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Daily News Summary
20 March 2019

image Chinese investors taking over independent schools
image Minister promises action on school sport
image 'Relationships and sex education must reflect the 21st century'
image Don't treat us as problems, say children with special educational needs
image Bursary scheme launched to encourage more female and black physicists
image 'My hopes for the Lib Dems to be seen as the party of education'
image Most employers believe master's degree has little advantage, survey reveals

Chinese investors taking over independent schools

 

The Times reports on a number of Chinese investors who have taken over independent schools. The article states Chinese families are attracted to a British education and are confident they can recruit more pupils. By Rosemary Bennett. A number of ISC schools are referenced.

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The Times

Minister promises action on school sport

 

The minister for sport has expressed concern about the inactivity of young people and has pledged to boost girls' participation in sport. By Jeremy Wilson, The Telegraph.

Do you work with state schools to encourage pupils' engagement in sports and physical activity? Please email case studies or blog posts to georgina.belcher@isc.co.uk.

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The Telegraph

'Relationships and sex education must reflect the 21st century'

 

The education secretary, Damian Hinds MP, discusses relationships and sex education in schools and argues it must be "fit for a childhood online". The Times.

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The Times

Don't treat us as problems, say children with special educational needs

 

Young people with special educational needs and disabilities have told MPs during the education select committee that they should not be treated as problems. By Katherine Sellgren, BBC News.

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BBC

Bursary scheme launched to encourage more female and black physicists

 

The Institute of Physics has launched a bursary campaign to raise the number of female and black physics researchers. By Pallab Ghosh, BBC News.

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BBC

'My hopes for the Lib Dems to be seen as the party of education'

 

Sir Vince Cable MP, leader of the Liberal Democrat Party, has said he hopes the Lib Dems will return as "the party that has education at the top of our list". By George Ryan, Tes.

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Tes

Most employers believe master's degree has little advantage, survey reveals

 

A survey from the Institute of Student Employers has revealed only 19 per cent of employers felt a master's degree gave graduates better skills than those without the qualification. By Eleanor Busby, The Independent.

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The Independent

 

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