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Daily News Summary
4 Aug 2016

image Theresa May should fund private schools to take on poor students
image Private schools extend lead in entrants to university
image Teachers are over-estimating the A Level grades of ethnic minority students by two or more grades, research finds
image Half of pupils fail to hit predicted A-level grades
image Number 10 scraps education adviser role
image University isn't the only route into a career - a first class degree and no experience means very little
image Teachers star in hilarious music videos to say goodbye to school leavers

Theresa May should fund private schools to take on poor students

 

Shaun Fenton, headmaster of Reigate Grammar School, suggests how to increase access to independent schools, at no extra cost to the tax payer. The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

Private schools extend lead in entrants to university

 

Recent data has revealed that independent schools have extended their lead over state schools in getting pupils into university, in the first year of higher fees. Reported by BBC News online, Schools Week, The Telegraph, Guardian and Independent.

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Telegraph
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Guardian
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Independent

Teachers are over-estimating the A Level grades of ethnic minority students by two or more grades, research finds

 

Teachers are over-estimating the A Level grades of ethnic minority students by two or more grades because they want to boost their chances of going to university, a new UCAS study has suggested. By Javier Espinoza, The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

Half of pupils fail to hit predicted A-level grades

 

More than half of teenagers missed their A-level predictions by more than two grades last year, according to research by the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (Ucas). This was up from 39 per cent in 2010. By Nicola Woolcock, The Times. Also reported by TES.

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TES

Number 10 scraps education adviser role

 

Theresa May will not have a dedicated adviser on education policy, TES understands, following Rachel Wolf 's decision is to step down from her role at Number 10. By Richard Vaughan, TES.

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TES

University isn't the only route into a career - a first class degree and no experience means very little

 

This week, university maintenance grants were officially scrapped after the Conservative Government first announced the change last year. By Liam Harrington, CEO and co-founder UNILAD. The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

Teachers star in hilarious music videos to say goodbye to school leavers

 

Pink ukuleles, juggling, trampolining and twirling on the head's chair - you can't help but smile at these teachers' antics. By Helen Ward, TES.

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TES

 

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