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Daily News Summary
24 April 2019

image Exam papers to be micro-chipped
image Rise in Chinese private international schools
image Children on free school meals 'twice as likely to be out of work later on in life'
image Popular children recruited in government drug prevention trial
image Attainment gap opening between Scottish state and private pupils
image A teacher's mission to change gender bias in schools
image Exam regulator confirms coursework review changes
image 'Why an old-school whiteboard is the best tech in the classroom'

Exam papers to be micro-chipped

 

Pearson, which owns the exam board Edexcel, has announced A-level and GCSE exam papers will be micro-chipped in an attempt to tackle online leaks. By Camilla Turner, The Telegraph.

The Times reports that police are investigating leaks of A-level maths exam papers and have referred their file to the Crown Prosecution Service, which will consider bringing criminal charges.

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The Telegraph

Rise in Chinese private international schools

 

British research firm ISC Research has published a report that highlights the growth of “an international style of education” in China. By Patrick Atack, Pie News.

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Pie News

Children on free school meals 'twice as likely to be out of work later on in life'

 

A report by Impetus, a venture philanthropy charity, has found children from disadvantaged backgrounds are twice as likely to be out of work later on in life compared to their similarly qualified peers. By Sally Weale, The Guardian.

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The Guardian

Popular children recruited in government drug prevention trial

 

In a government-funded project, popular teenagers - who have been voted by their peers as the most influential - will be trained to discourage their classmates from taking drugs. Tes.

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Tes

Attainment gap opening between Scottish state and private pupils

 

According to think tank Reform Scotland, the reduction in subjects at Scottish state schools has caused a new attainment gap to open between pupils at state and independent schools. By Simon Johnson, The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

A teacher's mission to change gender bias in schools

 

Matt Pinkett, head of English at a school in Guildford, is challenging the misconception that boys don't do as well at school as their female classmates. By Joanna Moorhead, The Guardian.

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The Guardian

Exam regulator confirms coursework review changes

 

Ofqual has announced there will be changes to the way schools review coursework. The rules will apply to centre-marked assessment, which includes coursework and controlled assessments. By Jess Staufenberg, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

'Why an old-school whiteboard is the best tech in the classroom'

 

Zoe Enser, an English teacher and director of improvement at Seahaven Academy, writes why 'returning to simplicity' in the classroom has been so successful. Tes.

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Tes

 

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