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Daily News Summary
1 April 2019

image Cross-country running taken back to its Shrewsbury starting point
image Letters: Girls love STEM
image Personal statements are "an open door to cheating"
image "It remains less about the school you go to than the home you come from"
image 'Schools must avoid Holocaust fatigue by teaching pupils about anti-Semitism,' warns historian
image 'Why PISA hysteria must stop'
image What skills should children learn?
image Government cuts will hit parents with increasing childcare fees, charity warns

Cross-country running taken back to its Shrewsbury starting point

 

The Times reports on the first cross-country running race, which took place at Shrewsbury School, as attempts are made to return the sport to its English roots. Charlie Ockleston,an 18-year-old pupil at Shrewsbury, started the race at the world cross-country championships in Denmark this weekend. The article quotes Peter Middleton, Shrewsbury's deputy head.

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The Times

Letters: Girls love STEM

 

Year 13 pupils from Roedean School have written to The Sunday Times contradicting comments made by an Italian professor of theoretical physics that "women don’t like physics".

Letter just above halfway.

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The Sunday Times

Personal statements are "an open door to cheating"

 

Experts have said personal statements are ‘unfair’ because teenagers often enlist help from parents or professionals to draft them. By Sian Griffiths, The Sunday Times.

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The Sunday Times

"It remains less about the school you go to than the home you come from"

 

Kate Clanchy, a poet and teacher, has written a book looking back over her 30-year career in teaching. The Times reports on her account of school life in the "educationally obsessive town" of Oxford. By Andrew Billen.

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The Times

'Schools must avoid Holocaust fatigue by teaching pupils about anti-Semitism,' warns historian

 

Simon Schama, a Cambridge historian and broadcaster, has said pupils are mainly taught about the Holocaust when studying Jewish history and are at risk of suffering "Holocaust fatigue". By Nic Brunetti, The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

'Why PISA hysteria must stop'

 

William Stewart argues teachers should not succumb to the ranking pressure of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). Tes.

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Tes

What skills should children learn?

 

Following claims that traditional jobs will be obsolete in the next twenty years, the Mail on Sunday asks what skills children should be learning in order to best prepare for the future. By Amy Oliver, Saskia Hume and Laura Craik.

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Mail on Sunday

Government cuts will hit parents with increasing childcare fees, charity warns

 

The Early Years Alliance has criticised the Government for overlooking the effects of nursery cuts. By Jenn Selby, iNews.

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iNews

 

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