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An independent charity that combines the journalistic expertise of The Economist newspaper with teaching know-how.

The Economist Educational Foundation

United Kingdom
We enable inspiring discussions about the news in schools by providing educational news content, teacher training and resources. We also bring together schools from different communities and countries for global conversations. www.EconomistFoundation.org www.BurnetNewsClub.com
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Giving young people the skills to think for themselves about current affairs.

Emily Evans, Founder and CEO
“It has never been so important to ensure that all young people have opportunities to build news literacy skills and join inquisitive discussions about current affairs.”

Emily Evans, Founder and CEO

We enable inspiring discussions about the news in schools. We provide educational news content, teacher training and resources. We also bring together schools from different communities and countries for global conversations.

By taking part in these discussions, young people learn to think for themselves about the news. They become able to see fake news, one-sided debates and unsound arguments for what they are. They practice having their say about issues affecting their lives.  

In uncertain times, the ability to think critically and communicate confidently about real-world issues is a hugely valuable asset. It not only gives young people a voice, it helps them to succeed in school, the workplace and beyond.

 Get in touch to find out more: www.economistfoundation.org


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TEACHERS
Target Group
5 000
Children/Users
8
Countries
2012
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For-profit
Organisation
307
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There are lots of ways to work with us: Use our free resources; Join the Burnet News Club; Book a teacher training day focused on bringing current affairs into your classroom; Book a workshop or immersive event for your students - we will build their news literacy by bringing a news story to life.
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