APRIL

On this day in 1593 Shakespeare’s first published work, the poem Venus and Adonis, was entered into the Stationers’ Register.
On this day in 1949 Eire became the Republic of Ireland, ceasing to be part of the British Commonwealth.
On this day in 1955 Albert Einstein, physicist, died. Researchers discovered that the part of his brain responsible for mathematical thought was 15 per cent wider than average.
 
TUESDAY 19 APRIL

On this day in 1770 British explorer Captain James Cook first sighted Australia.
On this day in 1943 the Warsaw ghetto uprising began.
On this day in 1956 Prince Rainier of Monaco married the American actress Grace Kelly.
 
WEDNESDAY 20 APRIL

On this day in 1859 Charles Dickens’s A Tale of Two Cities was published.
On this day in 1945 Hitler spent his final birthday in his Berlin bunker while soviet troops were at the gates of the city.
On this day in 1968 Enoch Powell made his Rivers of Blood speech against rising immigration.
 
THURSDAY 21 APRIL

On this day in 753BC the city of Rome is said to have been founded by Romulus.
On this day in 1960 Brasilia became the capital of Brazil.
On this day in 1983 £1 coins replaced paper banknotes in Britain.
 
FRIDAY 22 APRIL

On this day in 1838 the British packet steamer Sirius made the first transatlantic crossing by steam power alone, reaching New York from Cork in 18 days and 10 hours.
On this day in 1984 Britain broke off diplomatic relations with Libya after the fatal shooting of WPC Yvonne Fletcher.
On this day in 1993 Stephen Lawrence, aged 18, was murdered at a bus stop in Eltham, London.
 
SATURDAY 23 APRIL

On this day in 1344 the Order of the Garter was founded by King Edward III. The Order is the most senior knighthood in the UK with just 24 living members, plus the monarch.
On this day in 1597 William Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor was first performed with Queen Elizabeth I in attendance.
On this day in 1635 the oldest US public institution, the Boston Latin School, was founded.
 
SUNDAY 24 APRIL

On this day in 1184BC the Greeks entered Troy using the Trojan Horse.
On this day in 1503 Michelangelo undertook to carve 12 Apostles for the Cathedral of Florence, at the rate of at least one complete statue per year. He produced only one, of St. Matthew, and that remained unfinished.
On this day in 1957 The Sky At Night was first broadcast on the BBC.
Awareness days from around the world
APRIL IS:

UK:
Child Abuse Awareness Month, Stress Awareness Month, Pet Month,  Bowel Cancer Awareness Month.
INTERNATIONAL:
IBS Awareness Month,  Caesarean Awareness Month, Parkinson’s Awareness Month, 


THIS WEEK IS:
Coin Week (US: April 17 to April 23), Stationery Week (US:20 April to 25 April).

MONDAY APRIL 18
 
World Heritage Day (International), Monuments and Sites Day (International), Pinata Day (US), Animal Crackers Day (US), Columnists’ Day (US), Lineman Appreciation Day (US), Pet Owners Independence Day (US), Amateur Radio Day (US).
 
TUESDAY APRIL 19
 
Bicycle Day (US), Hanging Out Day (US), Rice Ball Day (US), Poetry and the Creative Mind Day (US), Garlic Day (US), Amaretto Day (US).
 
WEDNESDAY APRIL 20
 
World Stationery Day (International), Volunteer Recognition Day (US), Banana Day (US), Chinese Language Day (US), Administrative Professionals Day (US). 
 
THURSDAY APRIL 21
 
Tea Day (International), World Creative and Innovation Day (US), Bulldogs are Beautiful Day (US), High Five Day (US), Thank You Thursday (US), Chocolate Covered Cashews Day (US), American Red Cross Day (US), Kindergarten Day (US), College Student Grief Awareness Day (US).
 
FRIDAY APRIL 22
 

Stephen Lawrence Day (UK), Earth Day (International), JTeach Your Children to Save Day (US), Girl Scout Leader’s Day (US), Jelly Bean Day (US), Beagle Day (US).
 
SATURDAY APRIL 23
 
Asparagus Day (UK), End of Passover (International), St. George’s Day (International), English Language Day (International), Marconi Day (International), Macaron Day (International), World Book Night (International), Talk Like Shakespeare Day (US), German Beer Day (US), Lost Dog Awareness Day (US).
 
SUNDAY APRIL 24
 
Drive it Day (UK), Orthodox Easter (International), World Pinhole Photography Day (International), Scream Day (US), Pig in a Blanket Day (US), Firefly Day (US).
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