'Research schools' for social mobility zones

'Research schools' for social mobility zones

18/01/17

Education Secretary Justine Greening is to announce a wave of "research schools" to raise standards in disadvantaged parts of England.

This will be part of an announcement of six more "opportunity areas", where efforts will be focused to improve social mobility.

There will now be 12 opportunity areas in total and each will have a research school.

These schools will encourage innovation and share evidence-based ideas.

The six new opportunity areas will be Bradford, Doncaster, Fenland and East Cambridgeshire, Hastings, Ipswich, and Stoke, identified as social mobility "cold spots".

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