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Daily News Summary
3 Dec 2015

image Annual assessment
image Education failures
image Why private schooling is on the decline in England
image Record £360k grant awarded for research on improving vocational education
image Google 'stores children's data' - civil liberties group
image Zuckerberg to donate 99 per cent of his Facebook shares to improve education
image Government to cut funding for disabled university students
image Councils to be banned from cutting primary school week
image New Elitist Scotland report a "wake up call" for government
image Lonely boy finds new friends a world away

Annual assessment

 

2015 was a year in which the independent sector thrived. Its schools enrolled record numbers of students, whilst continuing to exemplify pedagogic innovation – despite media ferment and post-electoral regime change. Some of the sector's leading figures spoke with IE to examine its implications. Quotes Barnaby Lenon, Chairman of the Independent Schools Council; Alun Jones, President of the Girls' Schools Association; Richard Harman, Headmaster of Uppingham School and vice-chairman of HMC; Paul Norton, Principal of Kings Monkton School and Robin Fletcher, National director of the Boarding Schools' Association. By Stephanie Broad, IE Today.

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IE Today

Education failures

 

Letter to The Telegraph regarding Sir Michael Wilshaw's recent comments about the 'educational division'. Written by Kevin Riley, Headmaster at Bradford Grammar School. The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

Why private schooling is on the decline in England

 

England’s private schools are struggling to attract pupils. Although the number of school-age children has risen since 2008, independent schools have barely grown. By unnamed reporter, The Economist.

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Economist

Record £360k grant awarded for research on improving vocational education

 

A team of academics has been handed the biggest-ever grant in the field of technical and vocational education to research how to improve teaching standards in FE. By Will Martin, The TES.

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TES

Google 'stores children's data' - civil liberties group

 

Google collects schoolchildren's personal data, including internet searches, a civil liberties group says. By Kevin Rawlinson, BBC News online.

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BBC

Zuckerberg to donate 99 per cent of his Facebook shares to improve education

 

Mark Zuckerberg, the billionaire founder of Facebook, has pledged to give 99 per cent of his company shares to good causes, with a particular focus on improving education. By Richard Vaughan, The TES.

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TES

Government to cut funding for disabled university students

 

The government is to cut its funding for disabled students in higher education, shifting responsibility from the public purse to universities, which from next year will be expected to pick up a greater share of the bill. By Sally Weale, The Guardian.

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Guardian

Councils to be banned from cutting primary school week

 

Councils are to be banned from cutting the length of the primary school week to save money. By Jamie McIvor, BBC News online.

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BBC

New Elitist Scotland report a "wake up call" for government

 

SCOTLAND'S leading professions are dominated by people from privileged backgrounds, according to a major new report which has been described as a "wake-up call". By Magnus Gardham, Herald Scotland.

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Herald

Lonely boy finds new friends a world away

 

The loneliest schoolboy in Britain can expect a special delivery this Christmas in the form of hundreds of cards from around the world. By Gabriella Swerling, The Times.

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Times

 

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