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Daily News Summary
3 April 2019

image Letters: The positive role of independent schools
image Why the boom in home-schooling?
image Could any of the former, or current, education secretaries be PM?
image DfE calls on edtech companies to help 'transform schools'
image Higher pay for school leavers with tech skills, research shows
image Free programme teaches children about "fake news"
image 'Changes to early years curriculum could narrow children's learning'
image Igniting a love of reading among children

Letters: The positive role of independent schools

 

Dr John D Halliday, rector at the High School of Dundee, writes to The Courier detailing the positive impact his school has on its wider community.

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The Courier

Why the boom in home-schooling?

 

Matilda Battersby writes for iNews questioning the reason behind the boom in home-schooling.

Ed Dorrell writes in Tes that the Government's proposal for a home-schooling register is "long overdue" and details why it is necessary.

In a letter to The Times, Neil Roskilly, chief executive of the Independent Schools Association, argues the register "holds little fear" for parents who avoid educating their children in line with fundamental British values. Letter half-way down.

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iNews

Could any of the former, or current, education secretaries be PM?

 

An article in Tes questions how likely it is that Michael Gove, Nicky Morgan, Justine Greening or Damian Hinds could become the next prime minister. By Yvonne Williams, a head of English and drama in a secondary school in the south of England.

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Tes

DfE calls on edtech companies to help 'transform schools'

 

The Department for Education (DfE) has called on edtech companies to 'transform schools' by addressing challenges facing the education sector. By Martin George, Tes.

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Tes

Higher pay for school leavers with tech skills, research shows

 

Students who leave school with technical qualifications in science and maths are better paid by the time they reach 30 than graduates in similar subjects from most universities. By Nicola Woolcock, The Times.

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The Times

Free programme teaches children about "fake news"

 

News UK has developed a free programme to teach pupils aged 14 to 16 about "fake news". By Matthew Moore, The Times.

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The Times

'Changes to early years curriculum could narrow children's learning'

 

An early years expert has warned that changes to assessment for four and five-year-olds could narrow the curriculum. By Helen Ward, Tes.

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Tes

Igniting a love of reading among children

 

Jonathan Douglas, director of the National Literacy Trust, explains how to encourage pupils to read for pleasure. Tes.

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Tes

 

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