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Daily News Summary
26 October 2018

image Teacher training bursaries wasted on graduates who never enter profession
image School noticeboards are a fire hazard, warns MP
image 'Gove to blame for decline in IB,' says former Conservative minister
image Ten million adults deterred from university due to cost of tuition fees
image Mother's voice is most effective fire alarm

Teacher training bursaries wasted on graduates who never enter profession

 

A report has shown millions of pounds are wasted attracting graduates to teaching, when they in fact never end up entering the profession. By Nicola Woolcock, The Times.

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The Times

School noticeboards are a fire hazard, warns MP

 

Labour MP, David Drew, has called on the Government to investigate the safety standards of noticeboards, which are often made of flammable material. BBC News.

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BBC

'Gove to blame for decline in IB,' says former Conservative minister

 

Lord Willetts, minister for universities and science between 2010 and 2014, has claimed the former education secretary, Michael Gove MP, is partly to blame for the decline in the International Baccalaureate. By Will Hazell, Tes.

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Tes

Ten million adults deterred from university due to cost of tuition fees

 

The cost of tuition fees and living costs has meant nearly 10 million adults have "missed out on a university education", according to a survey by Universities UK (UUK) and the CBI. By Richard Vaughan, iNews.

BBC News reports on calls from the CBI and UUK for more support for students wishing to take flexible or part-time courses.

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iNews

Mother's voice is most effective fire alarm

 

An experiment, published in the Journal of Paediatrics, has shown children are more responsive to the sound of a fire alarm if the recording has been changed to the sound of their mother’s voice. By Tom Whipple, The Times.

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The Times

 

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