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Daily News Summary
19 September 2018

image Languages are "in a downward spiral", teaching union claims
image EU migration does not harm educational outcomes or school choice, according to MAC research
image Organisation behind Pisa rankings is too political, says Schools Minister
image Unhappiness among girls linked to social media
image Teachers in England are the least satisfied among all English-speaking countries
image 'Parents must relax about social media'
image Every Year 3 child in London to be photographed for ambitious art project

Languages are "in a downward spiral", teaching union claims

 

The Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) has questioned official figures that show an increase, for the first time in five years, of GCSE entries in modern foreign languages. By Dave Speck, Tes.

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Tes

EU migration does not harm educational outcomes or school choice, according to MAC research

 

Research by the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) reveals there is no evidence to support the claim that EU migration reduces the educational outcomes of non-migrant children or the choice of schools on offer. By Freddie Whittaker, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

Organisation behind Pisa rankings is too political, says Schools Minister

 

Schools Minister, Nick Gibb MP, has condemned the organisation behind the Pisa international rankings of education for being too political. By Martin George, Tes.

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Tes

Unhappiness among girls linked to social media

 

A survey of girls and young women, carried out for Girlguiding, has shown girls are less happy than they were a decade ago. By Greg Hurst, The Times.

Looking at the same research, BBC News reports there is an "alarmingly high" number of girls that feel unsafe and fearful walking home alone.

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The Times

Teachers in England are the least satisfied among all English-speaking countries

 

According to research by UCL Institute of Education (IoE), teachers in England have the lowest level of job satisfaction compared to all other English-speaking countries. By Eleanor Busby, The Independent.

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The Independent

'Parents must relax about social media'

 

Alice Thomson writes for The Times arguing that parents should be less concerned about their children's use of social media.

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The Times

Every Year 3 child in London to be photographed for ambitious art project

 

Oscar-winning film-maker and artist Steve McQueen plans to photograph every Year 3 pupil in London for an ambitious project which will be exhibited at the Tate Britain and across the city. By Hannah Furness, The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

 

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