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Daily News Summary
21 Jul 2016

image English universities to raise tuition fees for first time since they trebled
image Early university ambitions pay off, survey suggests
image ISC Blog: Affordability is ‘a real issue we decided to react to’
image Justine Greening ‘committed’ to delivering fair funding formula from 2017, despite delay concerns
image Parents worry more about sexting than smoking or drinking
image Survey shows over half of parents want a shorter summer break to stop their child's learning abilities declining
image The 30-second briefing: What are virtual reality and augmented reality?

English universities to raise tuition fees for first time since they trebled

 

Universities in England have started telling potential students that their tuition fees will go up across the board from next year, the first rise since fees were nearly trebled to £9,000 in 2012. By Richard Adams, Guardian. Also in Independent, Telegraph, Times, BBC News.

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BBC

Early university ambitions pay off, survey suggests

 

Children who know at 10 that they want to go to university are twice as likely to go to a selective one than those who decide at 16, a survey says. BBC News. Also in TES, Schools Week, Independent.

What do you think? Should children be thinking about university aged ten? Is this built into your school's ethos, curriculum and lesson plans? If you'd like to write for ISC blog please email georgina.belcher@isc.co.uk

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Independent

ISC Blog: Affordability is ‘a real issue we decided to react to’

 

Rob Jones, Head at Rendcomb College in Gloucestershire discusses his motivations in reducing fees and how this has impacted his school so far.

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Justine Greening ‘committed’ to delivering fair funding formula from 2017, despite delay concerns

 

The government has confirmed it is still aiming to fund schools under a new national funding formula from 2017, indicating for the first time the new education secretary Justine Greening’s appetite to plough ahead with the controversial funding overhaul as planned. By Freddie Whittaker, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

Parents worry more about sexting than smoking or drinking

 

Nine in ten families think that schools should do more to educate pupils about the dangers of sending sexual messages or pictures on their mobile phones. By Nicola Woolcock, Times. Also in Telegraph.

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Telegraph

Survey shows over half of parents want a shorter summer break to stop their child's learning abilities declining

 

Three out of four mums and dads believe their child's academic abilities decline during the six week summer break, a new survey revealed. By Ella Turner, Telegraph.

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Telegraph

The 30-second briefing: What are virtual reality and augmented reality?

 

In the last instalment of her series looking at teaching ideas and theories for this academic year, education lecturer Sarah Wright tells you everything you need to know about virtual reality and augmented reality. TES.

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