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Daily News Summary
12 May 2016

image Girls born this year will be '75% more likely to go to university' than boys
image Educational Excellence Everywhere?
image ChildLine expresses concern over rise in number of students under exam stress
image Students who use digital devices in class 'perform worse in exams'
image Sats: DfE says similarities between reading paper and revision guide will not compromise the test
image Sats tests will harm next generation of writers, says Society of Authors
image 'To the education secretary: How are you going to restore my confidence in accountability and testing?'
image 'Keep computers on all day and don't let teachers buy supplies' – 10 ways for schools to save money

Girls born this year will be '75% more likely to go to university' than boys

 

The gender gap in university applications is widening - and poor white men are least likely to study for a degree, study finds. Reported by TES, The Telegraph, Times, Guardian and Independent.

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TES
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Telegraph
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Times
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Guardian
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Independent

Educational Excellence Everywhere?

 

Frances Mwale, Prep Headmistress at Farlington School, dissects the DfE white paper and looks at 'teaching to the test'. IE Today.

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IE Today

ChildLine expresses concern over rise in number of students under exam stress

 

New figures released by ChildLine have shown a concerning rise in the number of young people seeking help for stress in the run up to the exam period. By Aftab Ali, The Independent. Also reported by BBC News online and Schools Week.

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Independent
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BBC
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Schools Week

Students who use digital devices in class 'perform worse in exams'

 

Study finds use of computers by students in lectures and seminars has ‘substantial negative effect’ on performance. By Richard Adams, The Guardian.

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Guardian

Sats: DfE says similarities between reading paper and revision guide will not compromise the test

 

Themes in the revision guide and the real test were "broadly similar" but questions were different, claim officials. By Helen Ward, TES.

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TES

Sats tests will harm next generation of writers, says Society of Authors

 

Children’s authors are warning that the “restrictive” way children in England are being taught writing in school will affect the next generation of novelists, biographers and poets. By Alison Flood, The Guardian.

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Guardian

'To the education secretary: How are you going to restore my confidence in accountability and testing?'

 

In light of the latest major mistake by organisations working for the DfE, one primary head expresses disillusionment over the lack of communication between the department and school leaders. By Troy Jenkinson, TES.

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TES

'Keep computers on all day and don't let teachers buy supplies' – 10 ways for schools to save money

 

Business managers' body says simple steps could cut costs by 20 per cent – but suggestion of using teaching assistants to cover classes is likely to rile unions. By Kaye Wiggins, TES.

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TES
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Schools Week

 

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