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Daily News Summary
23 Sep 2015

image Blog of the week: Why schools may be the key to gender-happy workplaces
image Japan heroes given guard of honour by students after famous win over South Africa as Springboks face the music
image Mandarin lessons to get £10m boost, says Chancellor
image One in five young people has suffered online abuse, study finds
image Parents of teenagers rate confidence and appearance over intelligence, survey finds
image Author aims to teach children the ‘lost’ words from nature
image Don’t blame youth for giving university a miss
image University of Central Lancashire launches medical degree that is only open to overseas students
image Leicester University set to offer US-style flexi-degree courses
image Give siblings the right to go to the same school, say parents

Blog of the week: Why schools may be the key to gender-happy workplaces

 

Jane Grubb, Head of Bedales Prep School, discusses the way in which schools are the key to fostering supportive relations between men and women…

ISC Blogs - initiatives, issues and ideas from your schools. If you would like to join the conversation, contact georgina.belcher@isc.co.uk

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Japan heroes given guard of honour by students after famous win over South Africa as Springboks face the music

 

Japan's Rugby World Cup heroes were given a guard of honour by 1,200 students as they returned to training on Monday. References Brighton College. By Martin Domin, The Daily Mail.

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Daily Mail

Mandarin lessons to get £10m boost, says Chancellor

 

Mandarin in English schools will get a £10m boost, and 5,000 more pupils will learn it by 2020, George Osborne has said on a visit to China. By unnamed reported, BBC News online.

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BBC

One in five young people has suffered online abuse, study finds

 

Cyberbullying is a worse problem among teenagers than drug abuse, according to almost half of all young people surveyed in a new study that finds one in five has experienced online abuse. By Jessica Elgot, The Guardian.

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Guardian

Parents of teenagers rate confidence and appearance over intelligence, survey finds

 

Young people and their parents believe that confidence and communication skills are more important than being naturally clever when it comes to achieving success in life, a survey of more than 1,600 young people and 600 parents has found. By Kaye Wiggins, The TES.

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TES

Author aims to teach children the ‘lost’ words from nature

 

Robert Macfarlane, an award-winning writer, is to pen his first book for children to try to reinstate nature-related words into their vocabulary. By Hannah Furness, The Telegraph. Link not available online.

Don’t blame youth for giving university a miss

 

Many school leavers are thinking twice before heading off to college. The time for apprenticeships has come. Opinion piece by Alice Thomson, The Times.

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Times

University of Central Lancashire launches medical degree that is only open to overseas students

 

Hospitals may be struggling to overcome immigration laws to recruit new nurses, but for the university sector it is a different story. By Charlie Cooper, The Independent. Also reported by BBC News online.

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Independent
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BBC

Leicester University set to offer US-style flexi-degree courses

 

A leading university is to offer all its students the chance to study new US-style flexi-degree courses from next September. By Richard Garner, The Independent.

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Independent

Give siblings the right to go to the same school, say parents

 

Campaigners fighting to keep siblings together at Portobello's Towerbank Primary urge ministers to establish national policy. By Auslan Cramb, The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

 

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