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Daily News Summary
9 October 2018

image 'The headteachers who marched on Downing Street should not be ignored'
image 'We should focus on delivering more high-quality apprenticeships'
image GCSE textbook removed from sale over racist stereotypes
image 'Education was not a high profile issue at this year's party conferences'
image UKSA critical of DfE's use of statistics
image Study highlights teenagers' fears about terrorism
image Robot on witness list for next week's Commons Education Select Committee

'The headteachers who marched on Downing Street should not be ignored'

 

Writer, educationist and musician, Dr Bernard Trafford, has warned politicians not to ignore headteachers following the recent protest march on Downing Street. Tes.

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Tes

'We should focus on delivering more high-quality apprenticeships'

 

Robert Halfon MP, chairman of the Education Select Committee, writes in The Telegraph about the importance of delivering high-quality apprenticeships which businesses can have confidence in.

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The Telegraph

GCSE textbook removed from sale over racist stereotypes

 

A GCSE sociology textbook has been removed from sale following criticism that it contained racist Caribbean stereotypes. By Nadeem Badshah, The Guardian.

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The Guardian

'Education was not a high profile issue at this year's party conferences'

 

Fiona Millar writes in The Guardian, suggesting education policy is not currently the high profile issue it once was.

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The Guardian

UKSA critical of DfE's use of statistics

 

Sir David Norgrove, chairman of the UK Statistics Authority (UKSA), has written to the Education Secretary outlining concerns about the Department for Education's (DfE's) use of statistics. By Rosemary Bennett, The Times.

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The Times

Study highlights teenagers' fears about terrorism

 

Marketing research firm Childwise has published a report looking at media use among 11 to 16-year-olds, which found high levels of anxiety about the threat of terrorism. By Sean Coughlan, BBC News.

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BBC

Robot on witness list for next week's Commons Education Select Committee

 

A robot from Middlesex University has been listed as a witness for next week's Commons Education Select Committee evidence session. By Helen Ward, Tes.

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Tes

 

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