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Daily News Summary
19 Jan 2016

image Independent schools tasked with proving they share resources with state schools
image Morgan launches anti-extremism drive
image It’s not selection, says schools chief as he backs college at 14
image I'll back schools and courts that want to ban veil, says Cameron: 'People should be able to wear what they like, but they must follow our rules'
image Labour challenges final end of student grants
image How to solve the teacher shortage
image Third of teachers ban electronic devices in classroom despite positive outcomes, survey finds
image Soaring costs of sending children to school forcing parents to cut back on food and heating
image Pupils in poor countries lack textbooks, says Unesco

Independent schools tasked with proving they share resources with state schools

 

Public schools must show how they share facilities with state schools – or risk losing hundreds of millions of pounds in tax breaks. By Hayley Zimak, Education Executive. References Eton, Winchester and Harrow.

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Ed Exec

Morgan launches anti-extremism drive

 

An "educate against hate" website is to be launched by Education Secretary Nicky Morgan, as part of a renewed drive against extremism. By Sean Coughlan, BBC News online. Also reported by the TES and The Guardian.

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BBC
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TES
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Guardian

It’s not selection, says schools chief as he backs college at 14

 

England’s chief schools inspector will today call for comprehensive schools to open mini-colleges for non-academic pupils to attend from 14. By Greg Hurst, The Times.

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Times

I'll back schools and courts that want to ban veil, says Cameron: 'People should be able to wear what they like, but they must follow our rules'

 

Schools, courts and any other public institution which wants to ban Muslim women from wearing the veil can expect the full backing of the Government, David Cameron declared yesterday. By James Slack, The Daily Mail.

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Daily Mail

Labour challenges final end of student grants

 

Labour is calling on the government to abandon its plan to scrap maintenance grants for the poorest students in England and replace them with loans. By Sean Coughlan, BBC News online.

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BBC

How to solve the teacher shortage

 

In a rare show of unity, six teachers unions have joined together to warn about a developing crisis in the teaching profession. In a submission to the School Teachers' Review Body, they argued that teachers need a pay rise and that they are working under increasing pressure. By Howard Stevenson, The Conversation.

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The Conversation

Third of teachers ban electronic devices in classroom despite positive outcomes, survey finds

 

More than a third of UK teachers have banned mobile phones and laptops from the classroom – despite them having a positive impact on students' results, a new survey suggests. By Eleanor Busby, The TES.

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TES

Soaring costs of sending children to school forcing parents to cut back on food and heating

 

Research by the Royal Merchant Navy Education Foundation charity shows that families are sacrificing necessities as the cost of education soars. By Steve Doohan, The Mirror.

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Daily Mirror

Pupils in poor countries lack textbooks, says Unesco

 

Pupils in the poorest countries are suffering from a lack of basic textbooks, according to a report from a United Nations agency. BBC News online.

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BBC

 

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