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Daily News Summary
8 Dec 2015

image Asia’s approach to learning spawns a global industry
image Privately educated Scots dominate top jobs
image Scottish private schools see pupil numbers fall to record low
image Asian pupils get a British education on their doorstep
image UK student numbers surge in Netherlands
image Pre-school and early home learning: effects on A level outcomes
image Failing academies face rapid action
image Young people 'priced out of sport' after leaving school
image Bedroom tax is 'hurting children’s sleep and their ability to learn’
image The Guardian view on religion in public life: education may be the answer

Asia’s approach to learning spawns a global industry

 

When a talented tutor is offered $11m to jump ship to a rival teaching house, you appreciate the importance Hong Kong places on education. By Louise Lucas, The Financial Times. References the Independent Schools Council, Eton College, Harrow, Dulwich College, Marlborough College and Haileybury.

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Financial Times

Privately educated Scots dominate top jobs

 

A report by the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission has found that those from well-off backgrounds dominate the highest positions in Scotland. By Sofiane Kennouche, The Scotsman.

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Scotsman

Scottish private schools see pupil numbers fall to record low

 

PUPIL numbers at Scottish private schools have reached their lowest level for a decade, new figures show. By Andrew Denholm, Herald Scotland. Quotes John Edward, director of the Scottish Council of Independent Schools (Scis) and Richard Toley, headmaster of Lathallan School in Angus.

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Herald

Asian pupils get a British education on their doorstep

 

Green melon curry or steamed fish with lime sauce may be on the menu rather than porridge and kippers, while extracurricular activities include rope climbing and cutting sugarcane rather than clay pigeon shooting. By Greg Hurst, The Times. References Harrow School and Harrow's international schools.

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Times

UK student numbers surge in Netherlands

 

The historic city of Groningen has got all the things you'd expect from somewhere picturesque and Dutch - canals, bridges and bikes. By Sean Coughlan, BBC News online. Quotes Chris King, chairman of the Headmasters and Headmistresses Conference, in a report from Maastricht University.

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BBC

Pre-school and early home learning: effects on A level outcomes

 

The DfE, in the latest paper from its ‘Effective pre-school, primary and secondary education (EPPSE)’ study, has released a report looking at whether pre-school and early home learning helps students gain more A-levels.

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DfE

Failing academies face rapid action

 

Struggling academies could face rapid intervention and being taken over by another academy chain, in new powers proposed by the education secretary. By Sean Coughlan, BBC News online.

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BBC

Young people 'priced out of sport' after leaving school

 

Young people are being squeezed out of sport because a third live in poverty and the cost of taking part is too high, according to a study. By Judith Burns, BBC News online.

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BBC

Bedroom tax is 'hurting children’s sleep and their ability to learn’

 

Children having to share bedrooms and therefore struggle to find a quiet place to do homework. By Richard Garner, The Independent. Also reported by The Guardian.

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Independent
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Guardian

The Guardian view on religion in public life: education may be the answer

 

Rather than excluding God from schools and the state, putting faith at their heart could be the best antidote to extremism. Editorial piece in The Guardian. The Conversation also writes on the issue of religious education in schools.

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Guardian
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The Conversation

 

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