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Daily News Summary
8 June 2018

image IFS report reveals average earnings five years after graduation
image Year 11 student says the importance of GCSEs should be re-evaluated
image DfE report details headteachers' views of international recruits
image ASCL general secretary highlights the impact of funding cuts
image Criticism levelled at DfE's free teacher vacancy website
image £10m project seeks to collect world’s best teaching practices
image New figures show high level of state-educated lawyers recommended to be judges
image 'Anonymous academic' fears universities might adopt prepackaged courses

IFS report reveals average earnings five years after graduation

 

The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has published a report which shows average earnings five years after graduation, by subject. BBC News. IFS researchers Chris Belfield and Laura van der Erve have written in The Times about the report.

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BBC

Year 11 student says the importance of GCSEs should be re-evaluated

 

Mili Fretwell, a Year 11 student from West Yorkshire, questions whether too much importance is placed on GCSEs, creating a 'panic culture' among young people. Tes.

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Tes

DfE report details headteachers' views of international recruits

 

Tes analyses a new Department for Education (DfE) report entitled 'International teacher recruitment, understanding the attitudes and experiences of school leaders and teachers'. By Helen Ward.

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Tes

ASCL general secretary highlights the impact of funding cuts

 

Geoff Barton, general secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL), writes for Tes about the 'human cost' of government funding cuts.

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Tes

Criticism levelled at DfE's free teacher vacancy website

 

Labour MP claims the launch of a pilot of the DfE's free teacher vacancy website happened too late for teachers looking for new jobs in September. By Jess Staufenberg, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

£10m project seeks to collect world’s best teaching practices

 

Schools Week reports that the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) and BHP Billiton Foundation, a global development charity, are spending £9.8m on a project to record the best teaching practices from around the world. By Alix Robertson.

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Schools Week

New figures show high level of state-educated lawyers recommended to be judges

 

The judicial appointments commission (JAC) has released social mobility statistics for 2017-18, which show close to two thirds of lawyers recommended to become judges went to state schools. By Owen Bowcott, The Guardian.

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The Guardian

'Anonymous academic' fears universities might adopt prepackaged courses

 

The Guardian's anonymous academic reveals fears that UK universities might follow the US by teaching prepackaged courses that stifle creativity.

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The Guardian

 

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