Daily News Summary
19 June 2018

image 'Honest conversations are needed about the pitfalls of social media'
image Predictive grades should be ditched
image Study finds 'helicopter parents' are harming children's wellbeing
image Female candidates deterred by language in job ads
image Teachers exchange 'bonkers' GDPR stories

'Honest conversations are needed about the pitfalls of social media'


Jane Lunnon, headmistress of Wimbledon High School, writes in The Telegraph arguing that both educators and parents have a crucial part to play in pupils' use of social media.

The Telegraph

Predictive grades should be ditched


The University and College Union has released a study which calls for an "urgent overhaul" of the higher education application system and says predictive grades should no longer be used by UK universities. By Sean Coughlan, BBC News.


Study finds 'helicopter parents' are harming children's wellbeing


Research from the University of Minnesota has found that parents who are overbearing, also known as 'helicopter parents', are in fact harming their children's wellbeing. By Tom Whipple, The Times. The Times also features a leading article on the subject.

The Times

Female candidates deterred by language in job ads


According to a former headteacher, the language used in job advertisements tends to be “gendered” language that can deter females from applying for the job. By Louise Tickle, The Guardian.

The Guardian

Teachers exchange 'bonkers' GDPR stories


Following the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which came into effect last month, many teachers have taken to Twitter to exchange stories about their experiences. By Will Hazell, Tes.



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