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Daily News Summary
4 Nov 2015

image Top London college partners with China to open three British schools
image Nicky Morgan's speech on the government’s education reforms
image Encourage boys into cheerleading to 'challenge gender stereotypes'
image Thousands of pupils get extra marks for being ill
image Schools to blame for problems in UK economy, says business chief
image Scottish government's 'ambitious' plan to tackle attainment gap questioned
image Shanghai teachers arrive to share world-class approach to maths
image Should home education be more tightly regulated?
image Daddy . . . why don’t fish have eyebrows?

Top London college partners with China to open three British schools

 

King’s College School in Wimbledon, London, has gone into partnership with Shanghai-based education provider Dipont to set up a trio of fee-paying British-style schools in China. Quotes Andrew Halls, head of King’s College School. By Elizabeth Roberts, The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

Nicky Morgan's speech on the government’s education reforms

 

There is widespread coverage on Nicky Morgan's speech yesterday, reported by BBC News online, The Guardian, The TES and The Independent.

Nicky Morgan's speech on the government's education reforms is published in full on the DfE website.

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Guardian
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Guardian
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TES
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Independent
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DfE

Encourage boys into cheerleading to 'challenge gender stereotypes'

 

An academic has called for mixed-sex PE lessons in schools, saying boys could benefit from taking part in traditionally 'feminine' activities. References the Girls’ Day School Trust. By Josie Gurney-Read, The Telegraph. Also reported in The TES and The Conversation.

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Telegraph
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TES
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The Conversation

Thousands of pupils get extra marks for being ill

 

Thousands of teenagers were given extra time in exams and additional marks in their GCSE and A levels this summer after pleading extenuating circumstances. By Nicola Woolcock, The Times.

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Times

Schools to blame for problems in UK economy, says business chief

 

The outgoing head of Britain's biggest business lobby group has claimed that problems of poor productivity and skills shortages are rooted in schools rather than the workplace. By TES reporter, The TES.

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TES

Scottish government's 'ambitious' plan to tackle attainment gap questioned

 

A report has questioned the Scottish government's ability to close the education attainment gap between rich and poor students. By unnamed reporter, BBC News online.

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BBC

Shanghai teachers arrive to share world-class approach to maths

 

Chinese teachers have arrived in England to share their maths teaching techniques with secondary schools, in a bid to raise standards in the subject. By Eleanor Busby, The TES.

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TES

Should home education be more tightly regulated?

 

Sunday can be a hectic evening for many families. A time to organise packed lunches, iron uniforms and polish school shoes. But for a sizeable minority such pressures do not apply. By Emma Jones, The Conversation.

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The Conversation

Daddy . . . why don’t fish have eyebrows?

 

Do people live on the Sun? Is a brick wall man-made? Why is the sky blue? These are just some of the questions about science posed by curious children that parents are struggling to answer. By Greg Hurst, The Times. Also reported by BBC News online.

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BBC

 

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