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Daily News Summary
13 Apr 2016

image Graduates earn less than those without degrees at low performing universities
image Schools could be forced to report parents who boycott SATs
image School leaders back plan to help teachers with mortgage deposits
image SEND focus: 'All children have the right to be home-schooled, but they should not be pushed into it'
image GCSE students don't need to go to the theatre – they just need passion
image What gets me up in the morning: 'The massive privilege of fostering a joy of learning'
image Council aims to have all Edinburgh pupils 'back by next week'
image Sports day and Sats: 21 ways you know it's summer term

Graduates earn less than those without degrees at low performing universities

 

Male graduates who studied at 23 low performing universities earn less, on average, than peers who didn't enter higher education, a major new report has found. By Josie Gurney-Read, The Telegraph. Also reported by The Times and BBC News online.

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Telegraph
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BBC

Schools could be forced to report parents who boycott SATs

 

School leaders may be forced to report parents who purposely keep their children at home during this summer’s SATs, leaving boycotters open to prosecution, jail time and fines of up to £2,500. By Freddie Whittaker, Schools Week. Also reported by TES.

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TES

School leaders back plan to help teachers with mortgage deposits

 

A call for help with teachers’ mortgage deposits and for closer work between schools has been backed by school leaders, as a leading education organisation warned of “deeply entrenched” inequality across the country. By Freddie Whittaker, Schools Week. Also reported by TES.

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Schools Week
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TES

SEND focus: 'All children have the right to be home-schooled, but they should not be pushed into it'

 

How should schools react to a parent bringing up the topic of home-schooling a pupil with SEND? By Katerine Runswick-Cole, TES.

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TES

GCSE students don't need to go to the theatre – they just need passion

 

Outrage has greeted the news that two exam boards say it is no longer compulsory for pupils to see a live performance. But digital streaming could turn more children on to theatre than ever before. By Lyn Gardner, The Guardian.

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Guardian

What gets me up in the morning: 'The massive privilege of fostering a joy of learning'

 

One primary teacher explains why playing a role in unlocking the potential and curiosity of his pupils means so much to him. By James Glasse, TES.

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TES

Council aims to have all Edinburgh pupils 'back by next week'

 

It is hoped all pupils affected by the closure of 17 schools in Edinburgh will be back in class by next Tuesday, the council has said. By BBC News online.

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BBC

Sports day and Sats: 21 ways you know it's summer term

 

Ah, summer. Season of sports days and residential trips. Or, more accurately, of Sats tests and GCSE revision lessons. Still, at least there's sunshine. Maybe. By Adi Bloom, TES.

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