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Daily News Summary
31 October 2019

image Unconditional offers 'linked to higher university drop-out rates'
image 'Teachers working overtime contribute to a culture of unmanageable expectations'
image Report calls for cyber security guidance in schools
image Dementia risk 'reduced by developing thinking and problem-solving skills in childhood'
image 'England's World Cup rugby squad should be celebrated for its diversity'

Unconditional offers 'linked to higher university drop-out rates'

 

According to analysis by the Office for Students, undergraduates who are awarded university places regardless of their A-level results are 10 per cent more likely to drop out than their peers with conditional offers. By Camilla Turner, The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

'Teachers working overtime contribute to a culture of unmanageable expectations'

 

Guy Doza writes in Tes arguing teachers working overtime are setting a "dangerous precedent", contributing to an 'unhealthy work culture which is working to the detriment of teachers, schools and children'.

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Tes

Report calls for cyber security guidance in schools

 

The Cyber Security Schools Audit 2019, compiled by the London Grid for Learning and the National Cyber Security Centre, has called for schools to make use of resources designed to protect against cyber security risks. Education Technology.

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Education Technology

Dementia risk 'reduced by developing thinking and problem-solving skills in childhood'

 

New research suggests parents should help build up their children's cognitive skills to help reduce the risk of developing dementia in later life. By Kaya Burgess, The Times.

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The Times

'England's World Cup rugby squad should be celebrated for its diversity'

 

Paul Hayward explores the diverse backgrounds of members of England's rugby squad, praising the "mix of educational routes". The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

 

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