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Daily News Summary
27 September 2018

image Tes live stream: Educating for a better future - 50 years of the International Baccalaureate
image Letters: Quality of teachers and the issue of retention are the priority for politicians
image Increase in pupils meeting “expected standard” in phonics screening check
image 'As the education system expands to equalise opportunities, a new frontier emerges to hinder it'
image Brain power boosted through less screen time
image Pupils who attend same secondary school as their closest friends get better results, study finds
image Cooking lessons to stop obesity crisis

Tes live stream: Educating for a better future - 50 years of the International Baccalaureate

 

To celebrate the International Baccalaureate's 50th birthday, an expert panel of educators, policymakers and industry leaders gathered to dicuss the current education system. Tes hosted a live stream which can be viewed here.

Letters: Quality of teachers and the issue of retention are the priority for politicians

 

Patrick Derham, headmaster at Westminster School, writes a letter to The Times responding to Alice Thomson's comment piece in which she said 'the pressure of constant assessment is forcing talent out of the teaching profession'.

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The Times

Increase in pupils meeting “expected standard” in phonics screening check

 

There has been an increase in the proportion of Year 1 pupils meeting the Government’s “expected standard” in the phonics screening check. By Freddie Whittaker, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

'As the education system expands to equalise opportunities, a new frontier emerges to hinder it'

 

Lee Elliot Major and Stephen Machin, the authors of Social Mobility and Its Enemies, write in The Guardian arguing that "social mobility requires more than a good education".

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The Guardian

Brain power boosted through less screen time

 

A study which followed more than 4,500 US children, aged between eight and 11, has found an improvement in children's brain power when screen time is reduced. By Kat Lay, The Times.

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The Times

Pupils who attend same secondary school as their closest friends get better results, study finds

 

Academics have found a link between longstanding friendships and higher academic attainment. By Hannah Richardson, BBC News.

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BBC

Cooking lessons to stop obesity crisis

 

iNews reports on a cookery course which is teaching children to cook healthy meals from scratch in a bid to tackle the obesity crisis. By Sophie Morris.

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iNews

 

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