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Daily News Summary
7 Sep 2016

image 'Grammar plans' caught by photographer
image Grammar school views
image Schools should be ‘positive about masculinity’, claims Conservative MP
image Academy results boost ‘tapers away to zero’, study finds
image Universities head: EU students need urgent Brexit reassurance
image Quarter of families buy or rent new home to secure school place
image 10 tips for being a better parent: a headteacher writes

'Grammar plans' caught by photographer

 

The document, photographed in Downing Street, proposes expanding current grammars before opening new schools. By Sean Coughlan, BBC News. TES reports how the House of Lords could block new grammar schools and Times looks at a potential Cabinet split.

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Times

Grammar school views

 

Commentary and analysis around the future of grammar schooling continues. The Telegraph is 'feeling hopeful' for more grammar schools; Francis Elliott in the Times says 'Tories [are] driven by their own experiences of grammar school'; and Ed Dorrell in TES talks about the 'tarnished brand' of comprehensive education.

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Telegraph
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Times
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TES

Schools should be ‘positive about masculinity’, claims Conservative MP

 

Schools should be “positive about masculinity” and not try to “make boys something they are not”, a Conservative MP has claimed. By Freddie Whittaker, Schools Week. The MP's comment can be read in the Guardian.

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Schools Week
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Guardian

Academy results boost ‘tapers away to zero’, study finds

 

Improvements in schools’ results after they become sponsored academies cannot be attributed to the actions of their sponsors, a key piece of research has claimed. By Freddie Whittaker, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

Universities head: EU students need urgent Brexit reassurance

 

European students applying for UK degrees in 2017 need guarantees about funding or their numbers could crash, university leaders will hear later. By Judith Burns, BBC News. Also in Independent.

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Independent

Quarter of families buy or rent new home to secure school place

 

One in four parents with school-age children have either bought or rented a new property to secure an address in the catchment area of the best schools, according to a report. By Sally Weale, Guardian.

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Guardian

10 tips for being a better parent: a headteacher writes

 

Sometimes teachers see children’s anxieties or difficult behaviour and have a pretty clear idea where it comes from. Anonymous, Guardian.

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Guardian

 

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