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Daily News Summary
9 January 2019

image Decline in the number of overseas pupils choosing to study at UK universities, figures reveal
image "Pushy" parents urged not to get involved when staff discipline children
image "The Government does not understand AI in education"
image How useful is work experience?
image Which T-level subjects can you study?
image Schools put pupils off vocational study due to funding fears, think tank finds
image 'Something radical needs to happen to improve Scottish state schools'

Decline in the number of overseas pupils choosing to study at UK universities, figures reveal

 

The Council of British International Schools (COBIS) annual research survey, has revealed a drop in the number of overseas pupils choosing UK universities. By Helen Ward, Tes.

Tes also reports on a drop in the number of schools in membership of COBIS, following the introduction of tougher quality assurance standards last year. By Helen Ward, Tes. The article quotes Colin Bell, ceo of COBIS.

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Tes

"Pushy" parents urged not to get involved when staff discipline children

 

The Daily Mail reports "'pushy" parents have been warned that challenging teachers over their disciplinary decisions risks taking away valuable teaching time. By Eleanor Harding and Julie Henry. The article quotes Bruce Grindlay, headmaster of Sutton Valence School.

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Daily Mail

"The Government does not understand AI in education"

 

Priya Lakhani, the founder of edtech company Century Tech, has warned the Commons Education Select Committee that the Government may fall behind if action is not taken to better understand artificial intelligence in education. By Martin George, Tes.

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Tes

How useful is work experience?

 

Ian Pryce, principal of Bedford College, considers whether student work experience weeks are effective. Tes.

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Tes

Which T-level subjects can you study?

 

Tes details the 25 subjects which can be taken as T-levels from September 2020. By George Ryan.

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Tes

Schools put pupils off vocational study due to funding fears, think tank finds

 

The Institute for Public Policy Research has said schools are preventing pupils from learning about alternative pathways after GCSEs, due to concerns that pupil funding in the sixth form will be lost. By Nicola Woolcock, The Times.

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The Times

'Something radical needs to happen to improve Scottish state schools'

 

Cameron Wyllie, a retired independent school headteacher, writes in The Scotsman ways in which state education in Scotland could be improved.

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Scotsman

 

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