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Daily News Summary
11 June 2019

image Review planned over university entrance system
image Nursery choice may be more important than school in relation to academic achievement
image 'Scrapping BTECs may see more young people drop out of education'
image Academics warn against funding cuts to arts degrees
image Vatican's gender identity guidance draws criticism
image The fortnight-long staffroom boycott

Review planned over university entrance system

 

As part of a university entrance system review, the Office for Students is expected to consider whether students should only apply after they have their A-level grades. By Camilla Turner, The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

Nursery choice may be more important than school in relation to academic achievement

 

A study published by the National Institute of Economic and Social Research and the UCL Institute of Education, and funded by the Nuffield Foundation, has suggested nursery choice could be more important than school when it comes to academic achievement. By Camilla Turner, The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

'Scrapping BTECs may see more young people drop out of education'

 

The Association of School and College Leaders has told the Government that abolishing applied general qualifications would not give a greater guarantee of progress - and may result in more students dropping out of education. By Julia Belgutay, Tes.

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Tes

Academics warn against funding cuts to arts degrees

 

Academics have raised concern in the wake of a review that called on the Government to base its support for different subjects on the economic and social “value” of their degrees. By Anna Fazackerley, The Guardian.

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The Guardian

Vatican's gender identity guidance draws criticism

 

LGBT groups have criticised a new document released by the Vatican, which challenges modern conceptions of gender identity. BBC News.

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BBC

The fortnight-long staffroom boycott

 

Tes details what one teacher gained from going on a two-week staffroom boycott. By Adam Black, a primary teacher in Scotland who, in the New Year's Honours list, received the British Empire Medal for raising awareness of stammering.

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Tes

 

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