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Daily News Summary
10 Dec 2015

image A* grade 'increases private school advantage' in university admissions
image A fifth of grandparents paying private school fees
image Nick Gibb: There is 'no morale problem' in teaching
image Sir Michael Wilshaw: Make apprenticeships more appealing or risk them going to foreigners
image Social mobility prospects remain bleak, academic warns
image Suffolk schools red, amber and green risk ratings made public
image Prof Guy Claxton: Ability and effort are not the only foundations of academic success
image Zuckerberg is ploughing billions into ‘personalised learning’ – why?

A* grade 'increases private school advantage' in university admissions

 

Cambridge Assessment study finds independent sector pupils up to four times more likely to achieve at least one top grade. By Chris Havergal, Times Higher Education.

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Times Higher Education

A fifth of grandparents paying private school fees

 

The bank of gran and granddad continues to pay out, a new survey has found. As costs continue to rise, grandparents are being used not just for their skills in supporting families with childcare, and for sending birthday cards full of cash, but also for funding children’s private school education. By Eleanor Doughty, The Telegraph. References Bryanston School in Dorset and former headmaster of Eton College, Tony Little.

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Telegraph

Nick Gibb: There is 'no morale problem' in teaching

 

There is no evidence that teaching is “a profession with a morale problem”, schools minister Nick Gibb has told MPs. By Helen Ward, The TES.

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TES

Sir Michael Wilshaw: Make apprenticeships more appealing or risk them going to foreigners

 

In a speech at the British Chambers of Commerce, he is expected to say England must follow lessons from Switzerland and Germany. By Javier Espinoza, The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

Social mobility prospects remain bleak, academic warns

 

The prospects for improving social mobility for future generations remain bleak, an author of a key social study released a decade ago will warn. By Eleanor Busby, The TES.

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TES

Suffolk schools red, amber and green risk ratings made public

 

A local education authority has been told to reveal the names of schools which have "issues of concern". By unnamed reporter, BBC News online.

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BBC

Prof Guy Claxton: Ability and effort are not the only foundations of academic success

 

Speaking ahead of the Telegraph Festival of Education, the cognitive scientist says we can teach people to become more intelligent "irrespective of their IQ". By Josie Gurney-Read, The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

Zuckerberg is ploughing billions into ‘personalised learning’ – why?

 

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg believes personalised learning is the answer to many of education’s current woes, and is one of the four key areas that he and his wife Prescilla Chan’s US$45 billion Chan Zuckerberg Initiative will fund. By Natalia Kucirkova and Elizabeth Fitzgerald, The Conversation.

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The Conversation

 

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