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Agora 2020

It was half past nine on a Friday morning. Over 700 students from schools across the UK watched a timer tick down. They were moments away from the first of several breaking news bulletins to be broadcast into their classroom. Agora, an immersive live experience from The Economist Educational Foundation, […]

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Go behind the scenes at News Cycle

Enjoy using our News Cycle activities with learners? Or just curious about what we do? On December 2nd, join our webinar to take an exclusive peek at how we make our school resources and take away practical ideas to develop children’s thinking.  Join us for: A behind-the-scenes-look at our editorial […]

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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 […]