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Daily News Summary
17 December 2019

image Figures show 25 per cent of university applicants received a "conditional unconditional" offer this year
image 'We must teach children to know things without Google'
image Statistics reveal disadvantage gap in progression to higher education
image Thousands of university students in the UK are 'estranged from their families'
image 'The importance of school research leads'

Figures show 25 per cent of university applicants received a "conditional unconditional" offer this year

 

New figures from UCAS reveal the number of school-leavers in England, Northern Ireland and Wales who received at least one conditional unconditional offer in 2019 rose to 64,825. By Katherine Sellgren, BBC News.

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BBC

'We must teach children to know things without Google'

 

Writing in The Herald, Ailsa Lawn, head of junior school at Lomond School, argues "we are losing the skill of acquiring knowledge" due to an increasing reliance on technology.

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Herald

Statistics reveal disadvantage gap in progression to higher education

 

Government statistics show 26.3 per cent of students on free school meals in 2013-14 went on to university in 2017-18, compared with 44.9 per cent of pupils who were not eligible for free school meals. By Freddie Whittaker, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

Thousands of university students in the UK are 'estranged from their families'

 

New figures suggest more than 8,000 university students in the UK have no contact with their families, with many experiencing financial difficulties, loneliness and homelessness during the holidays. By Alice Porter, BBC News.

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BBC

'The importance of school research leads'

 

Speaking on the Tes Leadership podcast, Carl Hendrick, author and English teacher at Wellington College, lists reasons why he believes school research leads make people better teachers. By Rebecca Foster.

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Tes

 

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