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Daily News Summary
15 Mar 2016

image Education through exploration
image Schools and sexting
image Sixth-form college teachers' strike can go ahead, says High Court
image Post-16 education 'must improve' says charity
image School leavers 'put off apprenticeships over misconceptions about pay'
image Childcare fees for under-threes 'may rise'
image Letting kids stand more in the classroom could help them learn
image From garden to plate: how schools benefit from growing their own produce

Education through exploration

 

Extracurricular getaways are becoming all the more exotic, but they’re much more than just fancy holidays, reports Alice Barraclough. The Telegraph. Quotes Liz Garner, head of Chinese at City of London School for Girls; Chris Johnson, director of sport at KES Birmingham. Also references Westminster School; Dauntsey’s School in Wiltshire and Millfield School in Somerset.

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Telegraph

Schools and sexting

 

Neil Roskilly, CEO of Independent Schools Association, writes to The Times regarding Maria Miller's call to combat the tide of sexting. The Times is also reporting on recent comments from the children’s commissioner who has warned that Ministers must act quickly and decisively to help stamp out sexting among young people.

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Times
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Times

Sixth-form college teachers' strike can go ahead, says High Court

 

Today's strike by teachers at sixth-form colleges in England has been given the go-ahead, the High Court has said. Reported by BBC News online, TES and The Independent.

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BBC
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TES
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Independent

Post-16 education 'must improve' says charity

 

Post-16 education must improve to help all teenagers without good GCSEs to catch up, says a charity. By Judith Burns, BBC News online.

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BBC

School leavers 'put off apprenticeships over misconceptions about pay'

 

School leavers are being put off becoming apprentices by widespread misconceptions about levels of pay, qualifications and other benefits, according to new research. By Sarah Cassidy, The Independent.

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Independent

Childcare fees for under-threes 'may rise'

 

The cost of sending one and two-year-olds to nursery may have to increase substantially when free childcare for older children doubles, charities warn. By Sarah Bell & Jim Reed, BBC News online.

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BBC

Letting kids stand more in the classroom could help them learn

 

Study after study has connected inactivity with negative health outcomes, including heart disease, diabetes and hypertension. But most of this attention has been focused on adults in an office environment, and the negative impact of sitting on physical health. Hence, the growing popularity of standing desks in offices. By Ranjana Mehta, The Conversation.

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The Conversation

From garden to plate: how schools benefit from growing their own produce

 

Harvesting fruit and vegetables is both educational and rewarding. We talk to schools that are digging in and offer ideas to get you started. By Tess Riley, The Guardian.

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Guardian

 

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