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Daily News Summary
12 July 2018

image Fall in students applying for university places
image Research study claims free schools are “socially selective”
image Letters: School curriculum and exams
image New study finds university debt is the key concern for parents
image 'Develop children's language skills to aid social mobility'
image IFS says per pupil spending has fallen

Fall in students applying for university places

 

New figures reveal the number of A-level students applying for university courses has fallen to its lowest since 2009. By Rosemary Bennett, The Times. The Independent reports almost 100,000 more women than men applied for courses starting this autumn.

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The Times

Research study claims free schools are “socially selective”

 

Researchers from the UCL Institute of Education have concluded that free schools are “socially selective”. By Will Hazell, Tes.

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Tes

Letters: School curriculum and exams

 

The school curriculum and alternative exams to GCSEs and A-levels come under discussion in The Guardian's letters page.

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The Guardian

New study finds university debt is the key concern for parents

 

Research by YouGov, on behalf of the LKMco think-tank and King’s College London, has found that debt is parents' biggest fear about their child going to university. By Will Hazell, Tes.

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Tes

'Develop children's language skills to aid social mobility'

 

A greater focus on developing children's speech and language skills will help social mobility, says the chief executive of children's communication charity CAN. By Bob Reitemeier, Tes.

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Tes

IFS says per pupil spending has fallen

 

Per pupil spending in England's schools has fallen since 2010, according to new research by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS). By Sean Coughlan, BBC News.

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BBC

 

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