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Daily News Summary
15 Sep 2016

image Education select committee: Round-up
image Number of British students choosing to study in China soars
image Theresa May criticises university 'safe spaces' for shutting down debate
image Location, not social class, is biggest factor in whether a child has private tuition, study finds
image Phonics test does not assess the skills it is supposed to measure, study finds
image My daughter is struggling to settle at primary school - what should I do?
image The utopian origins of comprehensive schools
image ISC blog: From Rio to Narnia

Education select committee: Round-up

 

Yesterday's education select committee was Justine Greening's first as education secretary. Rounding up the meeting, Schools Week outlines four highlights. TES goes two better with a list of six.

Looking in more depth at individual strands of the select committee, BBC and TES concentrate on the role of parent governors (which may not now be scrapped), while the Mail focuses on the potential for sex education to be made compulsory.

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Schools Week
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TES
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BBC
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TES
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Daily Mail

Number of British students choosing to study in China soars

 

The number of international students choosing China for their degree has risen so rapidly, experts believe the country will overtake the UK as a top study destination. By Rachel Pells, Independent.

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Independent

Theresa May criticises university 'safe spaces' for shutting down debate

 

PM says safe spaces - designed to ensure debate in universities does not cause offence - constrain innovation and harm the country. By Rowena Mason, Guardian. Also in Telegraph.

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Guardian
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Telegraph

Location, not social class, is biggest factor in whether a child has private tuition, study finds

 

Primary pupils in London are more than eight times as likely to receive private tuition as their counterparts in Scotland, research has revealed. By Adi Bloom, TES.

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TES

Phonics test does not assess the skills it is supposed to measure, study finds

 

The government’s phonics tests, taken by hundreds of thousands of primary pupils each year, are failing to test the skills they claim to measure, new research says. By Adi Bloom, TES.

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TES

My daughter is struggling to settle at primary school - what should I do?

 

The latest Telegraph Q&A takes advice from a number of experts including Anita Griggs, head of Falkner House school in London.

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Telegraph

The utopian origins of comprehensive schools

 

The first in a weekly series of Schools Week columns looking into the archives of education and using the past to make our readers smarter. By Laura McInerney.

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Schools Week

ISC blog: From Rio to Narnia

 

Looking back to the Olympic Games and exam results of late summer, Craig Jenkinson, Deputy Head Academic at AKS Lytham, discusses how the stories behind achievement are often the ones that count.

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ISC

 

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