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Daily News Summary
18 July 2019

image 'Closing independent schools would not improve education'
image Radio debates: Labour Against Private Schools
image Parents make financial sacrifices to cover children's university costs, research suggests
image NHS experts warn against encouraging children to "socially transition" their gender
image Referrals to child mental health units rise by almost 50% in three years, figures show
image 'More needs to be done to prepare students for the digital world'
image Reports of rape and sexual assault in universities 'have risen tenfold'
image Young people are increasingly turning to the internet to earn money, research suggests

'Closing independent schools would not improve education'

 

Writing in The Times, Barnaby Lenon, chairman of the Independent Schools Council, outlines the reasons why abolishing independent schools will not improve state education.

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The Times

Radio debates: Labour Against Private Schools

 

Speaking on LBC with Nick Ferrari yesterday, Labour activist Holly Rigby and Richard Shorthouse, director of thinktank Bright Blue, discussed the campaign to abolish independent schools. The clip commences at 02:05:16. Matthew Adshead, chair of the Independent Schools Association and headteacher of the Old Vicarage School, also contributed to the debate, and encouraged listeners to visit schoolstogether.org to read about the partnerships taking place between independent and state schools. To listen to his call-in, scroll to 02:22:22.

On BBC Radio 2 yesterday, the Jeremy Vine show featured a segment on the Labour Against Private Schools campaign, with a debate between Ms Rigby and outgoing headteacher at Myddleton College, Mark Roberts. The discussion commences at 01:09:28.

Parents make financial sacrifices to cover children's university costs, research suggests

 

A new survey conducted by YouGov has found more than a quarter of parents have had to or are intending to reduce their spending on home improvements, cars and holidays to support their children financially through university. By Eleanor Busby, The Independent.

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The Independent

NHS experts warn against encouraging children to "socially transition" their gender

 

According to Gender Identity Development Service leaders, some parents are risking psychologically damaging their children by allowing them to "socially transition" their gender before receiving medical advice. By Henry Bodkin, The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

Referrals to child mental health units rise by almost 50% in three years, figures show

 

Responses to Freedom of Information requests from 46 health trusts suggest the number of pupils aged 11 and under referred to child mental health units has increased by almost 50 per cent in three years. By Noel Titheradge and Ed Thomas, BBC News.

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BBC

'More needs to be done to prepare students for the digital world'

 

A report published by the Nuffield Foundation states teachers need more opportunities to develop digital skills to better prepare students for the world of work. By Dave Speck, Tes.

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Tes

Reports of rape and sexual assault in universities 'have risen tenfold'

 

An investigation has revealed the number of rape and sexual assault allegations made to universities per year has risen from 65 in 2014 to 626 in 2018. By Hayley Dixon, The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

Young people are increasingly turning to the internet to earn money, research suggests

 

Research conducted by Barclays LifeSkills has found students are increasingly making money through selling goods online, rather than through taking up traditional Saturday jobs. Sky News.

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Sky

 

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