Daily news briefing from the UKEdNewsdesk, initially published on the UKEdChat App.
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Friends ‘key to fewer school dropouts’
Schools should encourage pupils with poor grades to mix with stronger students if they want to keep them in education, suggests a study.
Read more at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-38651628
‘Research schools’ for social mobility zones
Education Secretary Justine Greening is to announce six more “opportunity areas” with their own research schools.
Read more at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-38655108
Private school children are tougher than their state educated peers, study finds
New research commissioned by the Independent Schools Council (ISC) found that pupils at fee-paying schools are more controlled, committed and confident than those who went to state schools.
Knowsley planning return of A-levels after shut down
The last school in the borough to teach A-levels, Halewood Academy, announced last year that it could no longer afford to offer the qualifications.
It prompted complaints from parents in a borough that already had among the UK’s lowest rates of university entry.
Read more at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-38651058
Cuts, cuts, cuts. Headteachers tell of school system ‘that could implode’
A report by the National Audit Office has said schools face cuts of 8% in real terms by 2019-20. While the government said school funding would be ringfenced, headteachers are facing a mountain of increased costs.