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Daily News Summary
12 July 2021

image Government to publish new reading framework to help improve children’s life chances
image Anti-bullying campaign to be launched at Downing Street
image Charity helps thousands of state school pupils to study classics
image Independent school encourages pupils to 'learn wherever you like'
image British-branded schools based in China told to teach Beijing curriculum
image Education secretary urges universities not to let 'cancel culture' damage free speech
image 'We ask that pure maths gets the recognition it deserves'
image Can you answer these Oxford university admissions questions?

Government to publish new reading framework to help improve children’s life chances

 

Schools minister Nick Gibb writes in Tes about the publication of a new reading framework, stating: "This focus on reading is the single most important reform in boosting the life chances of every child from whatever background they come from."

Tes also features reaction to the new DfE guidance from teachers, with one describing it as "rude and condescending". By Catherine Lough.

 

Anti-bullying campaign to be launched at Downing Street

 

Dr Alex George, a former Love Island star who is now the Government’s mental health tsar, will help launch a new anti-bullying campaign at Downing Street on Tuesday. By Sian Griffiths, The Sunday Times.

 
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The Sunday Times

Charity helps thousands of state school pupils to study classics

 

The Times takes a look at the work of Classics for All, a charity which has introduced Latin to more than 400 primaries and is developing teaching materials for primary and secondary schools that would like to expand into Greek. By Emma Yeomans.

 
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The Times

Independent school encourages pupils to 'learn wherever you like'

 

Kelvinside Academy in Glasgow has created a "thinking space" inspired by Silicon Valley as part of a wider bid to help encourage pupils to learn wherever they feel most comfortable. By Nicola Woolcock, The Times.

 
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The Times

British-branded schools based in China told to teach Beijing curriculum

 

British-branded private schools in China have been told to "uphold the leadership of the Communist Party of China" and teach only lessons approved by Beijing. By Sophia Yan and Milan Yip, The Telegraph.

 
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The Telegraph

Education secretary urges universities not to let 'cancel culture' damage free speech

 

Gavin Williamson has warned of the potential for 'cancel culture' to jeopardise British universities' global reputation as bastions of free speech. By Camilla Turner, The Telegraph. A commentary written exclusively for The Telegraph by the education secretary can be read under the news article.

 
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The Telegraph

'We ask that pure maths gets the recognition it deserves'

 

Writing in The Times, Baroness Blackwood, chairwoman of Genomics England, and Professor Jon Keating, president of the London Mathematical Society, urge the Government to ensure that £300 million in additional funding is used "to support all branches of mathematics since it is pure maths theory that underlies applied maths, which in turn is essential to scientific discoveries and technological advancement".

 
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The Times

Can you answer these Oxford university admissions questions?

 

The Guardian challenges readers to answer three puzzles that have been set in recent years during Oxford university admissions interviews for joint philosophy degrees. By Alex Bellos.

 
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The Guardian

 

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