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How London’s failing schools became the best in the world

In what must rank as a remarkable turnaround by anyone’s standards, failing schools once judged to be some of the worst in the UK have been hailed as among the best in the world, Forbes reports. Now a study into this success story has identified some of the key elements behind the transformation, in what could prove to be a model for large-scale urban school renewal across the developed world. Just 15 years ago, schools in the London borough of Tower Hamlets were in the doldrums. While the local council boasted the landmark site of the Tower of London, from which it took its name, it also had some of the worst performing schools in the UK…

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