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Daily News Summary
31 Jul 2015

image 'Exam results do matter - stop telling pupils they don't'
image English schools see first rise in exclusions in eight years
image Make teachers learn how to mark, says chief of exam board
image Zambian student who came to the UK when she was six has won high court battle to be granted a student loan
image Signing off: Finnish schools phase out handwriting classes
image Tales of social life are best advert for university

'Exam results do matter - stop telling pupils they don't'

 

'Qué será, será' isn't good enough, says Jonathan Forster, and doesn't reflect the value placed upon academic success in a competitive work place. The Telegraph. Jonathan Forster is the principal of Moreton Hall.

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Telegraph

English schools see first rise in exclusions in eight years

 

Teaching unions concerned by increase in young pupils expelled for assaulting adults. By Richard Adams, The Guardian. Also reported by The TES, The Times and The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

Make teachers learn how to mark, says chief of exam board

 

Teachers should be given specialised training so they learn how to mark properly following concerns over the lack of competent examiners, the head of one of the exam boards in England has said. By Javier Espinoza, The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

Zambian student who came to the UK when she was six has won high court battle to be granted a student loan

 

A 20-year-old Zambian school-leaver who came to the UK when she was six has successfully challenged the eligibility criteria for university student loans. By Sam Tonkin, The Daily Mail. Also reported by The Times.

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Times

Signing off: Finnish schools phase out handwriting classes

 

Joined-up writing lessons dropped in favour of keyboard skills, in recognition of changing methods of communication. By Helen Russell, The Guardian.

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Guardian

Tales of social life are best advert for university

 

Sixth-formers are more likely to go to university if told about the social benefits rather than shown the potential long-term financial gains, new research has found. By Nicola Woolcock, The Times.

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