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Daily News Summary
7 Jan 2016

image Jeremy Corbyn tries to force public schools to open up music, arts, sport facilities to state school children
image Single-sex education
image Ramadan taken into account in exam timetabling
image Let pupils set classroom rules and punishments, says education expert
image The closure of university nurseries is a crying shame
image Nursery staff told to report signs of radicalisation in children and parents
image Scottish pupils to sit standardised school tests from the age of five despite warnings of 'league table culture'
image Teacher shortage means pupils have to travel miles for lessons
image Feminism has gone TOO FAR and we now need to help boys more, says uni admission boss

Jeremy Corbyn tries to force public schools to open up music, arts, sport facilities to state school children

 

Exclusive: Hundreds of independent schools would also be forced to offer careers advice, help finding work experience placements and a university place to teenagers from state schools. By Christopher Hope, The Telegraph. Quotes Barnaby Lenon, chairman of the Independent Schools Council; Tom Arbuthnott, outreach director at King Edward's School in Birmingham; David Goodhew, the headmaster of Latymer Upper School in London.

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Telegraph

Single-sex education

 

Further reports and opinion pieces on the recent comments about single-sex schools. Reported by The Telegraph, The Independent, The Argus and The Guardian. Articles include quotes from Jane Lunnon, head of Wimbledon High School GDST; Richard Cairns, headteacher at Brighton College; Jennifer Smith, head of Brighton and Hove High School; Head of Burgess Hill Girls', Kathryn Bell. Also references Portsmouth High School.

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Independent
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Guardian

Ramadan taken into account in exam timetabling

 

GCSE and A level exams have been timetabled to take into account Ramadan. Reported by The Telegraph, BBC News online, Schools Week, The Independent, The Times and The Guardian.

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Telegraph
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BBC
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Schools Week
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Independent
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Times
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Guardian

Let pupils set classroom rules and punishments, says education expert

 

Sean Bellamy, one of the shortlisted teachers for the $1m Global Teacher Prize, says children should be able to choose how they are educated. By Josie Gurney-Read, The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

The closure of university nurseries is a crying shame

 

Campus childcare is falling victim to cost-cutting – but what message does this send out to student parents? By Marie-Pierre Moreau, The Guardian.

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Guardian

Nursery staff told to report signs of radicalisation in children and parents

 

'It is crucial that pre-school children are given a positive experience of a life of freedom'. By Serina Sandhu, The Independent.

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Independent

Scottish pupils to sit standardised school tests from the age of five despite warnings of 'league table culture'

 

Nicola Sturgeon announces new measure to be piloted by councils this year before being rolled out nationally in 2017. By Chris Green, The Independent. Also reported by The Scotsman, The Telegraph, Herald Scotland and The Express.

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Independent
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Scotsman
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Telegraph
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Herald
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Daily Express

Teacher shortage means pupils have to travel miles for lessons

 

Primary school pupils are being forced to travel six miles for their English and Maths lessons as the school finds it hard to recruit a full-time teacher. By Javier Espinoza, The Telegraph. Also reported by BBC News online, The Guardian and The Independent.

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Telegraph
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BBC
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Guardian
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Independent

Feminism has gone TOO FAR and we now need to help boys more, says uni admission boss

 

FEMINISM has gone TOO FAR and "positive action" needs to encourage more boys to study degrees, according to the woman in charge of British university admissions. By Laura Mowat, The Express.

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Daily Express

 

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