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 […]


Free webinar on how to help students make sense of the news

Make up for lost talk: how to help students discuss the news Explore practical ideas to get students back on track with their speaking and listening, with a particular focus on how to discuss current affairs. What you will learn: Classroom-ready activities to help students make sense of what’s happening in […]

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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 learningWe’ll be sending out weekly resources, via a new ‘Thinking through the news’ bulletin, which can be used at home […]

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2019 Burnet News Club Awards Ceremony

On June 18th, we held our sixth annual Burnet News Club Awards Ceremony at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace. The ceremony, hosted by the Royal Collection, celebrated another year of the club and recognised exceptional students from participating schools. Awards were presented to ten outstanding students, and we announced the […]


*Position Filled* Vacancy: School Relationships Manager

ABOUT THE ROLE Location: London, with travel across the UK Reporting to: Senior School Relationship Manager Start date: August 2019 Hours: Full time. This will be a 12 month contract which we expect to renew annually. Pay: Up to £31,000 dependent on experience plus excellent benefits and flexible working. Application […]

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Children vote in favour of freedom of speech

Should a university city defend open debate or protect their community from abusive speech? That’s the question that over 1,000 young people were discussing during an interactive, virtual event run by The Economist Educational Foundation on Friday 1st February 2019. The majority of schools (63%) voted to defend open debate. […]