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Daily News Summary
31 July 2019

image Education secretary to take on skills remit
image 'Languages graduates are needed to navigate the post-Brexit world'
image DfE announce free early learning apps for disadvantaged families
image 'How teachers can address the drop in A-level English entries'
image 'Is Boris Johnson's proposal for £4.6 billion in school funding enough?'
image Mandatory media lessons would educate children about fake news, study finds
image MPs call on the prime minister to tackle youth violence

Education secretary to take on skills remit

 

The Department for Education has confirmed that Gavin Williamson, the newly-appointed education secretary, will lead on the skills brief with support from the new children's minister, Kemi Badenoch. By Julia Belgutay, Tes.

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Tes

'Languages graduates are needed to navigate the post-Brexit world'

 

Writing in The Guardian, university professor Nicola McLelland argues graduates with foreign language skills are needed "to protect the UK's international relations" post-Brexit.

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The Guardian

DfE announce free early learning apps for disadvantaged families

 

The Department for Education (DfE) has revealed 12 areas where disadvantaged families will have access to educational apps free of charge as part of a pilot project. ITV News.

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ITV News

'How teachers can address the drop in A-level English entries'

 

English teacher Haili Hughes outlines the ways educators can generate more interest in English language and English literature at A-level. Tes. The article references the Independent Schools Council.

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Tes

'Is Boris Johnson's proposal for £4.6 billion in school funding enough?'

 

The Guardian reports on the reaction from schools and unions to Boris Johnson's announcement that schools will receive £4.6 billion in funding each year by 2022/23. By Sally Weale.

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The Guardian

Mandatory media lessons would educate children about fake news, study finds

 

A research project led by the Centre for Excellence in Media Practice at Bournemouth University has concluded making media studies compulsory in schools 'would help young people identify fake news and disinformation'. By Helen Ward, Tes.

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Tes

MPs call on the prime minister to tackle youth violence

 

A report from the Home Affairs Committee has called for police officers to be introduced into "all schools in areas with an above-average risk of serious youth violence" by April next year. BBC News.

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BBC

 

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