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Who was Alastair Burnet?

Our flagship programme for schools, the Burnet News Club, is named after Sir Alastair Burnet, a former editor of The Economist who was driven by making the news accessible to everyone. It’s a mission we share.  In an illustrious career, Alastair also presented ITN’s News at Ten, the first hour-long […]

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Our impact during 2020

What have we done so far this year? With the world facing a news story like no other, it has been vital to help young people make sense of what’s unfolding. As schools across the world closed their doors, we strove to support as many teachers, parents and students as […]

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Combating racism

Equality of opportunity is at the heart of The Economist Educational Foundation’s purpose as a charity. We exist to help young people succeed regardless of their background. The Black Lives Matter protests this summer are a call for all of us to step up and take much stronger action to […]

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How we are responding to the coronavirus

During this time of unprecedented challenge and change, we are dedicated to supporting teachers, parents and young people to access high-quality learning resources about the news. Weekly resources for at-home learning We’ll be sending out weekly resources, via a new ‘Thinking through the news’ bulletin, which can be used at […]