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Daily News Summary
28 Jul 2015

image An interview with Barnaby Lenon
image Is it worth sending your child to a private boarding school overseas?
image Councils to be scored on school dropout rates
image Unions hit back at Nicky Morgan's 'delusional' workload suggestions
image Value of education: UK and US parents in top-ten countries that think university offers poor value for money, HSBC survey finds
image Universities say no to new ranking
image Brassed off: the music teachers on zero-hours contracts
image Asia’s classrooms have so much to teach us
image What should really happen when a child goes missing from school?
image The university with no students

An interview with Barnaby Lenon

 

The British education system is world famous, but how do you find out which school is right for your child? Barnaby Lenon, chairman of the Independent Schools Council (ISC) and a former headmaster of Harrow, one of Britain’s leading independent schools, shares his view. Barclays Unlock Britain.

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Barclays Bank

Is it worth sending your child to a private boarding school overseas?

 

A new report from FXcompared Intelligence contrasts the notoriously high boarding school fees in the UK with those abroad. By Liz Phillips, The Telegraph. References data from ISC.

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Telegraph

Councils to be scored on school dropout rates

 

Local councils in England are to be scored annually on how well they tackle the dropout rate among teenagers from schools and colleges. By unnamed reporter, BBC News online. Also reported by The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

Unions hit back at Nicky Morgan's 'delusional' workload suggestions

 

Nicky Morgan’s suggestion that teachers should not be expected to spend hours marking or responding to emails after 5pm is “delusional”, classroom leaders have claimed. By Richard Vaughan, The TES.

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TES

Value of education: UK and US parents in top-ten countries that think university offers poor value for money, HSBC survey finds

 

Taiwan leads the way as Canada and France also make it into the chart. By Aftab Ali, The Independent.

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Independent

Universities say no to new ranking

 

The OECD wants Pisa-style tables for higher education to measure students’ ‘learning gain’. But those with the oldest reputations have most to lose. By Harriet Swain, The Guardian.

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Guardian

Brassed off: the music teachers on zero-hours contracts

 

Redundancies and cuts in funding may leave some children with no opportunity to learn a musical instrument. By Janet Murray, The Guardian.

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Guardian

Asia’s classrooms have so much to teach us

 

David Cameron should use his foreign trip to learn why we are being bested by countries where parents were barely educated. By Anne McElvoy, Senior Editor at 'The Economist’. The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

What should really happen when a child goes missing from school?

 

Sir Michael Wishaw is right: we need to watch out for children taken out of school and at risk. But schools need a local community support system around them for this to work. Comment by Estelle Morris, The Guardian.

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Guardian

The university with no students

 

No students were signed up for courses at this university a year after it opened a centre in London. By Javier Espinoza, The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

 

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