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Daily News Summary
30 October 2019

image 'Boarding schools contribute to higher property premiums'
image One fifth of England's World Cup rugby team attended the same state school
image Each party's plans for schools ahead of the general election
image Government watchdog raises concern over technical schools in England
image Two thirds of universities and colleges told to 'take action' over regulator's concerns
image Disadvantaged Scottish students 'take on the most debt' throughout university

'Boarding schools contribute to higher property premiums'

 

The Telegraph explores the link between the increasing popularity of schools offering weekly and flexi-boarding and the rise in nearby house prices. By Madeleine Silver.

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The Telegraph

One fifth of England's World Cup rugby team attended the same state school

 

The Times reports three members of the England rugby team, set to take part in the Rugby World Cup Final this weekend, were educated at St George's School, a state school in Hertfordshire. Maro Itoje, who attended the school as a boarder, went on to study at Harrow School's sixth form on a sports scholarship. By Andrew Ellson.

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The Times

Each party's plans for schools ahead of the general election

 

Tes carries three articles outlining the potential education policy proposals of the Labour Party, the Liberal Democrats, and the Conservative Party ahead of the general election. By Dave Speck and Catherine Lough.

Government watchdog raises concerns over technical schools in England

 

The National Audit Office has warned many university technical schools in England are half full, do not perform as well as other secondary schools, and are less likely to be rated as good or outstanding. By Katherine Sellgren, BBC News.

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BBC

Two thirds of universities and colleges told to 'take action' over regulator's concerns

 

Figures from the Office for Students show 65 per cent of universities and colleges have been told to 'take action' amid concerns about teaching quality, financial viability, and the low intake of students from disadvantaged backgrounds. By Eleanor Busby, The Independent.

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The Independent

Disadvantaged Scottish students 'take on the most debt' throughout university

 

The National Union of Students Scotland has said the poorest students are borrowing the most money to cover living expenses throughout university, citing figures from Scotland's Chief Statistician. By Jamie McIvor, BBC News.

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BBC

 

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