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Daily News Summary
6 Jul 2016

image ISC Blog: The forgotten results day
image IB results day: what to do if you don't get your place at university
image Nearly half of primary pupils fail 'tougher' SATs tests as teachers fear children are branded 'failures'
image One-day teachers' strike closes thousands of schools in England
image Schools tackling sexual violence should focus on boys, MPs told
image 'Top universities to offer full degrees online in five years'
image Latin revival: cathedral courses find new fans of 'dead language'

ISC Blog: The forgotten results day

 

Students across the UK, and the world, are receiving their IB exam results today. Yet, the day goes past largely unnoticed. Nigel Lashbrook, Headmaster at Oakham School, discusses the 'forgotten results day'.

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ISC

IB results day: what to do if you don't get your place at university

 

With the International Baccalaureate (IB), the world is your oyster and you can dream big. Is that still true? By Shaun Fenton, headmaster of Reigate Grammar School. Telegraph.

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Telegraph

Nearly half of primary pupils fail 'tougher' SATs tests as teachers fear children are branded 'failures'

 

Nearly half of primary school pupils in England failed to meet the new required standard in reading, writing and maths, national Sats results have shown. By Javier Espinoza, Telegraph. Also reported by Times, Guardian, Schools Week and TES.

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Telegraph
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Times
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Guardian
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Schools Week
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TES

One-day teachers' strike closes thousands of schools in England

 

National Union of Teachers stage walkout in protest against workload pressures and government cuts in school funding. By Richard Adams and Josh Halliday, Guardian. The Huffington Post also reports on this story.

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Guardian
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Huffington Post

Schools tackling sexual violence should focus on boys, MPs told

 

Experts say initiatives should concentrate on changing boys’ behaviour and attitudes rather than helping girls to avoid abuse. By Karen McVeigh, Guardian.

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Guardian

'Top universities to offer full degrees online in five years'

 

Leading universities will offer fully accredited undergraduate courses online within five years, says the founder of a leading US online university network. By Sean Coughlan, BBC News online.

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BBC

Latin revival: cathedral courses find new fans of 'dead language'

 

The introduction of Latin classes in some of England’s finest cathedrals has tapped into an unexpected enthusiasm for resuscitating a subject that many have considered to be “dead as dead can be”. By Harriet Sherwood, Guardian.

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Guardian

 

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