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Daily News Summary
30 May 2019

image Twitter aids headteachers' professional knowledge, according to research
image DfE to push Home Office on teacher visas
image Thousands march to demand action on "national crisis" in special needs funding
image 'Music is central to primary school life'
image Graduates will be paying off student debt into their sixties

Twitter aids headteachers' professional knowledge, according to research

 

Academics from the University of Kentucky have looked into the benefits of Twitter for school leaders. Their findings show Twitter can expand educational knowledge and develop professional identities. By Adi Bloom, Tes.

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Tes

DfE to push Home Office on teacher visas

 

The Government’s independent Migration Advisory Committee has advised against adding the teaching profession to the Shortage Occupation List. Tes reports the Department for Education (DfE) will continue pressing the Home Office to give teachers higher priority for visas. By Will Hazell, Tes.

Ed Dorrell details his reaction to the decision.

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Tes

Thousands march to demand action on "national crisis" in special needs funding

 

The SEND National Crisis campaign will march on Downing Street today to demand action over the funding crisis. By Judith Burns, BBC News.

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BBC

'Music is central to primary school life'

 

Emma Turner, the research and CPD lead for Discovery Schools Trust, argues music should be at the heart of primary schools' curriculum but is currently "played on a muffled drum". Tes.

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Tes

Graduates will be paying off student debt into their sixties

 

Plans to reform university funding mean millions of graduates will still be paying back student loans in their sixties. By Rosemary Bennett, The Times.

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The Times

 

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