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Daily News Summary
25 Jul 2016

image Teach First calls on new government to tackle inequality in education
image 100 Tory MPs back scrapping the ban on new grammar schools
image Now is the time to launch a new schools revolution
image What should be top priority for the new education secretary?
image Girls gang up on boys in new cyberbullying craze called 'roasting', expert warns
image Girls less confident as they grow older, says Girlguiding
image My pupils' creativity is being crushed by the punctuation police
image Communities to provide free lunches for children during school holidays

Teach First calls on new government to tackle inequality in education

 

Theresa May must address disadvantage in schools to 'build a better Britain', charity says. By Eleanor Busby, TES.

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TES

100 Tory MPs back scrapping the ban on new grammar schools

 

More than 100 Tory MPs are expected to back scrapping the ban on new grammar schools as a campaign launches this week to secure the change now Theresa May is in Number 10. By Ben Riley-Smith, The Telegraph. The Telegraph also features a number of letters on the subject of grammar schools.

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Telegraph
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Telegraph

Now is the time to launch a new schools revolution

 

In all the debates about education, one assumption is never questioned: that each secondary pupil has to attend one school in one big building. Justine Greening, the education secretary, should discard this tradition to open up all sorts of possibilities. Comment piece in The Times by Brandon Robshaw, a lecturer at the University of Westminster and a children’s author.

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Times

What should be top priority for the new education secretary?

 

Justine Greening, the new education secretary, is now in charge of universities as well as schools. What should be top of her to-do list? By Rebecca Ratcliffe, The Guardian.

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Guardian

Girls gang up on boys in new cyberbullying craze called 'roasting', expert warns

 

Girls are ganging up on boys in a new cyberbullying craze called “roasting”, a digital safety expert has warned. By Javier Espinoza, The Telegraph. References the Girls' Day School Trust (GDST).

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Telegraph

Girls less confident as they grow older, says Girlguiding

 

Girls' career confidence plummets as they near the world of work, suggests research by Girlguiding. By Judith Burns, BBC News online. Separate research published today by the Association of Graduate Recruiters suggests female graduates are less likely to aim for top jobs than men but more likely to land them if they apply. Reported by The Times and BBC.

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BBC
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Times
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BBC

My pupils' creativity is being crushed by the punctuation police

 

Children should be dreaming up quirky characters and gripping cliffhangers. Instead they are worrying about semi-colons and the passive voice. By Secret Teacher, The Guardian.

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Guardian

Communities to provide free lunches for children during school holidays

 

As school holidays begin, churches and community groups are launching schemes to provide children with free lunches to alleviate the burden on poor families through the summer. By Harriet Sherwood, The Guardian.

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Guardian

 

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