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Daily News Summary
19 December 2018

image Horticulture should be taught in schools, says award-winning garden designer
image Bursary boost for design and technology trainees
image Universities told to stop giving away so many first class degrees
image "Dickensian" picture of child poverty witnessed by teachers
image 'Bin the word "snowflake" for your New Year's resolution'
image How to make author visits successful

Horticulture should be taught in schools, says award-winning garden designer

 

Kate Savill, an award-winning garden designer, argues for gardening to be added to the school curriculum to develop children's soft skills and creativity. iNews.

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iNews

Bursary boost for design and technology trainees

 

The Government has announced a boost in the provision of bursaries for design and technology teacher trainees. By Helen Ward, Tes.

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Tes

Universities told to stop giving away so many first class degrees

 

The Office for Students has said most universities are awarding first class degrees to students without good reason. By Nicola Woolcock and Ryan Watts, The Times.

The Telegraph writes an opinion piece arguing for an end to university grade inflation.

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The Times

"Dickensian" picture of child poverty witnessed by teachers

 

New research by the National Education Union has revealed a "distressing" level of child poverty witnessed by teachers. By May Bulman, The Independent.

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The Independent

'Bin the word "snowflake" for your New Year's resolution'

 

Natasha Devon, the Government's former mental health champion, argues why she thinks using the term "snowflake" to describe the young generation should be stopped. Tes.

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Tes

How to make author visits successful

 

Deborah J Texeira, an assistant headteacher, and Tamsin Rosewell, a bookseller, detail their top tips on making author school visits as successful as possible. Tes.

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Tes

 

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