These league tables show the performance of 11-year-olds at London state primary schools who took National Curriculum tests this year. They give the results of the reading, writing and maths assessments. The first column shows the percentage of children at each school who reached the Government’s expected standard in reading. The second column gives results in writing, while the third relates to maths results. The fourth column shows the percentage of pupils who reached the expected standard in every one of the three tests. Schools are ranked in order of this figure within their local authority. Where more than one has the same result, they are listed in alphabetical order. Pupils take their SATs in year six, at the end of key stage two, when they are generally 11-years-old. Across England, 64 per cent of pupils reached the expected standard in all of reading, writing and maths. In London the figure was 70 per cent. The full data show that the number of schools considered to be … [Read more...] about Primary school league tables 2018: Find out how your state school compares to the others in London
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Justine Halifax went down to the woods and was surprised at the success of a Leicestershire holiday business.... It was a unique partnership when it began in earnest 45 years ago. And, decades later, Moira-based Forest Holidays still remains a revolutionary example of how public and private sectors can successfully and sustainably work together. With discussions over such partnerships still high on the political agenda – think of the East Coast Main Line coming back under state control – the holiday firm’s chief executive Bruce McKendrick explained how being part-owned by the Forestry Commission was the perfect relationship. Bruce, who previously worked for Eurotunnel and The Tussauds Group, has been at the helm of the multi-award-winning Forest Holidays since September 2014. He’s watched the company’s annual turnover grow from £25.6 million in 2014 to £36.2 million in 2016. A “unique business model” sees it working “hand in … [Read more...] about Big Interview: Leicestershire-based Forest Holidays investing millions
By Cameron McWhirter Cameron McWhirter The Wall Street Journal BiographyCameron McWhirter @cammcwhirter Google+ [email protected] June 18, 2018 5:30 a.m. ET 212 COMMENTS Nashville touts itself for having more cranes in the sky than any other city in America. Photo: William DeShazer for The Wall Street Journal NASHVILLE— Kathleen Ervin moved here 12 years ago from the Northeast, drawn to the relaxed atmosphere, green parks and relatively low cost of living. But in the past five years, her commute time from her 1950s ranch house in the Glendale neighborhood to her job about 12 miles away has tripled on some days to 45 minutes because of increased traffic. Developers are buying nearby properties, tearing them down and building “tall skinnies”—multistory homes geared toward wealthier home buyers. “We hear all this talk about how Nashville doesn’t want to become Houston, Nashville doesn’t want to become … [Read more...] about As Nashville Rapidly Expands, Residents Worry the Metropolis Is Growing Too Fast
Charisse Jones and Kelly Tyko USA TODAY Published 7:45 p.m. UTC May 31, 2018 Sears Holdings continues to shrink its footprint, saying Thursday that it will close another 63 Sears and Kmart stores as it tries to shave costs and regain its footing in the midst of sagging sales. The retailer told employees that it will shutter 15 Kmart and 48 Sears locations in early September, with liquidation sales starting as soon as June 14. The stores that will be going out of business are: KMART California Ridgecrest: 910 North China Lake Blvd. Colorado Arvada: 9881 W 58th Avenue Florida Tampa: 5400 E Busch Blvd Hawaii Lihue: 4303 Nawiliwili Road Iowa Des Moines: 2535 Hubbell Avenue Illinois Rockford: 5909 E State Street Louisiana Lake Charles: 4070 Ryan Street Minnesota Duluth: 215 North Central Avenue New Jersey Passaic / Clifton: 24 34 Barbour Avenue New Mexico Albuquerque: 2100 Carlisle Avenue New York West Babylon: 1000 Montauk Highway Rosedale: 25301 Rockaway Blvd Oregon … [Read more...] about How low can it go? Sears will close 63 more stores. Is your’s on the list?
Sears is closing an additional 72 stores this year, the retailer said on Thursday. The closures are part of the chain's strategy to focus on its best-performing stores as it tries to stem years of losses. Its revenue plummeted more than 30 percent, Sears (SHLD) said, in a quarter the CEO admitted was "challenging." The beleaguered department store chain has closed more than 100 stores in the first three months of the year, according to SEC documents. Here are the locations whose closure was announced Thursday: Kmart 910 North China Lake Blvd, Ridgecrest, CA Kmart 9881 W 58Th Avenue, Arvada, CO Kmart 5400 E Busch Blvd, Tampa, FL Kmart 4303 Nawiliwili Road, Lihue, HI Kmart 2535 Hubbell Avenue, Des Moines, IA Kmart 5909 E State Street, Rockford, IL Kmart 4070 Ryan Street, Lake Charles, LA Kmart 215 North Central Avenue, Duluth, MN Kmart 24 34 Barbour Avenue, Passaic / Clifton, NJ Kmart 2100 Carlisle Avenue, Albuquerque, NM Kmart 1000 Montauk Highway, West Babylon, NY Kmart … [Read more...] about Is my Sears or Kmart closing? Check this list