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Daily News Summary
14 September 2018

image 'Exam boards should engage better with the media'
image New scholarship scheme to help youngsters go to Harvard and Yale
image Former Harrow pupil discusses becoming pro footballer
image £100 per week private school mooted for London
image Teenagers fill their time playing computer games, study finds
image 'Success of our country will be determined by investment in young people'
image 'Everyone should take an active interest in science - it is central to almost every aspect of our lives'

'Exam boards should engage better with the media'

 

Matthew Carroll, of Cambridge Assessment, has published a paper titled 'Changes in Media Coverage of GCSEs from 1988 to 2017', which was presented at the International Association for Educational Assessment annual conference in Oxford yesterday. By Mark Smulian, Tes.

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Tes

New scholarship scheme to help youngsters go to Harvard and Yale

 

A scholarship scheme unveiled yesterday will provide bursaries to disadvantaged pupils so they can attend the top US universities. By Eleanor Harding, Daily Mail. References the Independent Schools Council.

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Daily Mail

Former Harrow pupil discusses becoming pro footballer

 

The Guardian interviews Michael Doughty, midfielder for Swindon FC and a former pupil at Harrow School, discussing his background, school life and footballing career. By Stuart James.

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The Guardian

£100 per week private school mooted for London

 

A proposed new private school will cut down on additional costs, such as extra-curricular activities, and will charge parents £100 a week. By Jess Staufenberg, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

Teenagers fill their time playing computer games, study finds

 

Analysis published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has compared the lives of 18-year-olds in Britain with those of their counterparts in 2000. The study reveals there has been a significant reduction in the time teenagers spend socialising with one another. By Greg Hurst, The Times,

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The Times

'Success of our country will be determined by investment in young people'

 

Former Labour cabinet minister, David Blunkett, writes for The Times discussing the need to invest in the nation's young people so they are prepared for the economy of the future.

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The Times

'Everyone should take an active interest in science - it is central to almost every aspect of our lives'

 

Sam Gyimah, minister of state for universities, science, research and innovation, writes for The Telegraph arguing that science is central to almost every aspect of our lives.

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The Telegraph

 

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