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Daily News Summary
14 March 2019

image 'Independent schools are not the agents of social division portrayed in the press'
image "Maths anxiety" may be contributing to low level of numeracy among adults, say researchers
image The Spring Statement: No new school funding
image The parents cheating to get their children into elite schools and colleges
image 'The female voice is inadequately represented in the education media'
image The NCA introduces animation series to teach children about online dangers
image 'Teachers want to know more about the influence of genetics on education'
image 'Why MPs should be sent to college for a course in basic politics'

'Independent schools are not the agents of social division portrayed in the press'

 

Lord Lexden, president of the Independent Schools Association, writes in The Spectator debunking some of the myths that surround the sector.

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The Spectator

"Maths anxiety" may be contributing to low level of numeracy among adults, say researchers

 

Academics from Cambridge’s Faculty of Education and its Centre for Neuroscience have raised concern about the number of pupils suffering "maths anxiety", which may be causing a "national crisis". By Camilla Turner, The Telegraph.

The Independent includes a sample quiz to test whether readers are able to answer maths questions aimed at 11-year-olds.

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The Telegraph

The Spring Statement: No new school funding

 

The Chancellor has announced in the Spring Statement there will be no new school funding. By Martin George, Tes.

The Telegraph reports on the Chancellor's plans to give free sanitary products to all secondary schools across England.

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Tes

The parents cheating to get their children into elite schools and colleges

 

An article in The Telegraph discusses the recent bribery scandal in America, which has revealed a number of wealthy parents have bribed elite colleges to get their child a place. By Guy Kelly.

Jenni Russell writes a comment for The Times arguing that 'inequality will rise if the wealthy continue to game the system'.

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The Telegraph

'The female voice is inadequately represented in the education media'

 

Yvonne Williams, head of English and drama at a school in the south of England, discusses what a more female-friendly profession might look like. Tes

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Tes

The NCA introduces animation series to teach children about online dangers

 

The National Crime Agency (NCA) has introduced a series of educational cartoons to teach children aged between four and seven about the dangers of online grooming. By Georgina Littlejohn, iNews.

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iNews

'Teachers want to know more about the influence of genetics on education'

 

New research has shown teachers are interested to find out more about how genes influence learning outcomes. By Marc Smith, a chartered psychologist and teacher. Tes.

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Tes

'Why MPs should be sent to college for a course in basic politics'

 

Dr Roshan Doug, a visiting professor, strategist and educational consultant at the University of Birmingham, argues MPs should be sent to college "to be reminded that they are servants of the people, not our masters". Tes.

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Tes

 

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