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Daily News Summary
9 Oct 2015

image Do 'lazy stereotypes' put parents off private schools?
image Ofqual chief: exam markers 'don't do it for the money'
image State schools are better at preparing pupils for the 'new economy', Ucas chief warns private headteachers
image I pity those children forced to do zumba at school
image Parents want combined technical and academic education, research shows
image Boarding schools should be cheaper to help middle-class parents, says former Eton head
image 'The trouble with choosing what history to teach'
image Oxbridge graduates 'earn double £200,000 Russell Group premium'
image Best apprentices earn more than university graduates

Do 'lazy stereotypes' put parents off private schools?

 

In an interview with the TES, ISC General Secretary Julie Robinson speaks about media stereotypes of independent schools and partnerships between the independent and state schools. In TES No.5167 (09/10/15), pp 16,17.

Ofqual chief: exam markers 'don't do it for the money'

 

Paying them more wouldn't raise standards, Glenys Stacey argues. By Kaye Wiggins, TES. Also reported in the Telegraph.

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Telegraph

State schools are better at preparing pupils for the 'new economy', Ucas chief warns private headteachers

 

State schools are better than private schools at preparing their pupils for jobs in the “new economy”, the head of the university admissions service has said. By Kaye Wiggins, TES.

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TES

I pity those children forced to do zumba at school

 

I hated team sport when I was at school, but it's made me the woman I am today. Opinion by Jemima Lewis, Telegraph.

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Telegraph

Parents want combined technical and academic education, research shows

 

Three-quarters of parents believe children should have the option of a combined academic and technical education at the age of 14, new research shows. By TES.

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TES

Boarding schools should be cheaper to help middle-class parents, says former Eton head

 

Tony Little says cheaper "no-frills" options for those struggling to pay soaring fees should be made available in the UK. By Javier Espinoza, Telegraph. Quotes figures from the ISC. Also reported in Western Daily Press, Independent, TES.

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Telegraph
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Regional Media
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Independent
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TES

'The trouble with choosing what history to teach'

 

Corbyn says pupils should learn about suffering under the British Empire, but it's vital history isn't taught to meet a social agenda, says Peter Tait, former headmaster of Sherborne Preparatory School.

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Telegraph

Oxbridge graduates 'earn double £200,000 Russell Group premium'

 

Graduates of the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge earn £400,000 more over a lifetime than students from non-Russell Group universities. By Josie Gurney-Read, Telegraph.

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Telegraph

Best apprentices earn more than university graduates

 

Young people who complete an elite apprenticeship are likely to earn more over their lifetimes than most graduates, research has suggested. By Greg Hurst, Times.

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Times

 

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