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Daily News Summary
12 September 2018

image OECD's annual education report: Further analysis
image Rugby School to open a museum celebrating the invention of rugby
image Open letter defending the right of headteachers to exclude pupils
image 'Inquiry needed into regulation of multi-academy trusts'
image 'Being "bad at maths" should not be casually accepted'
image Research project aims to improve lives of young people with learning difficulties
image Government scraps free grammar school transport plan

OECD's annual education report: Further analysis

 

There has been widespread press coverage following the publication of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's (OECD) annual education report. The Telegraph reports that close to one in three graduates are overqualified for their job. The Times features comments by the OECD's education director, suggesting university students are graduating without basic maths or literacy skills. Tes also picks up on remarks made by Andreas Schleicher, in which he expresses concern over the deterioration of teachers' wages in England.

Rugby School to open a museum celebrating the invention of rugby

 

Rugby School plans to use the proceeds of an art sale to open a museum dedicated to the invention of rugby. By Valentine Low, The Times.

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The Times

Open letter defending the right of headteachers to exclude pupils

 

Supporters of Parents and Teachers for Excellence (PTE), including teachers, heads and academy trust chief executives, have defended the right of headteachers to exclude pupils in an open letter to the Government. By Martin George, Tes.

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Tes

'Inquiry needed into regulation of multi-academy trusts'

 

Labour has called for an independent inquiry to look into the regulation of multi-academy trusts following a BBC Panorama investigation. By Freddie Whittaker, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

'Being "bad at maths" should not be casually accepted'

 

Kester Brewin, a mathematics teacher in south-east London, writes in The Guardian about why those with dyscalculia do not often get the help they need.


The Times considers what parents need to know about dyscalculia.

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The Guardian

Research project aims to improve lives of young people with learning difficulties

 

Researchers at Edinburgh University's SMC Research Centre for Learning Difficulties have listened to the views of young people with learning difficulties and their families in order to determine 10 research priorities. By Henry Hepburn, Tes.

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Tes

Government scraps free grammar school transport plan

 

A government plan to provide disadvantaged students with free transport to grammar schools has been shelved. By Freddie Whittaker, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

 

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