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Daily News Summary
23 Feb 2016

image ‘Teachers should do more to ensure that the benefits of EU membership are understood by our students’
image 'If students want to learn to be leaders they should study at US universities'
image Education secretary Nicky Morgan records video hitting back at critics of new primary assessments
image Maths revision: E + 50 years = A-level grade B
image Fears for 26,000 11-year-olds 'unable to read properly'
image The importance of play: what universities can learn from preschools
image England’s schools make us the extremists of Europe

‘Teachers should do more to ensure that the benefits of EU membership are understood by our students’

 

Teachers are, in the majority, internationalists and understand the benefits of collaboration across different countries, writes a leading educationist. By John Dunford, The TES.

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TES

'If students want to learn to be leaders they should study at US universities'

 

Students who want to be successful business leaders would be far better off studying at US universities than British ones, says head Jonathan Taylor. Jonathan Taylor is headteacher of North Bridge House Canonbury, London. The Telegraph. References Dulwich College.

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Telegraph

Education secretary Nicky Morgan records video hitting back at critics of new primary assessments

 

Education secretary Nicky Morgan has recorded a Twitter video in which she hits back at criticism of the controversial new primary assessment regime. By Helen Ward, The TES.

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TES

Maths revision: E + 50 years = A-level grade B

 

Standards in A-level maths have fallen so sharply that a candidate awarded a B grade today would have earned only an E grade 50 years ago, a study suggests. By Greg Hurst, The Times. Also reported by The Telegraph.

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Times
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Telegraph

Fears for 26,000 11-year-olds 'unable to read properly'

 

About 26,000 children are at risk of leaving Welsh primary schools unable to read well over the next five years, a campaign group has claimed. BBC News online.

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BBC

The importance of play: what universities can learn from preschools

 

Almost as soon as they begin school, children start getting tested. With the introduction of tests for four-year-olds and the explicit link between test results and school performance, education policies of successive governments have led to an increased emphasis on results at all levels of schooling. By Nicola Whitton, The Conversation.

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The Conversation

England’s schools make us the extremists of Europe

 

The country spends less on education, tests more, excludes more children and promotes elitism. We’re miserable – and languishing at the bottom of the pile. By Danny Dorling, author and Halford Mackinder professor of human geography at Oxford University. The Guardian.

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Guardian

 

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