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Daily News Summary
11 May 2018

image Government announcement following 'Schools that work for everyone' consultation
image Education secretary paves way for grammar schools and faith schools to expand
image Study finds many teenagers do no homework on an average weekday evening
image 'Sexual abuse among teenagers overlooked'
image Treasury Committee labels student loan interest rates 'absurd'
image 'A foreign language can be learnt at any age'
image Call to introduce Daily Mile scheme across UK

Government announcement following 'Schools that work for everyone' consultation

 

Education secretary Damian Hinds has announced educational improvement measures including a Joint Understanding with ISC in support of independent-state school partnerships.

You can read a statement by ISC general secretary Julie Robinson in response to the announcement on the ISC website.

Tes and Schools Week have reported on the Joint Understanding.

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GOV.UK

Education secretary paves way for grammar schools and faith schools to expand

 

Included in new measures unveiled by education secretary Damian Hinds, which aim to provide more choice and raise standards for children from all backgrounds, are plans which will enable grammar schools and faith schools to expand. By BBC News. This news story has attracted widespread coverage in the media.

The Guardian picks up on comments made by Damian Hinds defending the funding for grammar schools, while Schools Week details the Grammar School Heads Association's memorandum of understanding with the DfE.

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BBC

Study finds many teenagers do no homework on an average weekday evening

 

The UCL Institute of Education has published a study looking at how teenagers spend their time outside of school. By Helen Ward, Tes.

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Tes

'Sexual abuse among teenagers overlooked'

 

The Times investigates the issue of sexual abuse among teenagers, with a focus on the number of girls who have experienced some form of sexual harassment at school. By Izzy Smith and Peter Yeung.

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The Times

Treasury Committee labels student loan interest rates 'absurd'

 

Nicky Morgan MP, who chairs the Treasury Committee, has criticised the measure used to work out interest rates on student loans. By Ben Chapman, The Independent. Also reported by BBC News.

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The Independent
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BBC

'A foreign language can be learnt at any age'

 

A foreign language can be learnt at any age, according to iAcademics - countering recent claims that it’s impossible to become fluent in a foreign language after the age of 10. By iNews.

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iNews

Call to introduce Daily Mile scheme across UK

 

New research highlights the benefits of making primary school children jog or run for 15 minutes per day. By Daniel Sanderson, The Times.

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The Times

 

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