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10 February 2016 | Schools should stop 'fat shaming' overweight children and give them advice to lose weight, says report

  • The Independent covers the launch of Policy Exchange's new publication Britain Imbalanced, and highlights the need to stop 'fat shaming' overweight children. 

  • 08 February 2016 | Prisons 'overhaul' announced by David Cameron

  • BBC News covers the Rt Hon David Cameron's speech on prison reform held at Policy Exchange. 

  • 05 February 2016 | The truth about London's air pollution

  • Richard Howard, Policy Exchange’s Head of Environment and Energy, is quoted by The Guardian stating action is needed at EU level to set and enforce tough vehicle emissions standards, at national level to reform tax incentives for diesels, and at local authority level to create low emissions zones. 

  • 02 February 2016 | Tackle cold homes, ministers told

  • BBC News cites Richard Howard, Policy Exchange's Head of Environment and Energy, calling for greater housing efficiency and how this can create many jobs, combat fuel poverty and reduce air pollution.  

  • 25 January 2016 | When it comes to integrating immigrants, friendship is the key

  • Ahead of the launch of the new Demography, Innovation and Immigration Unit this evening, David Goodhart has written a piece in The Telegraph. He says that while there has been a gradual increase in cross-ethnic friendship and the emergence of a larger ethnic-minority middle class, the speed and scale of recent immigration and the tension caused by global Islamic extremism impacting on already segregated Muslim communities means that improving integration has to be a priority for the government.

  • 14 January 2016 | Policy Exchange’s latest hire shows that integration is now a key government issue

  • The Spectator covers the launch of the new Demography, Immigration and Integration Unit at Policy Exchange.  

  • 04 January 2016 | Open super-selective schools to extend elite education into state sector, says former Gove adviser

  • Schools Week cites comments by James Frayne, Policy Exchange's Director of Policy and Strategy, calling for the creation of super selective schools that will extend elite education into the state sector. 

  • 17 December 2015 | Increase pay for new teachers but extend probation to 3 years, social mobility commission demands

  • Schools Week covers the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission's report based on ways to improve teacher recruitment, and includes a Policy Exchange recommendation on teacher relocation packages. 

  • 15 December 2015 | 'Taking education back to the 1950s – a classic mistake'

  • Writing in The Telegraph, headmaster Keith Budges cites Nick Gibbs' foreword in Policy Exchange's report, Knowledge and the Curriculum, to explain the reasons behind the government's education reform. 

  • 14 December 2015 | Using the lessons of Digital Nudge

  • Eddie Copeland, Policy Exchange's Head of Technology Policy, is quoted by LocalGov highlighting the need for a 'digital nudge' to help local authorities save money and use fewer resources.

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