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Daily News Summary
6 Aug 2015

image Privately educated graduates 'earn more' than state school colleagues
image Labour's Andy Burnham pledges to scrap tuition fees
image What are Jeremy Corbyn's education policies?
image Ofqual: Exam boards on track to meet marking deadlines
image Britons 'nervous to speak foreign language when abroad'
image University of Sussex unveils new creative space dedicated to its former chancellor Lord Richard Attenborough
image Bee count finds school grounds abuzz as their favourite habitat

Privately educated graduates 'earn more' than state school colleagues

 

Privately educated UK graduates in high status jobs earn more than their state school counterparts, says a study. By Katherine Sellgren, BBC News online. Also reported by The Times, The Telegraph and The Guardian.

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BBC
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Times
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Telegraph
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Guardian

Labour's Andy Burnham pledges to scrap tuition fees

 

Andy Burnham is to pledge that Labour will promise to axe university tuition fees if he becomes the party's leader. By unnamed reporter, BBC News online. Also reported by The Financial Times.

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BBC
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Financial Times

What are Jeremy Corbyn's education policies?

 

Jeremy Corbyn has surprised almost everyone, possibly including himself, by moving from rank outsider to the bookies’ favourite in the Labour leadership race. By Richard Vaughan, The TES.

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TES

Ofqual: Exam boards on track to meet marking deadlines

 

Ofqual chief Glenys Stacey has reassured schools that exam boards are on course to meet their publishing deadlines – avoiding last year’s scramble when last-minute contingency measures were put in place amid fears one exam board was falling behind with marking papers. By John Dickens, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

Britons 'nervous to speak foreign language when abroad'

 

A quarter of British holidaymakers feel nervous at the thought of having to speak the local language when they go abroad, a poll suggests. By Katherine Sellgren, BBC News online.

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BBC

University of Sussex unveils new creative space dedicated to its former chancellor Lord Richard Attenborough

 

New facility will build on Lord Attenborough's legacy of 'liberal values, radical action, empowerment, and a passion for the humanities'. By Aftab Ali, The Independent.

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Independent

Bee count finds school grounds abuzz as their favourite habitat

 

Great British Bee Count, involving 6,000 people in May, reports schools and gardens – not countryside and farmland – are insects’ favourite places. By Press Association, in The Guardian.

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Guardian

 

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