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Daily News Summary
16 Dec 2015

image Blame schools for low Oxbridge admissions
image Give free school meals to every child who needs them, Tories are urged
image Three Bs from struggling comprehensive better than three As from top school, says leading UK employer
image Exclusive: Sir David Carter to be named as next national schools commissioner
image Colleges face significant deterioration without urgent funding, warn MPs
image OECD passes judgement on Scotland's Curriculum for Excellence
image Scottish schools to open at weekends to give food aid
image Prove research is useful or lose funds, universities are told

Blame schools for low Oxbridge admissions

 

Letter to the Times Editor from Barnaby Lenon, Chairman of the ISC, regarding Oxbridge admissions.

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The Times

Give free school meals to every child who needs them, Tories are urged

 

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan was urged yesterday to make sure 160,000 children get free school meals. By Jason Beattie, The Daily Mirror.

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Daily Mirror

Three Bs from struggling comprehensive better than three As from top school, says leading UK employer

 

Senior Deloitte partner says he would be 'very interested' if candidate had Bs from school where A-level average was Ds. By Richard Garner, The Independent.

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The Independent

Exclusive: Sir David Carter to be named as next national schools commissioner

 

Sir David Carter is to be named as the next national schools commissioner, TES can reveal. The former headteacher is currently the regional schools commissioner (RSC) for the South West of England, a role he has occupied since 2014. By Richard Vaughan, The TES.

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Tes

Colleges face significant deterioration without urgent funding, warn MPs

 

MPs have condemned the government’s record on further education (FE), saying it has been too slow to address the emerging financial crisis in the sector. By Sally Weale, The Guardian.

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The Guardian

OECD passes judgement on Scotland's Curriculum for Excellence

 

Achievement in Scottish schools is above international averages - but the gap is narrowing, a review has found. By unnamed reporter, BBC News online.

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BBC

Scottish schools to open at weekends to give food aid

 

Schools in some of Scotland’s most deprived communities will be opened at weekends and during holidays to provide emergency food aid to poor families. By Graham Martin, Third Force News.

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Prove research is useful or lose funds, universities are told

 

University researchers will be forced to do more to justify the real-world impact of their work or risk losing their funding. By Greg Hurst, The Times.

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The Times

 

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