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Daily News Summary
19 Aug 2015

image Let’s get every child reading widely and well
image English children among the unhappiest in the world at school due to bullying
image Majority of UK graduates are being forced into non-graduate work, says study
image Teachers' careers could stall unless they become markers
image Lack of support is leading trainee teachers with children to quit the profession, report says
image Women further ahead in university places
image Lord Baker to announce plans to open 25 'career colleges' in push to train 14 to 19-year-olds
image Pupils taught by Chinese outpace their peers in experiment
image Student demands female composers on A-level music syllabus
image Employers shouldn't have to clean up schools' mess
image London majority-Muslim school scraps sex segregation - despite angry parents' complaints

Let’s get every child reading widely and well

 

Too many children are unable to enjoy our country's rich literary heritage. We need to change that. By Nicky Morgan and David Walliams, The Telegraph. Also reported by The Guardian, BBC News online and The TES.

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Telegraph
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Guardian
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BBC
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TES

English children among the unhappiest in the world at school due to bullying

 

Violence and poor relationships with teachers puts English children 14th out of 15 countries surveyed for happiness at school as charity calls for action. By Sally Weale, The Guardian. Also reported by BBC News online, The TES and The Telegraph.

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Guardian
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BBC
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TES
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Telegraph

Majority of UK graduates are being forced into non-graduate work, says study

 

More than half of UK graduates are now in non-graduate jobs - the highest in any European country except Greece. By Richard Garner, The Independent. Also reported by BBC News online, The Times and The Guardian.

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Independent
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BBC
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Times
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Guardian

Teachers' careers could stall unless they become markers

 

Teachers could be barred from progressing up the career ladder unless they agree to mark GCSE papers to tackle a shortage of high-calibre examiners. By Javier Espinoza, The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

Lack of support is leading trainee teachers with children to quit the profession, report says

 

Would-be teachers are dropping out of the profession because of a lack of support for trainees who have young children, a new study has found. By Adi Bloom, The TES.

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Telegraph

Women further ahead in university places

 

The number of women gaining places at university is rising twice as quickly as that for men, the latest figures show. By Sean Coughlan, BBC News online.

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BBC

Lord Baker to announce plans to open 25 'career colleges' in push to train 14 to 19-year-olds

 

Exclusive: The colleges are designed to teach a range of occupational subjects including digital technology, construction, engineering and health care. By Richard Garner, The Independent.

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Independent

Pupils taught by Chinese outpace their peers in experiment

 

British pupils taught by Chinese are better than their counterparts in maths and science, a new experiment as part of a BBC Two programme showed. By Javier Espinoza, The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

Student demands female composers on A-level music syllabus

 

Petition calls for Edexcel to change syllabus after student points out that it features 63 male composers and no female ones. By Nadia Khomami, The Guardian.

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Guardian

Employers shouldn't have to clean up schools' mess

 

There are plenty of jobs to be had, but Britain's education system is failing to give young people the skills that businesses need. By Dr Adam Marshall, executive director for policy and external affairs at the British Chambers of Commerce. The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

London majority-Muslim school scraps sex segregation - despite angry parents' complaints

 

Principal Mohsen Ojja tells The Independent his drastic reforms are needed to turn the failing school around - and that he won't be stopped by a 'quite militant, quite vociferous minority' petitioning against change.

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Independent

 

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