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Daily News Summary
13 Oct 2015

image ‘The glaring gap in the English education system is social class’
image I hate the idea of private schools, but still send my kids to one
image A-level resits ‘confusion’ unfair on students, says Cambridge principal
image Single national exam board would be 'a Corbynesque solution,' claims OCR head
image How to get into Oxford: the answer is really rather simple
image World Maths Day: ​Why are Britons so hopeless at maths?
image Scottish schools urged to embrace Twitter
image Headteacher's open letter goes viral after he refuses to let MP into his school over Tory 'attacks'

‘The glaring gap in the English education system is social class’

 

Becky Francis is a Labour party member with strong views, and can’t stand it when politicians ignore evidence. Becky Francis, professor of education and social justice at King’s College London, is a Labour party member and feminist who wears her politics on her sleeve. She thinks private schools should lose their charitable status. She does not mince words about failing academies. By Susanna Rustin, Guardian.

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Guardian

I hate the idea of private schools, but still send my kids to one

 

Like many parents, Alex Proud puts his principles to one side when it comes to giving his children the best start in life. Includes reader poll asking if parents should feel guilty about sending children to an independent school.

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Telegraph

A-level resits ‘confusion’ unfair on students, says Cambridge principal

 

Students entering their final year of A-level study are being left in the dark over the resit policy, says a Cambridge principal. By Gareth McPheron, Cambridge News. Quotes Stuart Nicholson, ISA.

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Regional Media

Single national exam board would be 'a Corbynesque solution,' claims OCR head

 

Simon Lebus says the Government proposal 'could lead to greater political involvement' in education. By Richard Garner, Independent. Also reported in TES.

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Independent
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TES

How to get into Oxford: the answer is really rather simple

 

Can archaeology prove or disprove biblical stories? Are bankers worth their pay? And what happens if you balance a ruler on your fingers and push them together? If you are 17 or 18 and can provide a convincing answer to one of these questions, the good news is you should do well in an Oxford interview. The bad news is, you have two days left to apply. By Greg Hurst, Times. Also reported in Telegraph, Guardian, TES, BBC News Online.

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Times
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Telegraph
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Guardian
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TES
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BBC

World Maths Day: ​Why are Britons so hopeless at maths?

 

It's time to boost the sum total of our knowledge. By Rhodri Marsden, Independent.

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Independent

Scottish schools urged to embrace Twitter

 

Most Scottish schools have failed to embrace Twitter and are missing out on one of the richest educational resources of the digital era, a technology writer has claimed. By Henry Hepburn, TES.

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TES

Headteacher's open letter goes viral after he refuses to let MP into his school over Tory 'attacks'

 

Colin Harris told Mirror Online he was fed up of meddling ministers after spending 20 years in charge of Warren Park Primary in Hampshire. By Dan Bloom, Mirror.

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Daily Mirror

 

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